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AFRL Completes Demonstration of New Maintenance Robotic System

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Manufacturing Technologies Division has showcased a new a robotic system for aircraft maintenance. The Advanced Automation for Agile Aerospace Applications or A5 robot uses sensor feedback to perform factory work in localized environments, Wright-Patterson AF Base said Thursday. The robot weighs 22,000 pounds and is expected to reduce the …

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Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force to Prioritize Funding for Combat Aircraft Production, Sustainment

Senior officials at the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force have informed House Armed Services Committee members of the service branches’ programs to buy combat aircraft and weapons systems, DoD News reported Friday. Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, commander of Naval Air Systems Command, said at an HASC hearing Friday the Marine …

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USAF to Deploy CV-22 Osprey Aircraft to Japan

The U.S. Air Force is sending five CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to a military air base in Tokyo earlier than previously anticipated. U.S. Forces Japan said Tuesday the CV-22 units, built by Bell-Boeing, will arrive at Yokota Air Base later this week as part of the branch’s efforts to help address regional security …

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DoD to Issue $169M in University Research Grants

The Defense Department has chosen 24 multidisciplinary research projects to receive a total of $169 million in funds under a grant program for U.S. universities. DoD said Monday the research teams will perform work under the 2018 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative over a five-year period, subject to research progress and funding availability. “MURI supports …

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Air Force Installation & Contracting Agency Achieves $1B Cost Savings Through Alternative Business Practices

The U.S. Air Force‘s Installation and Contracting Agency has achieved approximately $1 billion in cost savings using alternative ways to procure goods and services. AFICA employed a cost savings tracker, strategic partnerships and acquisition strategies to meet goals under the Air Force Materiel Command’s strategic plan, the Air Force said Thursday. Renee Richardson, …

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Air Force, NATO Conduct Study to Address Pilot Shortage

The U.S. Air Force and NATO have partnered to deal with pilot shortage, a problem that other NATO members have also been experiencing. The Joint Jet Pilot Training program’s Steering Committee conducted a study on the matter, and found that the shortage of usable pilots stems from the lack of instructors and available …

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