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Air Force Eyes Laser Weapon System for Warfighting Arsenal

The U.S. Air Force looks to integrate the use of high-energy laser weapon systems into the service branch’s warfighting arsenal, AFCEA International reported Wednesday. The Air Force Special Operations Command will start to assess a complete laser system for the AC-130J Ghostrider gunship which will feature a beam control system, …

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Report: Air Force Pegs F-22 Raptor Modernization Cost at $1.7B

The U.S. Air Force has estimated that modernizing 34 Lockheed Martin-built F-22 aircraft from a training configuration to an operational status would cost more than $1.7 billion over an 11-year period, FlightGlobal reported Thursday. A USAF report, submitted to Congress and obtained by FlightGlobal, provides details about the service branch’s projected cost …

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Transcom Begins Commercial Cloud IT System Migration

The U.S. Transportation Command has migrated the first batch of five information technology systems to a commercial cloud infrastructure, making Transcom the first Defense Department organization to do so. Gen. Darren McDew, commander of Transcom, directed the cloud migration effort in a move to help the command deliver information to transportation service …

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AFRL, Harvard Develop Stretchable Electronics Manufacturing Process

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have jointly developed a new three-dimensional printing process to manufacture stretchable and flexible electronics. Hybrid 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that combines conductive material with material substrate to form stretchable and wearable electronics, the Air Force said …

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Afghanistan Takes in 2 UH-60A Black Hawk Helicopters

Afghanistan’s air force has inaugurated its first two UH-60A Black Hawk Helicopters as part of the military branch’s force modernization effort. The U.S. Air Force said Tuesday Afghan President Ashraf Ghani led a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday at Kandahar Airfield to mark the addition of the Sikorsky-built helicopters to the AAF fleet. The U.S. and …

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