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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...

2013-12-03 12:20:17

Air Operations Center Weapon System modernization program clears Milestone B, enters engineering and manufacturing development MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) $81 million for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the Air Operations Center Weapon System (AOC WS) modernization program. This award is options exercised on the contract first announced in March 2012. (Logo:...

2013-12-03 08:21:07

Flightline Avionics Test Set for A-10/C Thunderbolt ll Based on Company's MTS-207 PXI Platform IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvin Test Solutions (formerly known as Geotest-Marvin Test Systems), a trusted provider of innovative test solutions for military and commercial aerospace organizations, today announced the United States Air Force (USAF) recently awarded the company a $5.7 million contract to provide the customized test platform for the PATS-70 flightline test set for...

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...

2013-11-26 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...

2013-11-26 16:20:24

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mitchell Institute and the American Enterprise Institute's Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies will discuss airpower's role in an increasingly uncertain world. WHO: 18th USAF Chief of Staff General T. Michael Moseley (Ret) (bio). WHAT: Airpower's unique role in an uncertain world. WHY:...

2013-11-21 16:21:25

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association has joined fellow military organizations in opposition of the provisions of S.967, "The Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013". A letter was sent to the offices of the Honorable Carl Levin (MI), Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC); the Honorable James Inhofe (OK), Ranking Member, SASC and the members of the SASC earlier this week. AFA and its peer organizations believe that the proposed changes to...

2013-11-21 08:21:16

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN), developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) for the U.S. Air Force, has completed 5,000 combat missions connecting warfighters in the air and on the ground. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) BACN is a high-altitude, airborne gateway that translates and distributes voice communications, video, imagery and other battlespace information from numerous...

2013-11-18 12:21:59

Note: All military members on Active Duty and DoD civilian personnel can attend the conference free of charge. LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's not too late to register for the Air Force Association's 2013 Pacific Air & Space Symposium! Hear from military leaders, senior government officials, expert researchers, and academia as they address the many challenges that the U.S. Air Force faces in its global role. The Symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency...

2013-11-14 23:24:24

Webinar will examine how AgilePath optimized the connectivity, reliability and supportability of infrastructure for a United States Air Force program using WSO2 Governance Registry Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Technology adoption cycles continue to evolve as virtual machines and cloud-based solutions cut system deployment times down to hours. However the way system components talk to each other and connect has been slower to change, and point-to-point solutions remain pervasive...


Latest United States Air Force Reference Libraries

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...

Susan Helms
2012-10-22 10:48:03

Susan Helms is a Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut. She was born Susan Jane Helms on February 26, 1958 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Parkrose Senior High School in 1976. She then attended the United States Air Force Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1980. She subsequently received her commission and initially served as an F-16 weapons separation...

Lloyd Hammond
2012-10-18 13:16:56

Lloyd Hammond is a former United States Air Force officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Lloyd Blaine Hammond, Jr. on January 16, 1952 in Savannah, Georgia. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1969. He then attended the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, science, and mechanics in 1973. In pursuit of a higher education, he went to the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned a...

Charles L. Veach
2012-10-01 17:13:09

Charles Lacy Veach served as a United States Air Force fighter pilot for over 14 years before being selected as a NASA Astronaut in 1984. Veach served as an astronaut until his passing from cancer on October 3, 1995 in Houston, Texas. “Lacy” Veach was born in Chicago, Illinois and with his family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall E. Veach, still reside in Honolulu. Veach graduated from Punahou School in 1962 and went forward in his academics to the United...

Michael Fincke
2012-09-19 14:10:13

Michael Fincke is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut who holds the record for the most time spent in space. He was born Edward Michael Fincke on March 14, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; however, he grew up in its suburb, Emsworth. Fincke graduated from Sewickley Academy in Sewickley, Pennsylvania in 1985, and subsequently attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. He graduated in 1989 as a double major and earned both a Bachelor...

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