Tag: USAF

SNC Leverages VORTEX Engine Technology for DARPA’s OpFires Program

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) reached a major milestone in the advancement of hypersonic propulsion with its patented VORTEX engine, advancing to the next phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Operational Fires (OpFires) program. Continue reading “SNC Leverages VORTEX Engine Technology for DARPA’s OpFires Program”

Raytheon Has Developed a Prototype System for Managing Satellite Data

The U.S. government’s global satellite network produces a constant flood of data — petabytes and petabytes of it every day. Continue reading “Raytheon Has Developed a Prototype System for Managing Satellite Data”

Raytheon to Modernize USAF’s Missile Warning Architecture

Raytheon Company will help the U.S. Air Force modernize its missile warning architecture with a new system that will collect and fuse data from an array of sensors to provide a comprehensive picture of launch activity under a 5-year, $197 million contract.

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USAF Research Laboratory Tests New Wireless High-Noise Filtering Stethoscope

In an environment such as a hospital or doctor’s office, noise isn’t a concern; a basic stethoscope will work. But when military members are injured downrange, their first “hospital” is in the middle of a field or inside of a very loud cargo plane such as a C-130 or C-17—while it’s up in the air. Continue reading “USAF Research Laboratory Tests New Wireless High-Noise Filtering Stethoscope”

U.S. AFRL Tests In-House, Rapidly Developed Small Engine

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory demonstrated a new and ultra-responsive approach to turbine engine development with the initial testing of the Responsive Open Source Engine (ROSE) on Nov. 6, 2019, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Continue reading “U.S. AFRL Tests In-House, Rapidly Developed Small Engine”

Lockheed Martin’s ATHENA Successfully Defends Drone Threat

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated its laser weapon system for the U.S. Air Force at a government test range at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where the system successfully engaged and shot down multiple fixed-wing and rotary drones. Continue reading “Lockheed Martin’s ATHENA Successfully Defends Drone Threat”

US Air Force to Work With Blockchain Startup to Secure Defense Data

SIMBA Chain has been chosen to help the U.S. Air Force with Additive Manufacturing efforts on the battlefield and at home. Continue reading “US Air Force to Work With Blockchain Startup to Secure Defense Data”

Travis AFB Produces First Certified 3-D Printed Aircraft Parts

The 60th Maintenance Squadron is the first field unit in the U.S. Air Force to be certified with an industrial-sized 3D printer that is authorized to produce nonstructural aircraft parts. Continue reading “Travis AFB Produces First Certified 3-D Printed Aircraft Parts”

USAF Research Laboratory Successfully Tests Real-Life Transformer Like Technology

The U.S Air Force Research Laboratory and DZYNE Technologies Incorporated successfully completed a two-hour initial flight of a revolutionary Robotic Pilot Unmanned Conversion Program called ROBOpilot Aug. 9 at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. Continue reading “USAF Research Laboratory Successfully Tests Real-Life Transformer Like Technology”

U.S AFRL Achieves Record-Setting Hypersonic Ground Test Milestone

A U.S Air Force Research Laboratory and U.S Air Force Test Center ground test team set a record for the highest thrust produced by an air-breathing hypersonic engine in Air Force history. Continue reading “U.S AFRL Achieves Record-Setting Hypersonic Ground Test Milestone”