Tag Archives: U.S. Air Force

USAF Taps Jump Aero, Caltech to Develop Damage Recovery Tech for Emergency Response Aircraft; Carl Dietrich Quoted

U.S. Air Force

Jump Aero and the California Institute of Technology will develop a machine learning-aided flight controller designed to help the U.S. Air Force boost the safety of emergency response aircraft. The Air Force expects the new technology to increase the probability of a safe recovery when the aircraft is damaged in battle.

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Curtiss-Wright Awarded Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Contract to Provide COTS Module Technology to Update F-22 Raptor Aircraft; President, CEO Lynn Bamford Quoted

Lynn Bamford

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced on Wednesday that the company has received a contract to provide its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) processor module technology to upgrade the F-22 Raptor aircraft through Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Prior to its selection, the Curtiss-Wright processor module was successfully subjected to a rigorous and extensive durability test program to meet the F-22 Raptor’s extreme environmental requirements.

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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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USAF Developing Zero-Trust Cybersecurity Maturity Model; Lauren Knausenberger Quoted

Lauren Knausenberger

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has announced it is developing a maturity model to broaden the service implementation of zero trust cybersecurity protection. The maturity model will be the foundation of the entire Air Force network architecture. The new maturity model aims to help network administrators and IT workers throughout the Air Force bring their networks in line with zero trust security. 

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Air Force Research Lab to Hold Industry Event for New Procurement Vehicle

Air Force Research

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is slated to conduct a two-day virtual event from April 13th to 14th to discuss a new rapid and agile procurement vehicle to industry and academia. AFRL will accommodate industry partners on the first day while academic institutions are free to join the following day. 

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Air Force Looks to Update Digital Training Platform’s Features, Career Pathways

Digital Training

The U.S. Air Force is continuing efforts to update its cyber training platform which the service branch envisions to include features for unique skill sets and new career areas. The Air Force’s office for Business and Enterprise Systems Product Innovation (BESPIN) told the publication that it seeks to provide more customizations for the Digital University (DU) tool to support specific upskilling activities.

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USAF Updates ‘Air Force Connect’ App to Centralize Base-Related Information

Air Force Connect

The U.S. Air Force is relaunching the 88th Air Base Wing’s page within the Air Force Connect mobile app to serve as a portal for base information including data on senior officials, directories, and social media. The Air Force said Friday the app is meant to operate as a central interface to sreamline information discovery without the need for multiple websites.

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AFRL Prepares to Establish New Space Environment Research Facility; Todd Parris Quoted

Skywave Technology

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) broke ground at Kirtland Air Force Base to mark the construction of a new 3,500-square-foot facility for space environment research. The $3.5 million Skywave Technology Laboratory will allow researchers to test large antennas and sensor systems outdoors before deployment. 

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Northcom, NORAD to Host Five-Day AI System Demo

AWS-Oxford University

The U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will hold a five-day demonstration to test artificial intelligence technologies that will be incorporated into various decision-making processes. The demonstration is a part of the U.S. military's plans to transition to joint all-domain command and control technologies.

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Maj. Gen. Robert McMahon Appointed Senior Advisor for Systecon NA; Jolie Woodard Quoted

Systecon

Systecon North America (Systecon NA), a leading predictive analytics firm, announced on Thursday that former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment and retired major general for the U.S. Air Force Robert McMahon has joined the company’s leadership as a senior advisor. As Senior Advisor for Systecon NA, Maj. Gen. McMahon brings more than four decades of experience serving the Department of Defense to the role. 

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