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Air Force Test-Flies Light Attack Aircraft Offerings

U.S. Air Force pilots on Wednesday performed basic surface attack missions and familiarization flights with four aircraft platforms from industry participants in the service branch’s Light Attack Experiment campaign at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. The event gathered senior military leaders and international visitors to witness demonstrations of …

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DMSP F-19 Satellite to End Weather Data Transmission

The U.S. Air Force has announced that the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight 19 will conclude its transmission of weather data to Defense Department and civilian agencies following a three-year operational service. The service branch said Thursday DMSP F-19 experienced a power failure within its command-and-control system in February 2016 and …

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Air Force Unveils 5 New Priority Areas

Top U.S. Air Force leaders have established five new objectives in a move to help the military service address challenges in air and space missions. The service branch said Wednesday its current leaders will prioritize efforts to restore personnel readiness, modernize the lethality of the Air Force, drive innovation, train new leaders …

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US, South Korea, Japan Perform Sequenced Bilateral Mission

The U.S. Air Force has conducted a sequenced bilateral mission alongside its counterparts from South Korea and Japan in response to North Korea’s recent ballistic missile and nuclear activities. The service branch said Monday two of the Pacific Air Forces’ B-1B Lancer bombers joined F-2 and F-15 fighter jets of Japanese …

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Air Force to Seek Tech Ideas From Universities, Small Businesses

The U.S. Air Force has unveiled a new program that would allow universities, small businesses and entrepreneurs to pitch “emerging” technology ideas and innovations to the service branch. The first “storefront” that will connect potential proposers to the Air Force under the AFwerX program will be launched in early 2018 …

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