Air Force Research Laboratory researchers have made top priorities of hypersonics, directed-energy weapons and autonomy links between operators and machines, according to Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Masiello, AFRL commander.
As the first Institute of Manufacturing Innovation, America Makes will serve as an example of best practices for the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) as it brings together diverse groups from academia, industry, and government to develop technologies and foster manufacturing innovation.
Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the air force to adopt an integrated air and space defence capability, in what state media on Tuesday called a response to the increasing military use of space by the United States and others.
More than any other military service, the Air Force depends on a constant stream of technological improvements and scientific breakthroughs. But according to the service’s chief scientist, a “perfect storm” of personnel issues is endangering the retention and recruitment of top scientific talent.
The U.S. Navy on Saturday christened the first ship of its newest class of destroyers, a more than $3 billion, 610-foot-long warship sporting advanced technology and a stealthy shape designed to minimize its visibility on enemy radar and reduce the size of its crew.
U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, held a hearing yesterday with expert witnesses from the Department of Defense (DoD) on preserving science and technology programs that keep the military on the cutting edge.
The Navy and Marine Corps need to think about how to be more innovative, including leveraging experiences learned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in the face of budget challenges that could become more acute, acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox said today.
Rear Admiral Matthew Klunder, chief of Naval Research, said the sensor and software pack is "truly leap-ahead technology" that will let a Marine with no flight experience issue landing instructions to a cargo helicopter via tablet computer after just a few minutes of training.