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

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 »

Boeing Demos Tanker Aircraft for US Air Force

Boeing Demos Tanker Aircraft for US Air Force

Boeing has demonstrated the company’s 767-2C tanker aircraft designed for use in U.S. Air Force missions. The Boeing 767-2C plane completed the first flight from Paine Field in Washington to Boeing… Read more »

Kratos Subsidiary Receives Target Drone Order from US Air Force; Jerry Beaman Comments

Kratos Subsidiary Receives Target Drone Order from US Air Force; Jerry Beaman Comments

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has won a $72.3 million contract to deliver target drones and technical services to the U.S. Air Force. The company’s Composite Engineering Inc. subsidiary will… Read more »

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 »

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