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Lockheed Martin-Built AEHF-5 Protected Communications Satellite Now in Transfer Orbit

The U.S. Air Force’s 4th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base is now “talking” with the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5) protected communication satellite after its successful launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, this morning. The Lockheed Martin-built AEHF-5 satellite...

Field Aerospace successfully completes First Flight of Modified USAF T-1A

Field Aerospace completed the first flight of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) T-1A aircraft with the modernized flight deck on Friday, March 22. The first fully modified Combat System Officer (CSO) aircraft flew two successful consecutive check flights from Field Aerospace’s Oklahoma City facility. Last...

High reliability and upgradeability keep LITENING leading the fight

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $1.3 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) award for LITENING advanced targeting pod sustainment, production, software and upgrades. “Since the first generation of the Northrop Grumman LITENING pod, we have been providing this mission critical...

Lockheed Martin selects industry mission payload providers for Next Gen OPIR missile warning system

Lockheed Martin has selected Raytheon and a Northrop Grumman/Ball Aerospace team to compete as potential mission payload providers for the U.S. Air Force's Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (Next Gen OPIR) Geosynchronous (GEO) Block 0 missile warning satellite system.  This payload competition between Raytheon and...

U.S. Air Force selects Saab and Boeing T-X Trainer

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing USD 9.2 billion for the development of a new advanced pilot training system that will help train fighter and bomber pilots for generations to come. Boeing is the designated prime contractor for the Advanced Pilot Training Program....

Boeing wins $2.4 billion Air Force helicopter contract

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The U.S. Air Force says it will turn to Chicago-based defense giant Boeing to replace its aging fleet of UH-1N Huey helicopters, which are used to protect the U.S. military's ground-based ballistic missiles, in a stunning upset against its Bethesda, Maryland-based rival, Lockheed Martin. The...

U.S. Air Force to gain advance communications capabilities on KC-135R legacy tankers

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to advance communications capabilities for its KC-135R fleet with the implementation of a Real Time Information in the Cockpit (RTIC) system. This marks the first time that this solution with Link 16 communications...

AF Announces selection of GPS III follow-on contract

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The U.S. Air Force announced selection of Lockheed Martin for a fixed-price-type production contract for 22 GPS III Follow-On satellites with a total estimated contract value up to $7.2 billion. “The world is dependent on GPS, from getting directions to getting cash from an ATM...

Boeing Awarded $2.9 Billion for KC-46A Tanker

The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. With this fourth production lot, Boeing now is on contract for 52 KC-46 tankers. Boeing received its first two...

AAR Mobility Systems Awarded $25.3 Million in Task Orders from USAF

AAR Mobility Systems has been awarded task orders valued at $25.3 million from the U.S. Air Force for the production and repair of 463L cargo pallets. The cargo pallets will be manufactured and repaired in Cadillac. The two task orders are expected to be completed...

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