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  • Phase II SBIR partnership leads to improved resource access

    The Communications, Navigation, Surveillance and Air Traffic Management Center of Excellence here is using a collaborative approach to enhance access to resources for aircraft program offices, avionics engineers and budget planners across the Air Force. Through a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract, the CNS/ATM team partnered with the Business and Enterprise Systems Product Innovation, or BESPIN, office, an agile software factory located at Maxwell Air Force Base Gunter Annex, Alabama, and Omni Federal, a startup company focused on designing and delivering user-centric digital solutions.
  • NPC, NPC-L ready to save lives

    On June 24 the first Negatively Pressurized Conex ready for operational use touched down at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, with 16 experts from Joint Base Charleston and three members of the program office team to stand on alert status and train additional Airmen on the NPC.
  • Edwards AFB Prepares for 3D-Video Review Ground Station

    Current Test and Evaluation at Edwards Air Force Base is technically limited in easily discovering, reproducing, describing, evaluating, and training emerging 3D-related issues. However, there are multiple 3D-capable systems currently fielded or potentially coming to the USAF; e.g. KC-46 remote vision system (RVS), HC-130J Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures upgrade, F-35 3D-capable head-mounted display, etc.
  • Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office to launch sustainment innovation hub

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office (RSO) is changing how the Air Force delivers new and emerging technology to the Sustainment Enterprise. The RSO’s latest initiative is the creation of the Identify-Apply-Scale (IAS), a first-of-its-kind capability devoted solely to the sustainment of Air Force systems.A
  • Virtual JSTARS: Training enters virtual reality

    Virtual reality is coming to the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft in a collaboration with the 116th Air Control Wing and the 461st Air Control Wing at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. A VR Maintenance and Operations Training Program has been created to supplement training and enhance mission effectiveness for Team JSTARS members.
  • World-unique tire testing capability saves millions for warfighters

    At the Air Force Test Center’s Landing Gear Test Facility located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, engineers have developed a new, one-of-a-kind test capability that can identify, characterize and classify tire wear under realistic operational conditions—saving thousands per tire over the life cycle.
  • Robins dental flight makes impression on WR-ALC

    An innovative idea from a dental assistant with 78th Operation Readiness Medical Squadron Dental Flight has brought cost savings of $2.5 million annually to the Air Force by sharing expired Reprisol, a dental impression material, with the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex located at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.
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