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2014-06-26 16:21:11

STRATFORD, Conn., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to develop new combat search and rescue helicopters. Sikorsky will develop a derivative of the UH-60M BLACK HAWK model for the Air Force's rescue mission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO The award of an estimated $1.28 billion Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract...

2014-06-23 16:22:52

~ Wins include a Gold, two Silver and a Bronze, 10 shortlist nominations AUSTIN, Texas, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Austin's GSD&M, the country's leader in purpose-based marketing and branding, picked up a coveted Gold and two Silver Cyber Lion Awards for The U.S. Air Force Collaboratory platform and a Bronze Cyber Lion for the RadioShack "Goodbye, '80s" Super Bowl campaign at the 2014 Cannes Lions Festival--the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications. In...

SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Launch Two Days In A Row
2014-06-24 06:30:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online UPDATE: June 24, 2014 (6:30 a.m.) In order to allow more time to fix ongoing technical issues, SpaceX announced that it would push back Tuesday’s scheduled Falcon 9 launch by at least a week. In an online flight update, the space transportation company said that it would be “taking a closer look at a potential issue identified while conducting pre-flight checkouts” prior to Sunday’s aborted launch, and would use...

2014-06-12 16:20:47

Providing Specialized Expertise for Reliable and Affordable Support KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a contract from the U.S. Air Force with an initial value of $109 million for sustainment of the reentry subsystem for the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Lockheed Martin's work will include repair, modification and testing of hardware and software components in the reentry system-reentry vehicle (RS-RV)...

2014-06-12 12:21:10

ARLINGTON, Va., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association, in partnership with Peter Huessy's Congressional Breakfast Series, is proud to announce an upcoming AFA Air Force Breakfast Series event featuring guest speaker Lt. Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command. The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Air Force Association's Headquarters Building, in Arlington, Virginia. Due to space and...

2014-06-10 12:21:07

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A hybrid cloud developed by the Global Combat Support System - Air Force (GCSS-AF) program and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will provide a secure, hosting capability, that when used with other existing services, will lower costs, increase agility and improve service for 800,000 Air Force users. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b The GCSS-AF cloud pilot, which concludes in July 2014, strives to provide a hosting...

2014-06-05 08:21:49

ARLINGTON, Va., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's (AFA) Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition is the one-of-a-kind event that brings together Air Force leadership, industry experts, academia, and current event specialists from around the world to discuss the issues and challenges facing America and the aerospace community today. This year's conference dates are September 15 - 17, 2014. The conference will once again be held at the Gaylord...

2014-06-03 08:22:26

ARLINGTON, Va., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies will host a discussion with Lt. Gen. Robert Otto, deputy chief of staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance. The event will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at the Air Force Association, in Arlington, Virginia. Beginning with the Predator Remotely Piloted Aircraft missions in the opening days of Operation Enduring Freedom, the...

2014-06-03 08:20:34

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) has been awarded a $4 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory, under the Critical R&D SBIR program, to develop an inlet and exhaust damage registration sensor for high-performance aircraft. The US Air Force is interested in improving methods to quickly and effectively assess aircraft damage that occurs during routine training, combat and maintenance activities. Demanding operational...

2014-05-28 08:21:39

Flight record is more than 50 percent above those recorded for Global Hawk in 2013 SAN DIEGO, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) series, which includes the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk, set a new record for mission hours flown in one week, logging 665 hours flying operational and exercise missions during the week ending Feb. 23....


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General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
2013-10-03 13:25:05

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, once known as the Predator B, is an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV that was created by the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for the United States Air Force. Air Force members refer to the MQ-9 and other UAVs, also known as drones, as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) because humans can control them, but they are capable of autonomous flight as well. This hunter-killer drone is the first of its kind that can be used for long-endurance...

Rex Walheim
2012-10-27 13:23:11

Rex Walheim is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Rex Joseph Walheim on October 10, 1962 in Redwood City, California. He graduated from San Carlos High School in 1980 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. The following April, he was assigned to work as a missile warning operations crew...

Mark Lee
2012-10-25 11:41:36

Mark Lee is a former NASA astronaut and USAF Colonel. He was born Mark Charles Lee on August 14, 1952 in Viroqua, Wisconsin. He is an Eagle Scout and a graduate from the Class of 1970 at Viroqua High School. He attended the United States Air Force Academy and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1974. He then trained at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas and at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona in preparation for his assignment at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, where he...

Thomas Jones
2012-10-22 11:32:31

Thomas Jones is a former United States astronaut. He was born Thomas David Jones on January 22, 1955 in Baltimore, Maryland and participated in Eagle Scouts as a child. He graduated from Kenwood High School in 1973 and went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in basic sciences in 1977. After completing as a Distinguished Graduate of the Academy, Jones served as an Air Force officer on active duty for 6 years. He then flew strategic...

Gregory Johnson
2012-10-22 11:08:31

Gregory Johnson is a NASA astronaut and a former colonel in the United States Air Force. He was born Gregory Harold "Box" Johnson on May 12, 1962 in South Ruislip, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Throughout his childhood, he became an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.. He graduated from Park Hills High School in Fairborn, Ohio in 1980 and went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1984. He was...

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