List/Grid Tag Archives: U.S. Air Force

Dan Hart: Boeing Preps for Next GPS IIF Launch as 8th Satellite Joins Constellation

Dan Hart: Boeing Preps for Next GPS IIF Launch as 8th Satellite Joins Constellation

Boeing‘s GPS Space Vehicle-69 satellite has joined the 31-satellite GPS System IIF constellation after almost two months of on-orbit checkout and validation as part of the U.S. Air Force‘s network modernization efforts…. Read more »

Rob Weiss: Lockheed to Continue Open Architecture Support for USAF Aircraft Modernization

Rob Weiss: Lockheed to Continue Open Architecture Support for USAF Aircraft Modernization

Lockheed Martin has deployed its Skunk Works Enterprise Open Systems Architecture to integrate multiple sensors that are compliant with the U.S. Air Force‘s Open Mission Systems standard into the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft. The company said Dec. 10… Read more »

Lockheed, Raytheon Assess GPS III Operational Readiness; Matthew Gilligan, Mark Stewart Comment

Lockheed, Raytheon Assess GPS III Operational Readiness; Matthew Gilligan, Mark Stewart Comment

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have jointly tested the command and control features of the U.S. Air Force‘s GPS III satellite during a fourth launch readiness exercise. The companies demonstrated automatic… Read more »

Lockheed Gets USAF Approval for Extended-Range Missile Production

Lockheed Gets USAF Approval for Extended-Range Missile Production

Lockheed Martin has received approval from the U.S. Air Force to begin full-rate production of the company’s Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range for the military service. The Air Force completed… Read more »

Exelis to Build Aircraft Radar Testing Tools for USAF; Jennifer Schoonover Comments

Exelis to Build Aircraft Radar Testing Tools for USAF; Jennifer Schoonover Comments

Exelis has been awarded a $6.3 million task order to manufacture portable simulation systems for the U.S. Air Force to test radar warning receivers of multiple aircraft platforms. The order… Read more »

Northrop Delivers F-16 AESA Radar System to Lockheed; Jeff Leavitt Comments

Northrop Delivers F-16 AESA Radar System to Lockheed; Jeff Leavitt Comments

Northrop Grumman has delivered an active electronically scanned array radar to Lockheed Martin under an F-16 radar modernization program. Lockheed contracted Northrop to provide its APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar… Read more »

Bob Mehltretter: Lockheed Taps Northrop Attitude Control Instrument for 5th SBIRS Satellite

Bob Mehltretter: Lockheed Taps Northrop Attitude Control Instrument for 5th SBIRS Satellite

Lockheed Martin has selected Northrop Grumman‘s Scalable Space Inertial Reference Unit to bring attitude control and sensor stabilization functions to the U.S. Air Force‘s fifth Space-Based Infrared System geosynchronous Earth orbit satellite. Bob Mehltretter,… Read more »

Northrop Hands Lockheed 4th Payload for AEHF Satellite

Northrop Hands Lockheed 4th Payload for AEHF Satellite

Northrop Grumman has delivered the fourth protected military communications payload for the U.S. Air Force‘s Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite to prime contractor Lockheed Martin ahead of its integration with the AEHF… Read more »

Lockheed-Solid Power Team to Build Air Force ICBM Battery; Doug Campbell Comments

Lockheed-Solid Power Team to Build Air Force ICBM Battery; Doug Campbell Comments

Lockheed Martin and Solid Power have partnered to develop intercontinental ballistic missile battery systems under a two-year, $2.9 million U.S. Air Force contract awarded to Solid Power. Lockheed will help Solid Power perform electrochemical and environmental tests… Read more »

Northrop, Air Force Complete Minuteman III Flight Test; Lori Belnap Comments

Northrop, Air Force Complete Minuteman III Flight Test; Lori Belnap Comments

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Air Force have completed a flight test of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system. The missile reached the Marshall Islands-based Ronald Reagan test site 30 minutes… Read more »

Northrop Closes Review Phase of Air Force’s Polar Comms System; Linnie Haynesworth Comments

Northrop Closes Review Phase of Air Force’s Polar Comms System; Linnie Haynesworth Comments

Northrop Grumman  has completed the integrated baseline review for the U.S. Air Force‘s Enhanced Polar System Control and Planning Communication technology. The company performed production, deployment and initial sustainment evaluation for the communications system… Read more »

Air Force Wants Info on Aerial Directional Data Links, Networks

Air Force Wants Info on Aerial Directional Data Links, Networks

The U.S. Air Force has asked industry to submit information on a directional tactical data links and networks that are designed to work at higher frequencies. A Nov. 18 request for information calls for details on industry… Read more »

Louis Berger to Help Manage US Air Base Terminals, Grounds in South Korea; Andrew Bailey Comments

Louis Berger to Help Manage US Air Base Terminals, Grounds in South Korea; Andrew Bailey Comments

Louis Berger has been selected to handle the air terminal and ground of U.S. air bases in South Korea. The company will perform the work at the Kunsan air base and Gimhae Republic… Read more »

Deltek’s Ashley Bergander: 2Q to Offer Small Businesses Military Training Opportunities

Deltek’s Ashley Bergander: 2Q to Offer Small Businesses Military Training Opportunities

Deltek‘s Ashley Bergander says that small businesses will see new business opportunities with three upcoming follow-on contracts for U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy training programs. Bergander, a research manager at Deltek, writes… Read more »

Dan Hart: Boeing GPS IIF Program Moves Forward With 8th Satellite Launch

Dan Hart: Boeing GPS IIF Program Moves Forward With 8th Satellite Launch

Boeing has received signal confirmation that its eighth GPS IIF satellite in space has started to prepare for full operations after its launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The GPS IIF-8 satellite… Read more »

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