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Smart and Fast: New Tech Speeds HCF Qualification of New Materials

New high cycle fatigue (HCF) testing technology will allow aerospace building materials to be vetted...
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Space Force selects 125 industry proposals for on-orbit servicing technologies

WASHINGTON — SpaceWERX, the technology arm of the U.S. Space Force, has selected 125 industry teams...
2,000-pound GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munitions

U.S. Air Force Successfully Tests New GBU-31 JDAM Anti-Ship Variant

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Eglin Air Force Base’s Integrated Test Team...
An artist's rendering of networked, collaborative and autonomous weapons, with each communicating with the others. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Chris Quinlan)

Air Force positions autonomous drones, networked weapon systems as top priorities

The Air Force is asking Congress for more than $100 million in additional R&D funding for autonomous...
Artist rendering of the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC), the result of a partnership between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Air Force Research Lab, Lockheed Martin and Aerojet Rocketdyne.

DARPA, AFRL, Lockheed Martin and Aerojet Rocketdyne Team Successfully Demonstrate HAWC, Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), Lockheed...
Slingshot Aerospace will provide the Space Force with a space simulation platform, pictured above, that can be used to teach advanced concepts. (Slingshot Aerospace)

US Space Force awards contract for simulation and war gaming environment

Slingshot Aerospace announced today it is developing a digital replica of the space environment for...
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