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

Pragmatics to Deliver E911 Functions to USAF Bases; Joe Brock Comments

Pragmatics to Deliver E911 Functions to USAF Bases; Joe Brock Comments

Pragmatics has received several task orders worth a total of at least $1 million to provide the U.S. Air Force with Enhanced 911 systems under the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – 2 vehicle…. Read more »

GE to Study Radar Systems for US Air Force Platforms; David Tetley Comments

GE to Study Radar Systems for US Air Force Platforms; David Tetley Comments

GE’s intelligent platforms business will perform a six-month research on radar systems in an effort to help the U.S. Air Force establish open architectures for future radar processors onboard the… Read more »

Lockheed, Air Force Start Marshall Islands Space Fence Radar Construction; Steve Bruce Comments

Lockheed, Air Force Start Marshall Islands Space Fence Radar Construction; Steve Bruce Comments

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force have started to construct an S-band ground-based radar system at Kwajalein Atoll on the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Space Fence will replace the Air Force’s… Read more »

Northrop, US Air Force Ink Weapon System Sustainment Deal; Chris Jones Comments

Northrop, US Air Force Ink Weapon System Sustainment Deal; Chris Jones Comments

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force have reached an agreement to sustain future weapon systems in a move to reduce costs related to agreement negotiations. The public-private partnership agreement covers… Read more »

Tory Bruno: ULA Looks to Phase Out Delta IV Medium Rockets

Tory Bruno: ULA Looks to Phase Out Delta IV Medium Rockets

United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno has said the company seeks to retire the medium-lift version of its Delta IV rocket between 2018 and 2019, Defense News reported Sunday. Aaron… Read more »

US Air Force Seeks Commercial Partner to Handle Wideband Satcom Ops; Dave Madden Comments

US Air Force Seeks Commercial Partner to Handle Wideband Satcom Ops; Dave Madden Comments

The U.S. Air Force is looking to outsource the operations of its wideband global satellite communications network to a commercial company by 2016, Defense News reported Thursday. Aaron Mehta writes that the… Read more »

USAF Eyes June Decision on SpaceX Launch Service, Plans Next GPS Satellite Acquisition

USAF Eyes June Decision on SpaceX Launch Service, Plans Next GPS Satellite Acquisition

Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, the U.S. Air Force deputy for acquisition, said the military branch expects to complete the process of certifying SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket in June, Reuters reported… Read more »

Govini 2015 GovCon Scorecard: Commerce Dept is Top Agency, Lockheed is Top Vendor

Govini 2015 GovCon Scorecard: Commerce Dept is Top Agency, Lockheed is Top Vendor

Govini‘s latest Federal Scorecard report points to a “highly competitive” government contracting space in 2014 with the Commerce Department leading in agency spending percentage increase and Lockheed Martin ahead in captured contract… Read more »

DeEtte Gray: BAE Extends AF Life-Cycle Planning Support With Obsolescence Mgmt Tool

DeEtte Gray: BAE Extends AF Life-Cycle Planning Support With Obsolescence Mgmt Tool

The U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems will continue to help the U.S. Air Force manage the service life cycle of aircraft, vehicles, machines and other systems and platforms under a three-year contract… Read more »

Reuters: Air Force Considers Commercial Launch of Military Satellites

Reuters: Air Force Considers Commercial Launch of Military Satellites

The U.S. Air Force‘s Space and Missile Systems Center may open competition this spring for 28 commercial launches of military and intelligence satellites to bolster the use of U.S.-made rocket engines, Reuters reported… Read more »

Julie Van Kleeck: Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help Army, AF Develop Green Propellants

Julie Van Kleeck: Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help Army, AF Develop Green Propellants

Aerojet Rocketdyne has secured a three-year contract to help the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force conduct research and development work on sustainable propulsion technology for rockets, missiles, and divert and attitude control systems…. Read more »

Research and Markets: Weapons Modernization Efforts to Drive US Military Expenditure

Research and Markets: Weapons Modernization Efforts to Drive US Military Expenditure

A new Research and Markets report forecasts the U.S. military expenditure to reach $597 billion by 2020 from $560 billion in 2015, driven by the government’s efforts to retain military dominance through… Read more »

Northrop’s Global Hawk UAS on Display at Australian Air Show; Ian Irving Comments

Northrop’s Global Hawk UAS on Display at Australian Air Show; Ian Irving Comments

Northrop Grumman is showcasing the U.S. Air Force‘s RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 30 at the Avalon Air Show in Australia, where it arrived following a 3,500-mile flight from Guam, Defense News reported Saturday. Aaron… Read more »

Rob Weiss: Lockheed-Raytheon Team to Pursue USAF Surveillance Aircraft Replacement Contract

Rob Weiss: Lockheed-Raytheon Team to Pursue USAF Surveillance Aircraft Replacement Contract

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have formed a team to bid for a contract to build the U.S. Air Force‘s future joint surveillance target attack radar system aircraft, Flightglobal reported Wednesday…. Read more »

SpaceX Leases USAF Launch Complex as Future Landing Pad for Falcon Rockets

SpaceX Leases USAF Launch Complex as Future Landing Pad for Falcon Rockets

SpaceX has secured a five-year lease agreement with the U.S. Air Force‘s 45th Space Wing to construct a landing pad for reusable rocket boosters at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s… Read more »

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