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Air Force Wants ‘Sense and Avoid’ UAV Tech

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The U.S. Air Force is looking to add a common-airborne sense and avoid technology into unmanned aerial vehicles that are used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Proposed technologies are being mandated to fulfill Federal Aviation Administration requirements and be able to help vehicles perform integrated flight within the National ...

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MITRE, AF Assist Afghanistan in Air Traffic Control Upgrade

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MITRE and the U.S. Air Force are collaborating to update Afghanistan’s air traffic control system and help the landlocked nation implement reduced vertical separation minimum standards. The upgrades are expected to generate fuel savings, increase flight times and reduce workloads for air traffic controllers, according to a MITRE statement. “RVSM condenses ...

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L-3 to Support F-16 TS at 33 Worldwide Locations on $470M Award

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has won a maximum $469,560,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursement contract  from the U.S. Air Force to provide aircrew and maintenance for the F-16 training system. The company will provide services at 33 locations in the U.S., Greece, Jordan, Bahrain and the Pacific. Funding also covers training systems support at Hill Air Force ...

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Northrop Receives Three Task Orders for A-10 Thunderbolt

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded three task orders by the U.S. Air Force for the company’s A-10 Thunderbolt life-cycle program support on an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract. The company will identify risk factors and develop maintenance strategies for selected systems and subsystems under the $4.9 million reliability centered maintenance ...

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Alion to Provide Radio Frequency Analysis for Air Force

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $5.4 million contract to analyze the feasibility of relocating to alternative radio frequency bands. Alion will judge the effects of planned and proposed spectrum relocation changes on Air Force weapons programs by providing management, analysis and RF spectrum modeling and ...

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Raytheon Wins $570M Air Force Contract for Missiles, Aircraft and Trainers

Raytheon Co.’s (NYSE: RTN) missile systems business has won a $569,021,288 firm-fixed-price U.S. Air Force contract modification  for missiles, vehicles and support services. The company will provide: 234 advanced medium range air-to-air missile air intercept missile-120D all-up-round missiles 101 AIM-120D captive air training missiles 203 AIM-120C7 Foreign Military Sales AURs Four AIM-120D ...

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Boeing Wins $11M Air Force Weapons System Support Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) a $11,131,261 contract modification to the fixed-price award fee basic C-17 Globemaster III sustainment partnership contract. The award provides funding for the fiscal 2011 C-17 material improvement projects which support repair of safety of flight and other, non-emergency type deficiencies. ...

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New L-3 Communications Spy Plane to be in Afghanistan by Christmas

Christmas has come early for a few Air Force pilots stationed in Afghanistan. The first of the 24 new Hawker Beechcraft airplanes modified by L-3 Communications will be delivered to Afghanistan by Christmas. These spy planes are equipped to support ground troops with still images, video and surveillance information. The ...

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