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Leading Military Experts from RAF and USAF announced as Latest Speakers to join Air Mission Planning & Support 2019

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SMi reports: Senior military officials from the RAF and USAF recently confirmed to join the speaker line-up at Air Mission Planning & Support in London this April. The 10th Annual Air Mission Planning and Support conference is taking place London on the 9th and 10th...

KC-46A Edges Nearer to Service Entry

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Jon Lake - Boeing has announced that its KC-46A Pegasus tanker has completed the second phase of flight testing in support of receiver certification. This followed three weeks of flight tests with Boeing F-15E Strike Eagles, although Phase II also included using Lockheed F-16s,...

FREQUENTIS awarded first military remote virtual tower contract

US Department of Defense (DoD) selects FREQUENTIS technology to support Air Force and other DoD agencies. DoD has selected Frequentis’ remote virtual tower (RVT) technology. The project will include two fixed-base RVT systems and two deployable systems for use by the Air Force and other...

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...

The United States Air Force relies on Thales D-ILS

The United States Air Force (USAF)’s activities to establish air superiority and support ground combat units often require the use of secure airfields in remote and challenging areas. Thales Deployable – Instrument Landing System (D-ILS), a compact and movable variant of the standard ILS,...

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...

Pentagon and Lockheed Martin Deliver 300th F-35 Aircraft

The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin delivered the 300th production F-35 aircraft, demonstrating the program’s continued progress and momentum. The 300th aircraft is a U.S. Air Force F-35A, to be delivered to Hill Air Force Base, Utah. "The F-35 weapons system is a...

USAF Remains Unhappy Over F-35A Costs

The US Air Force (USAF) may have to cut its planned buy of 1,763 Lockheed Martin F-35A Joint Strike Fighters by about one third (590 aircraft) if it cannot bring spiralling support costs under control, according to an internal USAF analysis reported by Bloomberg...

U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center orders 300 additional M-Code GPS receivers from Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins has received a follow-on order for 300 Military Code (M-Code) GPS receivers from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (USAF SMC). The order comes after the recent fulfillment of 770 receivers in support of the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) program.  “This...

Will The Bomber Always Get Through?

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“Ain’t a hope in hell, nothin’ gonna bring us down,” wrote Lemmy, the late lead vocalist of veteran heavy rock band Motorhead, for their December 1979 single Bomber. Lemmy’s confidence in aircraft invulnerability can only be realised through design and technology. In October 2015, Northrop...

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