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Air Force Tests New Autonomous Flight Test System

The U.S. Air Force 412th Test Wing performed a three-day flight trial for a new system designed to facilitate autonomous aircraft testing. The Testing of Autonomy in Complex Environments system, develop by Johns Hopkins University, establishes links between an aircraft on auto pilot and an artificial intelligence computer, the service branch said Thursday. The computer sends autonomous commands to the aircraft that TACE gathers status information from.

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USAF Lt. Gen. VeraLinn Jamieson Nominated for ISR, Cyber Leadership Role

President Trump nominated Lt. Gen. VeraLinn Jamieson; deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance with the U.S. Air Force; for an ISR leadership role that includes a cyber component. The nomination is for Jamieson's assignment as USAF deputy chief of staff for ISR and cyber effects operations, the Department of Defense said Friday

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Lt. Gen. David Thompson: USAF Relies on Industry for Space Launch Services

Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of U.S. Air Force Space Command, told reporters after a Capitol Hill event that the service branch relies on industry to support the military's rocket launch needs, Space News reported Saturday. The service branch is confident the U.S. space industry will provide rockets for missions to lift military and intelligence satellites, he said.

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USAF Unifies IT, Intelligence, Cyber Into One HQ Office

The U.S. Air Force began reorganizing and unifying its headquarters' information technology, cyber and intelligence operations, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. USAF's new approach would combine the three technical areas into one organization, merging the branch's deputy chief of staff offices for information dominance and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

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USAF 704th Test Group Performing New Directed Energy Experiments

The Directed Energy Combined Test Force of the U.S. Air Force's 704th Test Group plans to conduct experiments intending to inform the branch on the use and development of DE technologies. The plans support the Directed Energy Experimentation Campaign and follow the effort's first experiment that concluded in October 2018 at White Sands Missile Range, USAF said Tuesday.

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USAF Spends Part of Funds Allotted for Commercial Satellite Data

The U.S. Air Force used $7M for commercial satellite weather data as part of an effort to determine whether or not the data would meet military requirements, Space News reported Thursday. The obligated funds come from the service branch's congress-approved $20M budget for the Commercial Weather Data Pilot Program.

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USAF Holding Innovation Development Challenge for Airmen

The U.S. Air Force invites airmen to take part in a competition seeking innovative concepts addressing the military's multi-domain challenges. The Vice Chief’s Challenge, announced at an Air Force Association convention, will provide specific topic areas for which participants develop new applications allowing users to clearly visualize the operational environment, USAF said Tuesday.

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