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Army astronaut prepares for December launch

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. — One Soldier is proving childhood dreams can come true as she prepares to launch into space for her first time. Army astronaut Lt. Col. Anne C. McClain, and her crewmates, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko of...

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Air Force introduces hypersonic flight research vehicle

The Air Force has officially named the hypersonic flight research vehicle it is testing. The vehicle, dubbed X-60A, is being developed by Generation Orbit Launch Services Inc., under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Aerospace Systems Directorate and...

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The US may not be able to fight two big wars at once

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military would be able to handle itself adequately in a single major regional conflict while maintaining smaller operations around the globe, but its “marginal” capabilities mean America would struggle if forced to take on a second major conflict...

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Warrant officer study misses the mark

The Rand Corp. recently made public its study of a possible warrant officer corps [“Rand study: Warrant officer pilots would hurt retention in the Air Force — but a flying-only track might help,” Air Force Times, Sept. 3]. Rand Corp. concluded that to improve...

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AI Sensor Data Keeping Naval Aviation Fleet Soaring

The U.S. Navy is now using artificial intelligence to determine when it needs to take birds out of the air and repair their wings before they get clipped. The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is challenging the conventions of previous aircraft maintenance intervals...

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