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high-power microwave programs, the shyer cousin of lasers in the
directed-energy limelight, will become more visible as the Air Force
tests them over the next few years.
Waters are receding at Offutt AFB, Neb., days after serious flooding inundated the base. Offutt also reopened its gates, though the base is not back up and running yet.
Africa Command on Tuesday pushed back against allegations of civilian
casualties from US strikes in Somalia, claiming that in more than 100
strikes in that country since 2017, not a single civilian has been
new firefighting foam the Air Force began using in June 2018 to reduce
toxic contamination of groundwater might actually be more harmful to the
environment than the chemical agent it replaced, according to the
Environmental Working Group, a nonpartisan, non-profit environmental
Air Force Physiological Episodes Action Team has recommended the
service stand up two new program offices to help it monitor and reduce
the number of hypoxia-like incidents in its trainer and fighter fleets. The
move comes as both the Air Force and Navy work to overhaul the On-Board
Oxygen Generation systems in their T-6 trainer fleets, following a
spike in such incidents and an extended grounding last year.
—Rachel S. Cohen
Space Development Agency plans to spend $525 million through fiscal
2024 on several studies and prototyping projects aimed at building a new
constellation of small satellites in low-earth orbit, according to the
Defense Department’s 2020 budget request.
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