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The US Air Force Wants Suggestions For What to Name Their New Bomber

First it was Boaty McBoatface . Now it’s... Planey McPlanerson? I don’t know why, but for some reason, everyone wants to crowdsource the names for multi-million dollar projects. Today the US Air Force even got in on the act.

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Matt Novak

March 21st

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The F-35 Has Big Radar Problems and the Fix Is Hilarious

Now, more than $1 trillion into its development, the F-35 aircraft is experiencing glitches with its radar systems. US Air Force major general Jeffrey Harrigian explained the problem in an IHS Jane report: “What would happen is they’d get a signal that says either a radar degrade or a radar fail—something that would force us to restart the radar.”

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Michael Nunez

March 8th

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This Air Force Inspection Lab Looks Like Bath Time in Tron

This looks more like some kind of rave than a military engineering facility, but you’re actually looking at a rather colorful stage of aircraft inspection.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 23rd

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The Air Force Can’t Figure Out How to Stop Its Drones From Falling Out of the Sky 

The USAir Force already has a drone-pilot shortage , but that’s not the only problem with its fleet of unmanned aircraft: The bird of death keep falling out of the sky.

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Kate Knibbs

January 20th

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Tim Cook’s political savvy profiled as Apple joins Pentagon effort to build military wearables

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Tim Cook’s efforts to influence policy in Washington DC in ways that better serve Apple have been hard to miss during his tenure as CEO. Pushing the company’s strong stance on privacy has been met with great pushback from the justice department and Apple was unhappy with how the ebook pricing case against it went so it’s no surprise its lobbying efforts have climbed in recent years. Now Politico, a news site focused on politics, has dedicated a lengthy 4,000+ word profile on Tim Cook’s relationship with Washington DC over the last four years.

While Tim Cook declined to interview for the piece, former US Attorney General Eric Holder discussed his relationship with Tim Cook in the profile. Holder, who was notably among the high profile government officials publicly critical of Apple’s use of smartphone encryption, shared that he’s an iPhone 6 Plus and iPad mini user and called Cook  “somebody who let his beliefs guide the way he wanted to conduct his business.”

“I thought Tim’s perspective on the question of encryption … had a degree of legitimacy that I think others in government were not willing to acknowledge,” Holder said. “It didn’t mean I agreed with it 100 percent, but I certainly thought in trying to formulate policy in this area, and what the government’s position was ultimately going to be, that he raised valid concerns that have to be considered.”

The profile draws a contrast between Tim Cook’s energetic effort to work with Washington DC and Steve Jobs’ mostly closed-door toward political activity while still describing Google’s and Facebook’s efforts at lobbying much higher.

The piece is rather timely as Reuters today reported Apple’s involvement in a new Pentagon effort to equip soldiers and jets with high-tech gear developed in part by Apple. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the new plan today with Reuters reporting that the others including Boeing and Harvard are on board. The project is said to be focused on creating “high-tech sensory gear flexible enough to be worn by people or molded onto the outside of a jet.”

The new technology aims to use high-end printing technologies to create stretchable electronics that could be embedded with sensors and worn by soldiers, a defense official said, and could ultimately be used on ships or warplanes for real-time monitoring of their structural integrity.

The report notes that the effort is being funded by $75 million in government funds and $90 million in private company contributions managed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory plus local government contributions to reach $171 million over five years.

Apple of course has its foot in the sensors and tracking space in a big way thanks to the Apple Watch development plus health & fitness lab.


Filed under: AAPL Company, Apple Watch, Tech Industry Tagged: Air Force, Apple, eric holder, lobbyist, Pentagon, Steve Jobs, Tim Cook, Washington DC, Wearables

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Zac Hall

August 28th

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This U.S. Airman Clearly Loves Nirvana

This image looks almost comically serene—and that might in fact be the whole point. This is a security forces Airman shortly after being plunged into a pool as part of his Pre-Ranger Training Assessment Course.

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Jamie Condliffe

August 5th

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This Air Force Workshop Is Like and Engineering Operating Theater

At home, you might be content with a wrench and an oily rag to fix up your car. But that doesn’t cut it for Air Force mechanics.

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Jamie Condliffe

August 4th

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The Air Force Just Dropped an Expensive (and Useless) Nuke in Nevada

In the face of mounting criticism, the Air Force just completed the first test flight of the B61 Mod 12 mock up nuclear bomb in the Nevada desert. This marks the next step in updating a cold war-era weapon that many experts consider to be completely useless today. The military might as well drop a nuke a pile of taxpayer dollars.

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Adam Clark Estes

July 8th

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Air Force Will Cut Drone Flights Because Operators Are Too Stressed Out

The Air Force is planning to cut back its drone flights from 65 a day to 60 a day because drone operators are “burning out,” reports the The New York Times.

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Mario Aguilar

June 17th

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Air Force Uses ‘Moronic’ Selfie to Bomb ISIS Headquarters

Many of us know feeling of posting a regrettable pic or two online. But while your thoughtless photos might be an embarrassment, they (typically) aren’t offensive enough to merit a US Air Force strike. If you’re an terrorist, on the other hand, a wee bit more discretion is probably advised.

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Maddie Stone

June 6th

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