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Boeing Turns Fighter Jets Into Drones
2013-09-25 08:45:50

[ Watch the Video: Drone Fighter Jet Makes Debut Flight ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Boeing has begun repurposing old fighter jets as drones with plans to use them as airborne targets. Six retired Lockheed Martin F-16s have been retrofitted with the appropriate equipment to allow them to be flown from the ground. In a test flight last week, two US Air Force pilots controlled the QF-16 as it flew from Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida to the Gulf of Mexico....

2010-08-24 15:06:00

MARIETTA, Ga., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) has received a $111.4 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for sustainment of the F-22 Raptor fleet, resulting in a contract value of $709 million. This modification is for the 2010 Follow-On Agile Sustainment for the Raptor (FASTeR) sustainment contract, which was issued initially in 2008 and extended in 2009. FASTeR is a Performance-Based Logistics contract providing weapon systems...

2010-07-12 11:51:00

HICKAM AFB, Hawaii, July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Officials at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, formally dedicated two Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-22 Raptors on July 9, inaugurating the base as the newest permanent home for the aircraft and marking the start of a partnership between the Hawaii Air National Guard and the active-duty Air Force in flying the F-22. Pilots from the 199th Fighter Squadron, 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard, and from the active-duty 19th Fighter Squadron, 15th...

2010-02-03 06:30:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") announced today that Holloman Air Force Base, located in New Mexico, trained an additional approximate 1,000 pilots on its G-LAB® Human Centrifuge during 2009. This brings the total pilots trained since the device was commissioned to almost 31,000 students. The USAF purchased the G-LAB in 1988 and over the past 21 years has utilized...

2009-01-20 06:30:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation (Amex: ETC) ("ETC" or the "Company") announced today that Holloman Air Force Base, located in New Mexico, has completed the training of the 30,000th pilot on its G-LAB Human Centrifuge. The United States Air Force achieved an unprecedented milestone, training their 30,000th student in the G-LAB high performance human centrifuge on January 14, 2009. Celebration activities took place at the Holloman Air...

2008-12-09 14:56:00

MARIETTA, Ga., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) F-22 Raptor was recognized as the winner of the Contractor-Military Collaboration Of The Year award for F-22 Sustainment at an awards ceremony Dec. 3 at the Defense Logistics 2008 Conference in Arlington, Va. The F-22 was designed for supportability and self-sufficiency with a focus on reduced logistics costs. The improved reliability resulting from the performance based logistics strategy of the F-22 Raptor is...

2008-07-24 15:00:00

By Jack King Journal Staff Writer SANTA FE -- Four proposals for developing renewable energy in New Mexico were announced Wednesday, but none of them contained specifics. Gov. Bill Richardson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Bill Anderson and officials of Albuquerque, Alamogordo and Clovis signed non-binding memoranda of understanding to jointly pursue development of renewable energy projects. Albuquerque is home to Kirtland Air Force Base, while Holloman Air Force Base is near...

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