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In a first, AI flies drone jet in US Air Force...

The United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) successfully completed the inaugural flight of the XQ-58A Valkyrie uncrewed aircraft, marking the first-ever...
Oracle satellite for lunar exploration

US Air Force awards $72M contract for Oracle lunar research project

The contract is in support of the Oracle satellite, which is set to launch in 2025, with two years of on-orbit experimentation.
Terrier-Terrier-Oriole sounding rocket

US Space Force launches first SRP-4 experimental payload

The US Space Force and the Space and Missile Systems Center's Launch Enterprise have launched an experimental research payload for the Air...
F-16 with four Collaborative Small Diameter Bombs, or CSDBs

US Air Force tests bombs that communicate with each other to...

The US Air Force recently tested small diameter bombs equipped with autonomy payloads that enable them to communicate with each other and...
Black Sage to be integrated with THOR drone killer

US Air Force orders counter-UAS radar for integration with its THOR...

The United States Air Force has purchased a counter-UAS radar system from Black Sage that will provide precise targeting data for the...
ROBOpilot is an applique kit that converts a general aviation aircraft into an unmanned aerial vehicle rapidly and affordably without making any permanent modifications to the aircraft.

US Air Force’s robot pilot returns to the skies

ROBOpilot is resuming flight testing after a 2019 mishap.
MQ-9 with AFRL's Agile Condor Pod

GA-ASI flies MQ-9 with AI pod capable of autonomous target acquisition

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced it successfully integrated and flew the US Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Agile Condor Pod...
iNeuraLS concept

US Air Force wants to tap into airmen’s brains to turn...

US Air Force wants to tap into airmen's brains to turn them into "super learners"
KC-135 wiper blades

KC-135 wiper blade tweak could save the US Air Force $7m...

Changing the position of wiper blades on the KC-135 Stratotanker has so much effect on aircraft drag that it could potentially save...
Tactical High Power Operational Responder (THOR)

US Air Force deploys high-energy lasers for first overseas test

The Air Force will be evaluating Raytheon's High Energy Laser (HELWS) and High Power Microwave (PHASER), and the AFRL THOR drone killer.

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