Tag: USAF

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”

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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.

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Raytheon, Northrop Grumman To Develop Air-breathing Hypersonic Weapons

Raytheon and Northrop Grumman have signed a teaming agreement to develop, produce and integrate Northrop Grumman’s scramjet combustors to power Raytheon’s air-breathing hypersonic weapons.

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U.S AFRL XQ-58A UAV Completes Successful Flight

The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator, a low-cost unmanned air vehicle, successfully completed all test objectives during a 71-minute flight on June 11, 2019, at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona, according to the U.S Air Force Research Laboratory (ARFL).

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USAF Conducts Successful Hypersonic Weapon Flight Test

The U.S. Air Force successfully conducted the first flight test of its AGM-183A Air Launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW, on a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft on June 12 at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

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US’ Mountain Home AFB Becomes First to Use Portable Doppler Radar for CONUS Ops

Weather can be an unrelenting force and infamously fickle. Severe weather can adversely affect the safety of aircrew and Airmen working in the elements. Fortunately, advanced radars with weather forecasting capabilities can mitigate the associated risks.

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U.S Air Force Research Laboratory Demos World’s First Daytime Free-Space Quantum Communication Enabled by Adaptive Optics

The U.S Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Starfire Optical Range (SOR) recently demonstrated quantum communication in daylight under conditions representative of space-to-Earth satellite links.

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