Tagged: U.S. Air Force

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Raytheon Set to Offer Retrofits for Boeing’s F-15 Jet Fleet

Raytheon Company RTN recently secured a $15-million modification contract for retrofitting  F-15 jet fleet with Mode 5 capable Identify Friend or Foe units. The deal was awarded by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center,...

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Top Aces sees expanded role for red air as Air Force training evolves

The federal government’s request for proposals for a next-generation fighter jet may be delayed until July, but the company that provides aggressor or “red air” training for the fighter fleet is already preparing for...

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The Special Reason an Armada of 24 USAF F-22 Raptors All Launched Together

Something to do with elephants. “Instead of always painstakingly deploying entire 24-plane squadrons or even the whole 48-jet wing , as custom dictated , in 2013 wing officers wrote new procedures for sending a...

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U.S. Air Force Hill fighter wings conduct combat exercise

The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th FW conducted an integrated combat capability exercise April 30-May 2 at the Utah Test and Training Range. The friendly and enemy forces were made up...

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BAE Systems Sensor technology guides next-generation missile to readiness

The successful LRASM sensor program demonstrates BAE Systems’ ability to quickly deliver advanced EW technology to warfighters. BAE Systems worked closely with Lockheed Martin to deliver Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) to the U.S. Air...

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U.S. Air Force Welcomes Fifth Lockheed Martin-Built AEHF Satellite To Cape Canaveral For June Launch

AEHF-5 Satellite Increases Resiliency of Global Protected Communications Constellation. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) shipped the Air Force’s fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5) satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ahead of its expected...

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Canada seeks to address U.S. complaints about bidding process for fighter jets

Canada’s government is trying to address complaints about its military procurement process that have prompted threats from Washington to block Ottawa from buying Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-35, the Canadian air force’s preferred option for...

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U.S. Air Force Plans to Arm Stealth F-35s, F-15s and F-16s with the Ultimate Weapon

Advances in computer power, processing speed and AI are rapidly changing the scope of what platforms are able to perform without needing human intervention. The Air Force and DARPA are now testing new hardware...

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‘Emergency’ Caused A Ukrainian Su-27 Fighter To Crash, Killing A US Pilot

An in-flight emergency caused the crash of a Ukrainian SU-27B in October, killing an American and Ukrainian pilot, the head of the Ukrainian air force said on Thursday. “While the SU-27 fighter jet was...

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USAF F-22 Raptor stealth jets got 587 aircraft to back off in their ‘combat surge’ over Syria

U.S. Air Force F-22s recently completed their first “combat surge” in operations over Syria, and in doing so deterred almost 600 Syria, Iranian and Russian combat aircraft in the crowded skies there, the Pentagon...