The U.S. Cyber Command is set to deploy a Northrop Grumman-built, next generation cyber weapon system designed to serve as the Department of Defense’s single platform to plan and launch offensive and defensive cyber operations, Fifth Domain reported Thursday. Senior defense officials expect the CYBERCOM's Unified Platform to launch this spring. The system is designed to provide the infrastructure, information sharing, data analytics, mission planning and command tools to support the military’s cyber missions.Read More »
The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed an electrical systems tester to support maintenance work on the Boeing-built B-52 bomber aircraft. AFRL teamed up with the Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the University of Dayton Research Institute to build an EST prototype, the service said Monday.Read More »
The U.S. Air Force has developed a wearable mask designed to protect helicopter aircrew from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards. The service branch said Thursday its Joint Service Aircrew Mask - Rotary Wing works to protect a user's ocular, percutaneous and respiratory systems and operates with night vision equipment. The mask features a removable faceplate and increased battery life over the previous Aircrew Eye and Respiratory Protection system. Users of the mask would also gain a field of view made for combat operations in CBRN environments. The U.S. Navy will also use the mask to replace the existing CBRN protection system assigned to HH-60G Pave Hawk and UH-1N Huey aircraft.
A system developed to assess the U.S. Strategic Command’s new software using real-world, classified data will possibly meet initial operational capability in October 2018. The Integrated Strategic Planning and Analysis Network is in its fourth increment with a budget baseline of $150 million, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Sunday.Read More »
Brig. Gen. Alice Trevino, the principal military assistant to the deputy secretary of the Defense Department, assumed command of the U.S. Air Force Installation Contracting Agency at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on May 23. Maj. Gen. Bradley Spacy, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center commander, presided over the …Read More »
The Air Force Materiel Command saved more than $2.5 billion over the last fiscal year, which addressed its cost savings and avoidance objective under the 2017 AFMC Strategic Plan. All five AFMC centers implemented initiatives during FY 2017 to reduce expenses and increase operational efficiency, the command said Tuesday. “Air Force leadership looks to …Read More »
Brig. Gen. Sean Farrell, director for strategic plans, programs and requirements at the Air Force Special Operations Command, has been named director of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s security assistance and cooperation directorate. He will succeed Brig. Gen. Gregory Gutterman, who is due to step down as AFSAC director this …Read More »
Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center under the Air Force Materiel Command, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as chief of the Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center. President Obama also nominated Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry, commander …Read More »