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Dan Hart: Boeing GPS IIF Program Moves Forward With 8th Satellite Launch

Dan Hart: Boeing GPS IIF Program Moves Forward With 8th Satellite Launch

Boeing has received signal confirmation that its eighth GPS IIF satellite in space has started to prepare for full operations after its launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The GPS IIF-8 satellite… Read more »

Jim Sponnick: ULA Achieves 50th Atlas V Mission With 8th USAF GPS Satellite

Jim Sponnick: ULA Achieves 50th Atlas V Mission With 8th USAF GPS Satellite

United Launch Alliance has launched the latest global positioning system satellite to join the on-orbit constellation that will provide timing and navigation services for a U.S. Air Force program. The company said Wednesday that an Atlas V… Read more »

Ken Torok: Boeing’s Reusable Space Drone Program Achieves 1,367 Days in Orbit

Ken Torok: Boeing’s Reusable Space Drone Program Achieves 1,367 Days in Orbit

Boeing‘s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle landed at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California late last week after spending 674 days in orbit and completing its third test mission for the U.S. Air… Read more »

Anne Ostroff: Northrop Lands Subcontract for SBIRS Satellite 5, 6 Payloads

Anne Ostroff: Northrop Lands Subcontract for SBIRS Satellite 5, 6 Payloads

Lockheed Martin has tasked Northrop Grumman to provide sensor payloads for the fifth and sixth geosynchronous Earth orbit satellites in the U.S. Air Force‘s Space Based Infrared System under a $422 million subcontract. “Northrop Grumman… Read more »

Saab Tapped for Hardware Support Under Raytheon USAF Radar Program; Erik Smith Comments

Saab Tapped for Hardware Support Under Raytheon USAF Radar Program; Erik Smith Comments

Saab‘s defense and security business will provide Raytheon with hardware and software development support for the latter firm’s Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar contract with the U.S. Air Force. Erik Smith,… Read more »

Chris Marzilli: General Dynamics Demos MUOS-Based Manpack Radio

Chris Marzilli: General Dynamics Demos MUOS-Based Manpack Radio

General Dynamics demonstrated the capabilities of its Mobile User Objective System-enabled AN/PRC-155 radio to military observers at a four-day exhibition held at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. “The Air… Read more »

Dynetics Lands Work on Raytheon USAF Radar Program; David King Comments

Dynetics Lands Work on Raytheon USAF Radar Program; David King Comments

Dynetics will provide hardware development support to Raytheon for the U.S. Air Force‘s Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar program, which will replace the current AN/TPS-75 radar system. “We are proud to be one of… Read more »

Louie Lombrardo: Lockheed, Northrop Eye 2016 to Finish SBIRS Satellite 4

Louie Lombrardo: Lockheed, Northrop Eye 2016 to Finish SBIRS Satellite 4

The Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman team has delivered to the U.S. Air Force the payload for the next geosynchronous Earth orbit satellite of the Space Based Infrared System. SBIRS’ prime… Read more »

Report: Air Force Could Award Long-Range Radar Contract Next Week

Report: Air Force Could Award Long-Range Radar Contract Next Week

The Air Force could unveil the winner of a contract to build the branch’s long-range radar system as soon as next week, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal writes Pentagon acquisition chief… Read more »

Exelis Receives Pentagon Certification for F-16 Electronic Warfare Tech

Exelis Receives Pentagon Certification for F-16 Electronic Warfare Tech

The U.S. Defense Department has approved Exelis-made electronic warfare pods for installation aboard Block 15 F-16A/B fighters operated by foreign military sale customers. Exelis said Thursday its Advanced Integrated Defensive… Read more »

Chris Chadwick: Boeing Keys on AF Strike Bomber, UCLASS Drone Programs for Defense Growth

Chris Chadwick: Boeing Keys on AF Strike Bomber, UCLASS Drone Programs for Defense Growth

Chris Chadwick, head of Boeing‘s defense, space and security division, has outlined the company’s strategy to compete for major U.S. military programs in an interview with Defense News published Sunday. Chadwick highlighted the U.S. Air… Read more »

Sean Rice: Boeing Team Demos ‘Talon’ Comm System’s Interoperability

Sean Rice: Boeing Team Demos ‘Talon’ Comm System’s Interoperability

Boeing has wrapped up a design review on a U.S. Air Force communication and information sharing system following the technology’s demonstration on various platforms. Boeing developed the Talon HATE system to consolidate data from fighter networks, national… Read more »

Rod Meranda: Boeing to Build Air Force Surveillance Aircraft for 30-Year Lifespan

Rod Meranda: Boeing to Build Air Force Surveillance Aircraft for 30-Year Lifespan

Boeing seeks to increase the engine power of its 737 aircraft over the coming years as it looks to replace the U.S. Air Force‘s joint surveillance target attack radar system aircraft, Defense News… Read more »

John O’Brien: Raytheon-Built Small Diameter Bomb Hit Targets During Flight Tests

John O’Brien: Raytheon-Built Small Diameter Bomb Hit Targets During Flight Tests

Raytheon Co. and the U.S. Air Force have demonstrated the Small Diameter Bomb II tri-mode seeker to target stationary and moving objects during three guided tests. The SDB II worked to identify wheeled… Read more »

US Air Force Certifies Toshiba-Built MR Systems; Beverly Plost Comments

US Air Force Certifies Toshiba-Built MR Systems; Beverly Plost Comments

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has achieved a Defense Department certification to operate the company’s magnetic resonance systems on the U.S. Air Force’s network. Toshiba worked to comply with the Air… Read more »

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