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AFRL Issues New Tech Challenge, Uses Bespoke Contracts

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AFRL’s new Air Force Explore challenge intends to make four to seven awards, each in the $1 million to $2 million range.

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AFRL Moving New Capabilities to Warfighters Fast: Cooley

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AFA 2019: Maj. Gen. William Cooley explains to Breaking D how Air Force Research Lab is shaping its efforts to move cutting-edge tech to warfighters in the field. AI, autonomy and networking capabilities to link sensors and shooters top the priorities list for the lab’s yet to be established priority “Vanguard” programs, Cooley told Theresa… Keep reading →

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EXCLUSIVE: AFRL Top Tech Picks? AI, Autonomy & Sensor Networking Likely

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“So, we’re purposely trying to identify those things that may fundamentally change the way in which we are approaching warfare and our concept of operations.”

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Details On Kratos’ Loyal Wingman, The Valkyrie

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AFA 2019: Kratos is the first company to fly what the Air Force is calling a loyal wingman aircraft, as Breaking D readers know. US ‘Loyal Wingman’ Takes Flight: AFRL & Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie In this video, our own Sydney Freedberg interviews Steve Fendley, president of Kratos’ unmanned systems division, about the Valkyrie and its capabilities.… Keep reading →

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Astroscale US Targets DoD Sat Servicing Market

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“DoD is a customer like any other, with a future need for servicing its own satellites to extend mission life,” says Astroscale US President Ron Lopez.

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O’Connell: Debris Top Priority in New Space Safety Rules

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Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and debris mitigation can be seen as just “another high-end data analytics problem,” says Kevin O’Connell, of the Commerce Department.

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Joint Demos Try To Better Coordinate Ground Control & Satellites

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CAPITOL HILL: The Air Force and other services, after decades during which America often built a highly capable military satellite but didn’t have the ground equipment to use it, are trying to claw back years and dollars of often wasted effort by holding joint experiments to test satellites and ground equipment at the same time.… Keep reading →

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