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Hill AFB’s F-35 Program Makes Headway

Hill Air Force Base’s F-35A Lightning II program has progressed since its initial operational capability announcement in August 2016, the service branch said Friday. The F-35’s new 3F software increases the aircraft’s capacities, including that of its weapons systems, with its flight envelope now reaching nine Gs. The Air Force also worked …

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Robins AFB Opens Shop for JSTARS Aircraft Depot Maintenance

The U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft, built for airborne battle management, command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, has begun flying in to Robins Air Force Base for depot maintenance. The service branch said Thursday that depot maintenance for the aircraft, which …

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Capt. Jacob Singleton: Air Force Research Lab Eyes Commercial Incubator, Accelerator Programs

Capt. Jacob Singleton, program manager at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Center for Rapid Innovation, told PCMag in an interview published Wednesday AFRL is interested in incubator and accelerator programs that can help developers explore the potential military use of commercial technologies. Singleton, who also leads Space Technology Accelerator program, said the lab …

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Air Force Sets Time Frame for UH-1N Replacement Deliveries

The U.S. Air Force expects to award an UH-1N Huey replacement contract later this year and aims to deliver new utility helicopters to multiple bases in the 2020-2032 time frame. USAF said Wednesday it will buy aircraft designed to support nuclear deterrence, test and training, continuation of government operations and survival school support operations. The service branch …

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James Mattis: Trump’s Space Force Plan Needs Legislative Action

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said that President Donald Trump’s proposal for the U.S. military to establish a space force will require detailed planning and legislation prior to its formation, The Hill reported Wednesday. Mattis, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, told reporters Wednesday that Defense Department officials plan to discuss the matter at their meeting …

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USAF Demonstrates New Sensor Pod With MQ-9 UAS

The U.S. Air Force demonstrated a new sensor system during three test flights with a General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft system. The AgilePod is an Air Force-owned open architecture system designed to provide sensor pods in varying sizes for different missions, Wright Patterson Air Force Base said Tuesday. The Air Force Life Cycle …

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AFRL Uses New Method to Simplify Technology Licensing Processes

The U.S. Air Force Research Lab is employing a new licensing method designed to accelerate the transitioning of AFRL technologies into commercial development. Industry entities may now use the Express Technology Licensing website to determine licensing availability and opportunities for AFRL-made products before purchase, Wright-Patterson AF Base said Wednesday. “Through Express Tech Licensing, …

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