The Air Force Research Lab earlier this month ran the final spin in the lab’s dynamic environment simulator, which has been in use since 1965. Lab officials “are considering” building a new state of the art centrifuge, according to a human effectiveness directorate release. Wright-Patt researchers have had a centrifuge on hand since 1935. The current 180-ton DES completed more than three million revolutions during its tenure.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.