Tag: USAF

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”

USAF Tests New Software for Autonomous UAV Flights

The U.S Air Force’s 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force conducted an autonomous test flight at Edwards Air Force Base, California, July 25. The flight’s mission was to test a software suite designed to make unmanned aerial vehicle flight safer. Continue reading “USAF Tests New Software for Autonomous UAV Flights”

First Virtual Reality Training in Air Force Arrives at Keesler AFB

The 334th Training Squadron incorporated the first virtual reality training for airfield management students in the Air Force at Keesler Air Force Base, June 28, so they can get more of a “hands-on” learning experience. Continue reading “First Virtual Reality Training in Air Force Arrives at Keesler AFB”

A Dose of Inner Strength to Survive and Recover from Potentially Lethal Health Threats

Breakthroughs in the science of programmable gene expression inspired U.S’ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to establish the PReemptive Expression of Protective Alleles and Response Elements (PREPARE) program with the goal of delivering powerful new defenses against public health and national security threats.

Continue reading “A Dose of Inner Strength to Survive and Recover from Potentially Lethal Health Threats”