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2012-12-06 16:20:36

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to provide Blue Devil Block 1 (Blue Devil) Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) operations and maintenance (O&M) support services to the AFRL Sensors Directorate. The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee (CPFF) contract has a one-year period of performance and a total contract...

2012-11-28 08:20:43

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems will work together with Boeing on the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Integrated Vehicle Energy Technology (INVENT) program to develop advanced actuation technology for future aircraft. UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) will perform the research and development for this program at its Electronic Systems Center in Phoenix, Ariz. UTC Aerospace Systems, as part of the High Performance...

Boeing’s Microwave Missile
2012-10-25 21:05:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As it stands, one of the best ways to render a building packed with satellite and communications equipment ineffective is to get someone close enough to throw that one, clearly marked breaker switch. You know the one, it´s in all the movies. Another, and often more chosen method, is to blow the entire building to smithereens. While effective, destroying entire buildings not only ensures plenty of collateral damage, it...

2012-10-19 11:20:09

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle has been awarded a $49 million contract to conduct medical research for the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine to improve human performance in the areas of enroute care, force health protection, expeditionary medicine, operational medicine and human performance. Called the Quick Reaction Assessments, Studies, Analysis, Evaluation and Research (QUASAR) program, Wyle will lead an internationally recognized team of aeromedical...

What Do A Kindle And Cuttlefish Have In Common?
2012-09-26 16:20:42

Research out today from a multidisciplinary team headed by the University of Cincinnati examines parallels between e-Paper technology (the technology behind sunlight-readable devices like the Kindle) and biological organisms that change color. Over millions of years, biological organisms — from the chameleon and cuttlefish to the octopus and squid — have developed color-changing abilities for adaptive concealment (e.g., camouflage) and communication signaling (e.g., warning or...

2012-09-18 02:20:29

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been selected for funding by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for the Adaptive Engine Technology Development (AETD) program. The AETD program is an initiative by the AFRL Propulsion Directorate to mature critical fuel-burn reduction technologies and engine design features that could transition into legacy and next generation military fighter aircraft. "Pratt...

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2012-08-15 20:42:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Air Force's new aircraft of the future crashed during a hypersonic test flight, hitting a speed bump in the future of creating quick flights from New York to London. The X-51A WaveRider was designed to reach Mach 6, or 3,600 mph, after being dropped from a B-52 bomber. The aircraft underwent a test on Tuesday, and was brought out off the Southern California coast to experience a few minutes of flying at hypersonic speeds....

2012-08-07 10:21:13

EDWARDS AFB, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The remotely piloted X-48C aircraft successfully flew for the first time Tuesday at Edwards Air Force Base in California's Mojave Desert. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The aircraft, designed by The Boeing Co. and built by Cranfield Aerospace Limited of the United Kingdom, is flying again in partnership with NASA. The new X-48C model, which was formerly the X-48B Blended Wing Body aircraft, was...

2012-07-19 06:20:50

WALTHAM, Mass., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, today announced that it will host a webinar on July 25 about prize-based innovation featuring the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120711/NE38133LOGO ) During the one-hour webinar, participants will learn how the Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) IDEA Lab partners with the AFRL, a $4 billion technology powerhouse, to...

2012-07-17 02:20:33

BOULDER, Colo., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. STPSat-3 spacecraft built for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) will host five payloads and a de-orbit module when it launches in 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120717/LA41140) The STPSat series of satellites successfully proves the concept of a standard interface vehicle for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Development & Test Directorate (SMC/SD). The...