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

Northrop Demos Waveform Space Processor; Tim Frei Comments

Northrop Demos Waveform Space Processor; Tim Frei Comments

Northrop Grumman has completed tests for a protected tactical waveform space processor intended to help improve battlefield communications for soldiers. The processor established communication through the U.S. Air Force’s tactical waveform… Read more »

Raytheon Receives Exelis Ground Encryptors for US Air Force GPS; Joe Rambala Comments

Raytheon Receives Exelis Ground Encryptors for US Air Force GPS; Joe Rambala Comments

Exelis has handed Raytheon six updated ground encryptors built for installation in the operational control system of the U.S. Air Force’s global positioning system. The encryptors are designed to help… Read more »

ULA Unveils Vulcan Rocket, Reusability Initiative for Future Launches; Tory Bruno Comments

ULA Unveils Vulcan Rocket, Reusability Initiative for Future Launches; Tory Bruno Comments

United Launch Alliance has introduced its new Next Generation Launch System rocket called Vulcan that features many components designed to be reusable. The Boeing-Lockheed Martin joint venture said Monday it selected the Vulcan name as the result… Read more »

Maj. Gen. Dwyer Dennis: USAF Could Seek Trainer Contract Bids Later This Year

Maj. Gen. Dwyer Dennis: USAF Could Seek Trainer Contract Bids Later This Year

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Dwyer Dennis has said a budget-related postponement of the T-X trainer replacement initiative allowed the military service to rethink the program’s acquisition and requirements process,… Read more »

Cubic Completes First Phase of UAS Air Range System; Bill Toti Comments

Cubic Completes First Phase of UAS Air Range System; Bill Toti Comments

Cubic’s global defense business has completed the initial phase of a manned/unmanned air range system for the U.S. Air Force. Cubic collaborated with the Wright State Research Institute and the… Read more »

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 »

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