Tag Archives: Tyndall Air Force Base

Tyndall AFB to Field Semi-Autonomous Robot Dogs; Mark Shackley Quoted

Q-UGVs

Tyndall Air Force Base received the first batch of semi-autonomous robot dogs designed by Immersive Wisdom and Ghost Robotics for the U.S. Air Force's 325th Security Forces Squadron. The Quad-legged Unmanned Ground Vehicles (Q-UGVs) can navigate on difficult terrains and come with 14 sensors each to allow a situational awareness coverage of 360 degrees.

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Tyndall AFB Introduces X-Ray Inspection Tech for Commercial Vehicles

VACIS M6500

Tyndall Air Force Base has fielded an X-ray-based inspection system to expedite the time needed to search vehicles carrying cargo and building materials. The $2.2 million machine is a part of a five to seven-year effort that seeks to rebuild Tyndall AFB following the effects of Hurricane Michael in 2018.

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USAF-Navy Team Tests Aircraft Weapons at Tyndall AFB; Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Kellner Quoted

F-22 Raptor

Aircraft squadrons from the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force took part in an exercise that assessed air-to-air and air-to-ground weapon systems. Weapon System Evaluation Program East 21.03 took place at Tyndall Air Force from Dec. 7 to 18 in support of Air Combat Command's evaluation needs. The exercise ran 87 sorties with 28 missiles fired across the 11-day event.

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USAF Leverages 5G to Support Smart Base Rebuild; Brig. Gen. Patrice Melancon Quoted

5G

The U.S. Air Force has begun rebuilding the hurricane-damaged Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, and has integrated low-latency and large data-transmission of 5G networks with digital twin technology to increase base security. The Air Force will work to connect thousands of sensors at Tyndall that collect data and can detect intruders and transmit it by 5G wireless into a digital twin model.

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AFCEC Fields Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robot; Kaelob King Quoted

MTRS II

The U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) deployed a remotely operated robot built to trace, validate and dispose unexploded explosive ordnance and other hazards to Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. AFCEC developed the Man Transportable Robot System Increment II to replace the Air Force Medium Sized Robots destroyed by Hurricane Michael in 2018.

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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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Tyndall Air Force Base to Implement AT&T 5G Services; Wash100 Award Winner Xavier Williams Quoted

The U.S. Air Force is working with AT&T to establish Tyndall Air Force Base as a “Smart Base of the Future” and use AT&T 5G services to deliver a communications solution with cloud, IoT, virtual reality and FirstNet capabilities, AT&T announced on Thursday.

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Air Force Creates New Program Management Office to Rebuild Tyndall AFB

The U.S. Air Force established a new program management office to lead efforts in rebuilding infrastructures damaged by Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. The service said Wednesday the PMO will assess the damage to installation facilities and infrastructures, determine usability and preserve capabilities of the base. 

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USAF Consolidates Contracting Systems Into Single Platform

A directorate within the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is combining four legacy contract writing systems into a consolidated contract management platform. The new unified platform, named Contracting Information Technology, will service over 4,500 contracting users by December 2019, and is being implemented across the U.S. Air Force, the branch said Thursday.

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