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2013-09-25 08:21:38

- Adaptive Fan Rig Testing Underway with U.S. Air Force - EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Pratt & Whitney and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) have begun testing of Pratt & Whitney's unique, adaptive supersonic fighter engine fan rig based on a full-scale F135 development fan to advance the next generation of military fighter engine technology. The purpose of the adaptive fan rig test is to mature technologies associated with adaptive bypass...

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...

2011-03-29 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it received a follow-on contract to provide research operations and support services (ROSS) for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), Calif. The contract has a potential value of approximately $87 million with a three-year basic period of performance and one two-year award option. Its effective date is April 1, 2011. As the incumbent...

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2009-04-30 08:15:00

When a jet is flying faster than the speed of sound, one small mistake can tear it apart. And when the jet is so experimental that it must fly unmanned, only a computer control system can pilot it. Ohio State University engineers have designed control system software that can do just that -- by adapting to changing conditions during a flight. Government agencies have been developing faster-than-sound vehicles for decades. The latest supersonic combustion ramjets -- called scramjets -- burn...