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  • LAIRCM: Protecting the Military's Big Birds

    How do you protect the U.S. military's large aircraft that perform missions ranging from air refueling to troop and supply transport? The slower speeds of these aerial workhorses along with limited evasive maneuverability and large radar and infrared signatures result in a very large bull's-eye for the enemy. The threat to these aircraft come in
  • C-5 AMP: Bridging the Gap

    The U.S. Air Force has been and continues to be about dominating air, space, and cyberspace. Even with the tough decisions that come with a changing budget, the Air Force continues to deliver the best possible interdependent warfighting capabilities, which includes the C-5 Avionics Modernization Program. In order to meet future needs, the Air Force
  • The Long Road: AFOTEC's Two-Plus Decades of V-22 Involvement

    On July 13, 2006, the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center's (AFOTEC) CV-22 test director reported that the team had completed the last test event for the operational utility evaluation of the CV-22 Osprey--the Air Force's version of the multi-service, multi-mission, medium-lift, tilt-rotor aircraft. For more than two decades AFOTEC
  • DJC2: Connecting Dots in the Joint Warfighter Environment

    Better communication in the battlefield can mean the difference between life and death decisions. Commanders have effectively fought operations remotely but an important aspect that has been compromised in the past is collaboration with troops in the joint battlespace. Collaboration of information between the troop commander and the troops is
  • SDB: Small Bomb, Big Bang

    The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center is a one-of-a-kind organization with a population less than one-quarter a percent of the entire Air Force total force and is charged with testing all new weapon systems that ensure America's warfighters have the right tools to win today's and tomorrow's battles. Within the ranks of almost 1,200
  • CV-22: More Than Meets The Eye

    A Transformer is an intelligent machine that is able to "transform" or reconfigure itself into another form and the popular tagline for this enduring action toy line is that it is "more than meets the eye." That is an apt description of the Air Force's multi-purpose, long-range CV-22 Osprey aircraft. Almost futuristic in its design, the CV-22 looks