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NASA Initiates Study on Physiological Effects of High-Performance Flights

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center has initiated a new series of in-flight tests that aims to identify the physiological effects of high-performance aircraft flights on the human body.

The NASA Engineering and Safety Center at Langley Research Center will monitor the breathing of five NASA pilots operating different airplanes and equipment in various flight conditions, the agency said Wednesday.

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Global Hawk Aircraft Lands in Alaska for Reconnaissance Exercise

Eielson Air Force Base welcomed on Thursday an RQ-4 Global Hawk tasked to support RED FLAG-Alaska, a simulated reconnaissance training exercise. The aircraft - assigned to Beale AFB - and a team of pilots will take part in an effort to better apply the RQ-4's reconnaissance capacities to simulated warfighting, Eielson AFB said Friday.

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Wright-Patterson AFB Conducts Email Cloud Migration

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has migrated more than 30,000 email accounts to the cloud as part of a Defense Department effort to provide greater email storage. Under the Cloud Hosted Enterprise Service initiative, the 88th Communications Group Communications/Cyber Planner and 88th Communications Squadron worked to migrate email accounts of the …

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Retired USAF Gen. John Michael Loh: Aircraft, Weapons & Strategy Key to Air Campaigns

John Michael Loh, a retired U.S. Air Force general, wrote in an opinion piece posted Thursday on Defense News he believes the military service should use "rollback" strategies along with stealth aircraft platforms and stealth weapons systems to carry out air campaigns.

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The retired USAF general noted that air forces used such strategy in previous efforts against sophisticated and integrated air defense systems.

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STRATCOM Software Testing System Seen to Meet Initial Operational Capability in October

A system developed to assess the U.S. Strategic Command’s new software using real-world, classified data will possibly meet initial operational capability in October 2018. The Integrated Strategic Planning and Analysis Network is in its fourth increment with a budget baseline of $150 million, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Sunday.

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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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