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DARPA uses open systems to boost airpower

Space and Technology - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 7:47am
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is unveiling a new program to boost U.S. air superiority by separating payloads such as weapons and sensors from the main air platform, and using open-system architectures to seamlessly integrate plug-and-fly modules into any kind of platform.

9th-generation GPS satellite blasts off from 'The Cape'

Space and Technology - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 9:27am
The 45th Space Wing supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the Air Force's ninth Block IIF-9 navigation satellite for the GPS March 25, 2015, from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

F. E. Warren conducts Minuteman III missile test launch from Vandenberg

Space and Technology - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:40am
A team Airmen from Air Force Global Strike Command, launched an unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle March 23, from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Air Force funds research for remotely piloted aircraft

Space and Technology - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 9:25am
Although the development of remotely piloted aircraft began in the 1950s, they are increasingly used by both military and commercial customers and provide a promising new chapter in the history of aviation.

AF research will improve camera for targeting munitions

Space and Technology - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 9:00pm
In order for an imaging munition to find and make its mark, a variety of information is required, including high-resolution video imagery. Future Air Force munitions will likely feature wide field-of-view (WFOV) imaging seekers that provide Air Force warfighters several advantages over using traditional imaging seekers, including improved capability and lower cost.

SBIRS constellation forms under one roof

Space and Technology - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 9:44am
Airmen from the 460th Operations Group have made history by successfully completing the first series of Space Based Infrared System satellite and antenna communication on Jan. 28-30 from Block 10, the new operations floor, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.

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