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Using High-Power Lasers to Recharge Remotely

Posted on August 27, 2015 by glenn.selby Above is a twin-propeller aerial vehicle with a laser converter mounted in the middle. The photovoltaic cells convert laser power to electrical power at high efficiency to power the two propellers. The laser converter is cooled by the downdraft created by the propellers. By Dr. R.P. Fischer, Dr. […]

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Air Force Funds Efforts to Mature Nanopowders for Enabling Lasers

Posted on March 6, 2016 by glenn.selby nGimat nanopowder technician Sam Smith transfers precursor solution during development of Yttrium Aluminum Garnet powder. Courtesy Photo Popular science fiction fantasy literature and film fans have long read about and watched their heroes using lasers to disable or destroy large enemy targets. Yet, these lasers have taken years […]

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Specialized Robots Have Vital Role in Hostage Training

Posted on February 9, 2017 by Yolanda R. Arrington Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians at Cannon Air Force Base conduct hostage situations training by utilizing specialized robots. (Screenshot: Airman 1st Class Treven Cannon) By Yolanda R. Arrington DoD News, Defense Media Activity The Air Force’s 27th Special Operations Wing is programming scenarios into robots to allow […]

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3-D Printing Saves the Navy Time & Money

Posted on March 24, 2017 by Yolanda R. Arrington By Yolanda R. Arrington DoD News, Defense Media Activity Shipboard Tactical Additive Manufacturing “Quadcopter” (Photo: Yolanda R. Arrington/DoD News, Defense Media Activity) The U.S. Navy put its 3-D printing talents on display at a 3-D Print-a-Thon at the Pentagon, March 15, 2017. Twenty naval organizations from […]

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Mattis, Spanish Defense Minister Discuss Security Relationship

DoD News, Defense Media Activity PRINT  |  E-MAIL  |  CONTACT AUTHOR WASHINGTON, March 24, 2017 — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Spanish Minister of Defense Maria Delores de Cospedal met at the Pentagon yesterday, where the two leaders discussed the enduring U.S.-Spain security relationship, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said in a statement. Defense […]

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Second Lady Honors Military Women

By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity PRINT  |  E-MAIL  |  CONTACT AUTHOR WASHINGTON, March 23, 2017 — Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Michael R. Pence, honored military women today as part of events for Women’s History Month. Second Lady Karen Pence, right, welcomes the Army’s chief legislative liaison, Maj. Gen. Laura Richardson, […]

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ONE TEAM, ONE FRIGID FIGHT DURING COLD WEATHER TRAINING OPERATIONS

By Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point One team, one frigid fight during cold weather training operations Staff Sgt. Randall Lester (left) points toward aircraft as Maj. Lauchlin Byrd (center) and Maj. Thomas Short (right) scan the skies during close air support operations at a range near Fort Drum, N.Y., March 16, […]

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Airman provides the logistics behind Obama’s archival move

By Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross, Air Force News Services / Published December 19, 2016 1 of 1 DOWNLOAD HI-RES /  PHOTO DETAILS Lt. Col. Vianesa Vargas, joined the Joint Task Force – National Capital Region in support of the 58th Presidential Inauguration, which will take place Jan. 20, 2017. Vargas, the chief of Joint Team Records, […]

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AF announces NAS JRB Fort Worth as the preferred location for next F-35A base

By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs / Published January 12, 2017   PRINT | E-MAIL WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials announced Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, as the preferred location for the first Air Force Reserve-led F-35 base, which is expected to begin receiving its first F-35As in the mid-2020s. […]

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