Tag Archives: USAF

BAE Systems wins mission planning software contract for F-35

BAE Systems has signed a $3.8 million contract to continue supplying the secure operating  system that runs the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s mission-planning software. “The most advanced aircraft in the world demands the most sophisticated technology in the  world,” said John Lewington, director of Cyber Security Solutions for BAE Systems. “This  demonstrates our expertise in providing innovative cyber solutions that ...

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Raytheon Flies New Advanced Combat Radar On F-16

Active electronically scanned arrays (AESAs) have added a new dimension to the demanding fighter aircraft environment, and Raytheon is at the forefront of the radar revolution. The New Advanced Raytheon’s Combat Radar, has successfully completed a series of flight trials on a U.S. Air Force F-16 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.It is the latest Active Electronically Scanned Array radar ...

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X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle lands at Vandenberg AFB

The U.S. Air Force’s first unmanned re-entry spacecraft landed here Dec. 3 at 1:16 a.m. The X-37B, named Orbital Test Vehicle 1, which launched April 22 from Cape Canaveral, Fla., conducted on-orbit experiments for more than 220 days during its maiden voyage. It fired its orbital maneuver engine in low-earth orbit to perform an autonomous reentry before landing. The X-37B ...

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Missing F-22 pilot update

Air Force officials here announced that search and rescue teams have found conclusive evidence the pilot of the F-22 Raptor missing since the night of Nov. 16 did not survive the crash. Capt. Jeffrey Haney, assigned to the 3rd Wing’s 525th Fighter Squadron, has been missing since the crash, however, a thorough search and rescue operation continued until today. Captain ...

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Squadron tests newest F-22s, live-firing of missiles

F-22s Raptor crews from the 90th Fighter Squadron here deployed to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 30, to participate in exercise Combat Archer, the air-to-air evaluation portion of the Air Force’s Weapons Systems Evaluation Program. 90th FS members are training and being evaluated with the maintainers of the 90th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and their Reserve counterparts from the 302nd ...

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Upgraded Boeing F-15Cs Arrive at US Air forces Kadena Air Base

U.S. Air Force officials at Kadena Air Base celebrated the arrival of four F-15Cs upgraded with the APG-63(V)3 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar on Oct. 21. The newly arrived F-15Cs will join the APG-63(V)1 and (V)2 aircraft already in the 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons to provide unmatched combat power for the defense of Japan. The upgrades were installed ...

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United States Airforce train Afghan soldiers to operate their air force

The commander of the Afghan air force air school and the 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron is charged with training Afghan soldiers to operate in their air force. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Nichols discussed his specialized training facility in an Oct. 28 “DODLive” bloggers round-table. “(This is) their primary school to train Afghan air force members for their future ...

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United States Air Force to upgrade to Windows 7

In a continuing effort to meet emerging threats, Air Force officials initiated the service-wide upgrade of operating systems to Windows 7 Oct. 29.  “This upgrade keeps with life cycle management best practices for information technology systems,” said Col. Mark Ware, 24th Air Force director of operations. “The Air Force’s upgrade from remaining Windows XP and those using Vista enhances the security ...

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Thunderbirds dazzle Disney crowd during Air Force Week in Florida

The Air Force Thunderbirds air demonstration team made a special appearance at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 26 as they flew their famous delta formation over Cinderella’s Castle and the theme park’s main street. It was one of numerous events scheduled as part of Air Force Week Cocoa Beach. The theme of this Air Force Week is Honoring ...

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Next Generation Long-Range Surveillance Radar

The U.S. Air Force has approved Lockheed Martin’s preliminary design for its next-generation mobile, long-range surveillance and ballistic missile defense radar. The Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) will serve as the principal ground-based sensor for long-range detection, identification, tracking, and reporting of aircraft and missiles for both the Air Force and the Marine Corps. The system will replace the Air ...

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