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2013-12-16 08:20:48

DENVER, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] more than $200 million in contract options to complete production of its fifth and sixth next-generation Global Positioning System satellites, known as GPS III. In February, the Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a fixed price $120 million contract to procure long lead parts for a second set of four GPS III space vehicles (SV 05-08). This new award provides funding to complete the first...

2013-12-15 23:03:16

CounterTrade Products, Inc. named 1 of only 25 prime contract holders for the U.S. Air Force NETCENTS-2 Products contract Arvada, CO (PRWEB) December 15, 2013 CounterTrade Products (CounterTrade), Inc. a value-add IT equipment reseller in Arvada, CO, announced today that it has been awarded the Network-Centric Solution-2 (NETCENTS-2) Products contract by the U.S. Air Force. The $6.9 billion three-year contract vehicle, with three option years, provides the Air Force with networking...

2013-12-06 08:20:34

DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study set to be completed early next year will lead to developing a unique national capability in Ohio for flying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to meet Air Force research needs and to boost Ohio's leadership in developing technologies to integrate unmanned systems. The study will leverage and expand the state's capabilities, particularly in improving the ability of unmanned systems to sense and avoid other aircraft in the same...

2013-12-05 23:00:44

Plane carrying California family of 5 disappeared Sunday in snowy, mountainous region of central Idaho. Maxwell Air Force Base, AL (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 When a single engine plane goes down in the continental U.S., Civil Air Patrol’s cell phone and radar tracking experts are certain to be involved. Their mission – reduce the search area from thousands of square miles to the actual crash site or within a couple of square miles – is urgent, because reducing the crash-to-rescue...

2013-12-03 23:21:31

ASAP Systems’ automated inventory and asset tracking system Passport helps Hickam Air Force Base reduce the time it takes to restock supplies, eliminate human error problems, and generate real-time accurate reports to share detailed knowledge of the Air Force Base’s assets and supply levels with employees. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Hickam Air Force Base, a powerful presence of national security for the United States with over 2,850 acres and valued at more than $444...

2013-12-02 12:20:53

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a first for the U.S. Air Force, an industry team led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has successfully conducted a high-fidelity virtual aerial refueling demonstration, networking geographically dispersed flight simulators and providing a realistic simulation of an air-to-air refueling process. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) The Air Force Air Mobility Command has pursued integrating the...

2013-11-30 23:20:34

The Army and Air Force have recruited Hangman Products to help its service men and women feel at home wherever they have to bunk. The new additions provide child safety in the Anti-Tip Kit and decorating power in the Apartment Hanger Line with its simple, safe hardware solutions for posters, framed art, mirrors and other decor. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2013 The Exchange, the retail center for the Army and Air Force, has targeted Hangman Products’ Apartment Hanger line as a...

2013-11-26 16:20:34

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association (AFA) held their Pacific Air & Space Symposium last week at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. Over 600 people attended the conference, which featured over 30 speakers and ended with the annual Air Force Ball. Speaker highlights from this year's conference included Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning, Commander of Air Force Space Command General William Shelton, Commander...

60th Anniversary Of First Mach 2 Flight Celebrated By NASA Dryden
2013-11-26 12:44:34

NASA Sixty years ago, A. Scott Crossfield, a talented young engineering research pilot for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), became the first human to fly faster than twice the speed of sound in the Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket in the skies over Edwards Air Force Base. NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center celebrated the 60th anniversary of the milestone Nov. 20 during colloquium presentations by Dr. Richard P. Hallion, a research associate in aeronautics for the...

2013-11-21 12:21:22

GPS III Backward-Compatible with GPS IIR, IIR-M, and IIF Satellites Currently in Orbit CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] prototype of the next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite, the GPS III, recently proved it was backward-compatible with the existing GPS satellite constellation in orbit. During tests that concluded on Oct. 17, Lockheed Martin's GPS III Nonflight Satellite Testbed (GNST), a...


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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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