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USAF uses first drone for C-17 post flight inspection

The 412th Test Wing's Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force used a quadcopter to conduct a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III on loan from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, at Edwards Air Force Base, California, March 6. It was the first time the ET CTF flew an sUAS on

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C-17 drag reduction testing aims at saving fuel

From testing synthetic biofuels to "vortex surfing," Edwards Air Force Base is on the forefront of finding new ways to cut fuel costs for the Air Force. The latest venture is currently underway at the 418th Flight Test Squadron where a test team of Air Force and Boeing personnel recently completed

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