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

ULA Launches Secondary Payload on Delta IV Rocket; Jim Sponnick Comments

ULA Launches Secondary Payload on Delta IV Rocket; Jim Sponnick Comments

United Launch Alliance has launched the AFSPC-4 mission aboard a Delta IV rocket as part of the U.S. Air Force‘s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program to deliver military and government… Read more »

Air Force Evaluates Raytheon Receiver in Jamming Environment

Air Force Evaluates Raytheon Receiver in Jamming Environment

The U.S. Air Force operated its military-code GPS signal in a jamming environment by using a Raytheon-designed receiver as the branch sought to test navigation and jamming levels. Raytheon’s Miniaturized Airborne GPS… Read more »

Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Rocket Motor for Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center; Tyler Evans Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Rocket Motor for Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center; Tyler Evans Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed a second solid rocket motor test for the U.S. Air Force’s nuclear weapons center at sea level conditions. The second Large Class 92-inch diameter, second stage solid… Read more »

BAE Starts Work to Refresh South Korea’s F-16 Fleet; John Bean Comments

BAE Starts Work to Refresh South Korea’s F-16 Fleet; John Bean Comments

BAE Systems has started work to add new weapons and avionics systems to South Korea’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets under a two-phase foreign military sales contract awarded by the U.S. Air… Read more »

Northrop-Built Comm Payload on AEHF Satellite Passes On-Orbit Test; Stuart Linsky Comments

Northrop-Built Comm Payload on AEHF Satellite Passes On-Orbit Test; Stuart Linsky Comments

Northrop Grumman‘s communications payload for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite has passed on-orbit testing conducted by the U.S. Air Force and deemed able to configure communications networks with ground terminals. The company… Read more »

Boeing, Ball Aerospace Join Northrop in USAF GPS Satellite Research Program

Boeing, Ball Aerospace Join Northrop in USAF GPS Satellite Research Program

Boeing and Ball Aerospace & Technologies have won contracts worth $4.5 million and $2.2 million, respectively, to develop L-band radio frequency power amplifiers for GPS satellites, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Friday. John Keller writes… Read more »

Exelis to Develop Air Traffic Control System for Saudi Arabia’s Nat’l Guard

Exelis to Develop Air Traffic Control System for Saudi Arabia’s Nat’l Guard

Exelis has won a $9.6 million contract to develop an air traffic control system for Saudi Arabia’s national guard under a foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. Air Force,… Read more »

Ken Washington: Lockheed Builds Ground-Based Tech to Capture Orbital Images

Ken Washington: Lockheed Builds Ground-Based Tech to Capture Orbital Images

Lockheed Martin has designed a ground-based system that aims to collect images of objects near geosynchronous orbit by using three 1-meter telescopes, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes that… Read more »

David Ryan: Northrop Completed EPS CAPS System Design Review in 18 Months

David Ryan: Northrop Completed EPS CAPS System Design Review in 18 Months

Northrop Grumman has received approval from the Military Satellite Communications Systems Directorate to move forward in the company’s development work on a space-based communications system after completing a design review. The company… Read more »

Jeffrey Smith: Lockheed Moves Forward on GEO-4 Infrared Satellite Program

Jeffrey Smith: Lockheed Moves Forward on GEO-4 Infrared Satellite Program

Lockheed Martin has finished constructing the propulsion structure of a U.S. Air Force satellite that the company has designed to provide government, intelligence and military agencies with early missile warnings…. Read more »

Steve Bruce: Lockheed, Raytheon Could Learn Air Force ‘Space Fence’ Contract Winner by May

Steve Bruce: Lockheed, Raytheon Could Learn Air Force ‘Space Fence’ Contract Winner by May

The U.S. Air Force could award a contract by the end of May to either Lockheed Martin or Raytheon for a radar to track debris in low-Earth orbit, a Lockheed vice president told Defense… Read more »

Dave Mazur: Northrop Refreshes Air Force B-2 Weapons Mgmt Software

Dave Mazur: Northrop Refreshes Air Force B-2 Weapons Mgmt Software

Northrop Grumman has updated software used by the U.S. Air Force to manage weapons onboard the B-2 bomber in an effort to give the branch a single program for managing… Read more »

Joy de Lisser: ATK Extends Work for Boeing-Lockheed JV Under $178M Launch Vehicle Hardware Subcontract

Joy de Lisser: ATK Extends Work for Boeing-Lockheed JV Under $178M Launch Vehicle Hardware Subcontract

ATK will provide hardware to the United Launch Alliance for the Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles under a potential $178 million subcontract. ATK said Wednesday the order is for the U.S. Air Force‘s… Read more »

Lockheed-Boeing JV to Use Curtiss-Wright Ethernet Switch on Launch Vehicles

Lockheed-Boeing JV to Use Curtiss-Wright Ethernet Switch on Launch Vehicles

Curtiss-Wright‘s defense solutions unit will provide Ethernet switches to the United Launch Alliance for Atlas V and Delta IV rockets under a $2 million contract, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Friday. John… Read more »

Northrop Puts Military Communications Pod Through Data Exchange Test; Jeannie Hilger Comments

Northrop Puts Military Communications Pod Through Data Exchange Test; Jeannie Hilger Comments

Northrop Grumman has built and tested an air-based pod system for the U.S. Air Force to manage exchange of video, data and voice messages in real time during combat operations…. Read more »

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