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FVL Q&A: 7 Leaders On The Future Of Army Aviation

FVL Q&A: 7 Leaders On The Future Of Army Aviation

WASHINGTON: Drones. Helicopters. Networks. Revolutionary future aircraft. Pressing current missions. Every week, the seven senior officers of the Army’s aviation community get together – in person or virtually – to check their collective bearings on all these issues...

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The Navy’s Drone Fleet is Growing

The Navy’s Drone Fleet is Growing

The U.S. Navy is installing specialized mini-control centers for drones on its aircraft carriers as they go through overhauls and maintenance. At a recent conference, Captain Chuck Ehnes, the Navy’s in-service aircraft carrier program manager, said the Unmanned...

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The Real Reasons We Explore Space

The Real Reasons We Explore Space

I am convinced that if NASA were to disappear tomorrow, if we never put up another Hubble Space Telescope, never put another human being in space, people in this country would be profoundly distraught. Americans would feel that we had lost something that matters, that...

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First Marine F-35C Squadron Attains Next Aviation Milestone

First Marine F-35C Squadron Attains Next Aviation Milestone

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314 celebrated the results of over five months of F-35C Lightning II transition training when they received their Safe-For-Flight Operations Certification at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar March 20, 2020. VMFA-314 and the U.S....

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Coronavirus forces helicopter EMS safety strictures

Coronavirus forces helicopter EMS safety strictures

Helicopter air ambulance operators are weighing the risks of transporting patients who test positive or are at high risk of carrying the novel coronavirus, and are enacting rigorous safety measures to protect pilots and medical crews from the virus as it continues to...

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NASA Is Building Its Supersonic X-Plane Out of Old Warbirds

NASA Is Building Its Supersonic X-Plane Out of Old Warbirds

America’s newest x-plane, a jet designed to fly quietly at supersonic speeds, will feature some familiar parts once it takes to the skies. The X-59 Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST), under construction by NASA, will feature a number of recycled parts from retired...

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FVL: Attack Of The Drones

FVL: Attack Of The Drones

WASHINGTON: As Russian and Chinese-made anti-aircraft weapons become ever more lethal, human pilots are, quite literally, the last thing the Army wants to send into harm’s way. Before the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft makes its first probe into enemy airspace,...

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