Tag Archives: Edwards Air Force Base

Boeing Completes KC-46 Certification Test’s Second Phase

Boeing has completed the second phase of a certification test for the KC-46 Pegasus aerial tanker at Edwards Air Force Base in California. A team of Boeing and U.S. Air Force crews tested the tanker over three weeks with the military service’s F-15E as receiver aircraft and conducted flights at different altitudes, configurations and airspeeds, Boeing said Monday. The Air Force and …

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Lockheed-Built F-35Bs Arrive at UK Military Air Base

Four Lockheed Martin-built F-35B aircraft have arrived at the Royal Air Force Marham in the U.K. from the U.S. Marine Corps‘ facility in Beaufort, S.C., two months ahead of schedule. U.K.’s Lightning Force aims to achieve initial operational capability for the short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing jets by the end of 2018, Lockheed said Wednesday. The F35Bs are scheduled to undergo …

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Curtiss-Wright to Produce Aerospace Instrumentation Tech for Air Force Test Center

Curtiss-Wright has received a potential $86 million contract to produce aerospace instrumentation tools to support data acquisition program at a U.S. Air Force test center. The company said Tuesday it will provide network switches, data acquisition systems, recorders, telemetry systems and ground station systems to the Edwards Air Force Base’s AFTC as part …

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Air Force Tests Raytheon-Built Military GPS Receiver Tech

The U.S. Air Force has conducted a military-code global positioning system test using a Raytheon receiver technology designed to facilitate connectivity between multiple vehicle platforms and the service branch’s GPS network. Raytheon said Tuesday its MAGR-2K-M receiver was tested onboard a B-2 Spirit bomber aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, California, as part of a government-led GPS modernization initiative. …

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University of Kansas to Help Develop Long-Range Airborne Comms Capacity on Narrow Bandwidth

The University of Kansas’ school of engineering has received a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Spectrum Consortium to build a long-range communications capacity that will work to support testing on airborne vehicles. The project seeks technology designed to support communications at low signal-to-noise ratios for airborne vehicle tests …

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Boeing, Air Force, NAVAIR Put KC-46 Tanker Aircraft Through Electromagnetic Field Test

Boeing, the U.S. Air Force and the Naval Air Systems Command have collaborated on electromagnetic testing of a company-built KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft. The team assessed the tanker’s capacity to operate through electromagnetic fields generated by radars, radio towers and other systems, Boeing said Thursday. “The KC-46 tanker is protected by …

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Lockheed, Calspan, Air Force Conduct Manned-Unmanned Teaming Demo

Lockheed Martin‘s Skunk Works business, Calspan, the U.S. Air Force‘s Test Pilot School and the Air Force Research Laboratory have conducted a manned-unmanned teaming exercise in a push to help increase warfighters’ combat efficiency and effectiveness. Lockheed said Monday the Have Raider II demonstration at Edwards Air Force Base involved an experimental F-16 aircraft …

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