Tag Archives: F-22

BAE Systems Gets DoD’s OK for F-22 Friend or Foe Transponder

BAE Systems

The Department of Defense has certified a BAE Systems-made transponder designed to help F-22 Raptor aircraft pilots distinguish teammates from enemies. The company said Tuesday it is integrating its F-22 Identification Friend-or-Foe transponder as part of an effort to update the U.S. Air Force's Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System terminal.

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Northrop Concludes Critical Design Review for USAF Airborne Navigation Tech

Northrop Grumman

An airborne navigation system Northrop Grumman is developing for the U.S. Air Force completed a key hardware and software design assessment phase. The Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System-Modernization system, which features M-code GPS receivers and an open architecture built to accelerate threat response, passed the critical design review.

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Lockheed Taps BAE to Update UAE F-16 Head-Up Displays

BAE Systems has secured a contract from Lockheed Martin to modernize head-up displays of the United Arab Emirates’ F-16 fighter aircraft fleet. The British defense contractor said Thursday it will replace the fleet’s analog HUDs with digital displays using its Digital Light Engine technology. Lockheed received a potential $1.6 billion order from UAE in …

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Boeing, Air Force Test Aircraft-Terminal Communications via Airborne Networking Tech

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force have demonstrated the capacity of an airborne networking system to facilitate and secure communications between multiple aircraft and ground stations. The company said Monday its Talon HATE networking system helped F-15C pilots share information via the military’s Link 16, Common Data Link and Wideband Global Satellite Communications System during a …

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Aerobotix Develops F-22 Engine Coating Restoration Tech Under Air Force SBIR Program

Madison, Alabama-based Aerobotix has developed a robotic technology for U.S. Air Force aircraft maintenance personnel to restore coatings on F-22 engine inlets as part of a $1.5 million Small Business Innovation Research contract. The Phase II SBIR contract awarded to Aerobotix supports the efforts of Air Force Research Laboratory and the Air Force Life Cycle Management …

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Lockheed’s Speedline Facility Completes Inlet Coatings Work on 1st F-22 for Air Force

Lockheed Martin has completed sustainment work on the first F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft at the company’s Marietta, Georgia-based Inlet Coating Repair Speedline facility for delivery to the U.S. Air Force. Lockheed said Wednesday the company received the first two F-22s for inlet coating maintenance at the Speedline facility in November and …

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Raytheon, Air Force Partner to Update Missile Signal Processor Tech

Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force will collaborate to develop a new signal processor for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile as part of a refresh program that seeks to extend production of the system beyond 2020. The company said Tuesday the service branch launched the Form Fit Function Refresh effort as the government-industry team marks milestone for the 20,000th AMRAAM …

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