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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 »

Air Force’s 5-Year Spending Plan Outlines Tanker, UAV, Carrier, JLTV Funds

Air Force’s 5-Year Spending Plan Outlines Tanker, UAV, Carrier, JLTV Funds

Boeing could receive $15.6 billion over the next five years to fund the production of modified 767 jets for the U.S. Air Force‘s aerial refueling operations, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Tony Capaccio writes… Read more »

Ball Aerospace Radiometer to Support Solar Energy Observation; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace Radiometer to Support Solar Energy Observation; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace and Technologies‘ Scripps NISTAR radiometer instrument will launch to space as part of the Deep Space Climate Observatory mission of NASA, the U.S. Air Force and the National Oceanic… Read more »

Report: Air Force Eyes $938M Budget for 10th GPS III Satellite

Report: Air Force Eyes $938M Budget for 10th GPS III Satellite

An annual budget plan from the U.S. Air Force would set aside up to $7.1 billion for the military branch’s space programs in fiscal 2016, Reuters reported Monday. Andrea Shalal writes… Read more »

Mary Petryszyn: Northrop Begins Global Hawk Production for South Korea

Mary Petryszyn: Northrop Begins Global Hawk Production for South Korea

Northrop Grumman will work with the U.S. Air Force and start production four RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems under a foreign military sale contract with the South Korean air force. “[It is] the first… Read more »

Northrop Grumman Considers New Aircraft Production Area at Palmdale Site; Tom Vice Comments

Northrop Grumman Considers New Aircraft Production Area at Palmdale Site; Tom Vice Comments

Northrop Grumman is looking to convert an unused space at the Palmdale, California-based F-35 facility into a production area for a new aircraft, Defense News reported Thursday. Aaron Mehta writes the… Read more »

Boeing Installs Prototypes of Upgraded B-52 Weapons Bay Launcher; Mike Houk Comments

Boeing Installs Prototypes of Upgraded B-52 Weapons Bay Launcher; Mike Houk Comments

Boeing has completed the installation of an upgraded weapons bay launcher for the B-52 bomber aircraft to build up the mission flexibility and weapons carriage capacity of the U.S. Air Force fleet. The company said Wednesday it used… Read more »

Ray Mabus, Mark Welsh: Lockheed’s F-35 to Meet Initial Combat Readiness Schedule

Ray Mabus, Mark Welsh: Lockheed’s F-35 to Meet Initial Combat Readiness Schedule

Military officials say the Lockheed Martin F-35 program is on schedule to meet U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force targets for initial combat readiness, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal writes that… Read more »

Boeing Hands Air Force F-22 Mission Simulators

Boeing Hands Air Force F-22 Mission Simulators

Boeing has delivered and installed two F-22 simulators at a U.S. Air Force mission training center for the branch’s fighter pilots. The simulators are designed with the company’s Constant Resolution… Read more »

Report: Air Force Could Give SpaceX Launch Certification in Mid-2015

Report: Air Force Could Give SpaceX Launch Certification in Mid-2015

The U.S. Air Force expects to approve Space Exploration Technologies to compete for military satellite launch work by mid-2015, six months later than originally anticipated, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal… Read more »

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