• Air Force selects future aircrew helmet

    The helmet prototype was chosen after Air Combat Command initiated the search for a next-generation helmet to address issues with long-term neck and back injuries, optimize aircraft technology, improve pilot longevity, and provide better fitment to diverse aircrews.

  • Data Hackathon evolves to accelerate change

    “Problem solvers” (also referred to as “hackers”) and “problem owners,” met together virtually and in person at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., March 14-18 for the Air Force Test Center’s second Data Hackathon Event. Participants from a multitude of career fields across AFTC, the 412th Test Wing at

  • DAF announces Spark Tank ‘22 finalists

    As the Department’s flagship innovation event, Spark Tank plays a central role in establishing the Department’s strategic mindset for delivering future capabilities.

  • Air Force announces Spark Tank 2022 semifinalists: one AFTC Airman selected

    A panel of nearly 30 subject matter experts from across the Department of the Air Force met Nov. 16, 2021 at the Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration Center in Arlington and via a virtual teleconferencing platform to conduct the Spark Tank 2022 quarterfinals. Air Force Test Center's Maj.

  • AF to field new bladder relief device

    The Air Force recognized current devices were not optimized for long-duration sorties, and as a result, aircrew were routinely dehydrating themselves to delay the need for bladder relief.

  • VCSAF Visits the SHOC-N Battlelab

    The Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Gen. David Allvin, visited the 505th Command and Control Wing’s Howard Hughes Operations, or H2O, facility in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, Aug. 28. 

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