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Space Lab Construction Continues at Kirtland—Newest to Test Electronics

A new lab building at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., will house some of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s “irreplaceable” equipment for testing how electronic spacecraft parts will likely stand up against radiation in space. Also this year at Kirtland, AFRL opened the Skywave Technology ...

DAF’s Chief Information Officer Envisions Future With ‘Intelligent Warfare’

The Department of the Air Force’s chief information officer offered glimpses into a future with “intelligent warfare” during a webinar Nov. 30 by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. Beyond simply “informationized warfare,” with its universal digital connectivity and plentiful computing power, “intelligent warfare” goes ...

Dickinson: US Space Command Is Studying New Ways to Use Existing Satellites

U.S. Space Command is “making good progress” toward goals to network the Defense Department’s space-based missile defense and other sensors and to transform single-purpose satellites to do more than one job, said Army Gen. James H. Dickinson. The command’s leader since August 2020, he also ...

Space Force Makes Its Premier Exercise an International Affair

Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom are sending military members to join in the U.S. Space Force's newly expanded Space Flag exercise next month. Space Training and Readiness Command confirmed the roster of international coalition partners joining Space Flag 23-1 in December.

Six Killed in Crash Between WWII-Era Planes at Dallas Air Show

A World War II-era bomber and fighter collided during an air show performance in Dallas on Nov. 12, killing six members of the Commemorative Air Force who were flying as pilots and crew. On Nov. 14, the CAF released the names of the volunteers flying ...

Report: Lethal Autonomous Weapons Could Intensify Wars; US Backs Limits

The emergence of autonomous weapons could intensify military competition, according to a new report by the Stimson Center. It follows a meeting of the United Nations First Committee in which the U.S. became one of 70 countries to favor limiting the weapons. The report authors advocate ...

Refining the JADC2 Concept

The Air Force is shifting its approach from one focused on proofs of concepts and experiments to one based on developing an operational architecture and model.

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