List/Grid Tag Archives: Air Force

Northrop UAS Duo Logs 100K Combat Support Hours; Jim Culmo Comments

Northrop UAS Duo Logs 100K Combat Support Hours; Jim Culmo Comments

Two Northrop Grumman-built unmanned aircraft systems have achieved more than 100,000 flight hours combined for two separate U.S. Air Force and Navy operations. The Air Force flew the Global Hawk… Read more »

Northrop’s RQ-4 Drone Tested for Interoperability with AF Ground System; Mick Jaggers Comments

Northrop’s RQ-4 Drone Tested for Interoperability with AF Ground System; Mick Jaggers Comments

A Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial system underwent a flight test designed to evaluate the drone’s ability to connect with the U.S. Air Force‘s distributed common ground system…. Read more »

Boeing’s 7th GPS IIF Satellite Transmits Signal from Space; Craig Cooning Comments

Boeing’s 7th GPS IIF Satellite Transmits Signal from Space; Craig Cooning Comments

A Boeing-built GPS satellite has transmitted the first signals from space following the spacecraft’s launch on Friday. GPS IIF-7 took off aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral… Read more »

Orbital Sciences Launches 3 Satellites for USAF Program; Christopher Long Comments

Orbital Sciences Launches 3 Satellites for USAF Program; Christopher Long Comments

Orbital Sciences Corp. has launched three satellites into space in an effort to help the U.S. Air Force gain situational awareness of man-made objects in Earth orbit. Two satellites took… Read more »

United Technologies to Modernize Air Force Imaging Sensors; Kevin Raftery Comments

United Technologies to Modernize Air Force Imaging Sensors; Kevin Raftery Comments

United Technologies Corp. has won a contract to modernize the airborne imaging sensors of the U.S. Air Force, C4ISR & Networks reported Thursday. Michael Peck writes United Technologies’ UTC aerospace… Read more »

MBDA Kicks Off Brimstone 2 Missile Production

MBDA Kicks Off Brimstone 2 Missile Production

MBDA has started to produce Brimstone 2 missile for the British air force to use on its fleet of Tornado GR4 aircraft. The Brimstone 2 missile is built to help the Tornado in guidance against… Read more »

Chris Chadwick: Boeing-Saab Team to Design a Bespoke Trainer for Air Force T-X Competition

Chris Chadwick: Boeing-Saab Team to Design a Bespoke Trainer for Air Force T-X Competition

An industry team comprising of Boeing and Saab plans to build a customized military training aircraft in pursuit of the Air Force‘s T-X contract, Defense News reported Sunday. Aaron Mehta… Read more »

Scott Whatmough: Raytheon to Produce Satcom Terminals for Air Force

Scott Whatmough: Raytheon to Produce Satcom Terminals for Air Force

Raytheon will manufacture 84 command post terminals for the U.S. Air Force to use advanced-extremely high-frequency satellite communications, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. Stew Magnuson writes that Raytheon will build the service’s Family of… Read more »

ULA Wraps of Design Review of Boeing Spacecraft Launch Pad; Ellen Plese Comments

ULA Wraps of Design Review of Boeing Spacecraft Launch Pad; Ellen Plese Comments

United Launch Alliance has completed the critical design review phase of work to evaluate a launch site in Florida that Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation -100 spacecraft will launch from. The CDR was supported… Read more »

Boeing, Northrop Answer Air Force’s Call for GPS III Satellite Contractors

Boeing, Northrop Answer Air Force’s Call for GPS III Satellite Contractors

Northrop Grumman and Boeing have sent their responses to a U.S. Air Force notice that seeks a vendor to build the branch’s next set of GPS satellites under a potential $200 million contract, Space News reported… Read more »

Boeing to Compete in South Korea Tanker Competition; Eric John Comments

Boeing to Compete in South Korea Tanker Competition; Eric John Comments

Boeing has formally offered the company’s KC-46 tanker to South Korea as the country prepares to acquire four aircraft for its first tanker squadron. South Korea’s defense acquisition agency received the… Read more »

Boeing Marks Halfway Point in GPS IIF Satellite Deliveries for Air Force; Craig Cooning Comments

Boeing Marks Halfway Point in GPS IIF Satellite Deliveries for Air Force; Craig Cooning Comments

Boeing has completed the on-orbit checkout and validation of a GPS satellite for the U.S. Air Force, marking the halfway point in the company’s deliveries of the GPS IIF satellites to the… Read more »

Richard Grylls: Optomec, Aerospace Firms Partner for Air Force 3D Printing Tech Project

Richard Grylls: Optomec, Aerospace Firms Partner for Air Force 3D Printing Tech Project

A consortium led by Optomec has been awarded a $4 million project to develop three-dimensional printing methods to repair metallic aerospace structures for the U.S. Air Force. The 3D printer… Read more »

Tony Smeraglinolo: DRC Wins $22M to Support Air Force UAS Programs

Tony Smeraglinolo: DRC Wins $22M to Support Air Force UAS Programs

An Engility subsidiary has won $22.2 million in task orders to help the U.S. Air Force engineer, test and manage the branch’s fleet of Reaper and Predator unmanned aerial systems. Dynamics… Read more »

Lockheed to Adapt Wind Measurement Tech for Air Force Airdrops

Lockheed to Adapt Wind Measurement Tech for Air Force Airdrops

Lockheed Martin will work to apply its existing wind measurement system to develop airdrop technology for the U.S. Air Force’s C-130 and C-17 aircrews. Lockheed will adapt its WindTracer system in… Read more »

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