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USAF AFWERX Event Tackles Opportunities to Rebuild, Modernize Tyndall AFB; Brig. Gen. Patrice Melancon, Lowell Usrey Quoted

Tyndall AFB

A program held by the U.S. Air Force's AFWERX innovation program highlighted opportunities to rebuild the hurricane-damaged Tyndall Air Force Base as a modern, state-of-the-art installation. AFWERX will unveil the top technology proposals on Aug. 7th. These entries will be eligible for the effort's succeeding phase.

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NASA, Swift Engineering Fly New Earth Observation UAS for Testing

HALE UAS

NASA's Ames Research Center partnered with Swift Engineering to test-fly a new solar-powered unmanned aircraft system designed for Earth observation and atmospheric research. The High-Altitude Long-Endurance (HALE UAS) flew for two hours to demonstrate low-altitude operations.

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John Pope Appointed NAVWAR Executive Director

John Pope

John Pope, formerly executive director at the U.S. Navy's Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence and Space Systems, has taken the same role at Naval Information Warfare (NAVWAR) Systems Command. Pope has replaced Pat Sullivan, who retired after a 29-year career at the service branch. 

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Space Force Seeks Commercial Partners for ‘Deep Space’ Defense Acrhitecture; Col. Russell Teehan, Col. Joseph Roth Quoted

Space Force

The U.S. Space Force plans to partner with commercial entities for government programs aimed at establishing a deep-space architecture. Col. Russell Teehan said that the military branch envisions a “notional operational architecture” that will defend the nation’s space assets while handling strategic and theater activities.

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