Tag Archives: Air Combat Command

Gen. Mike Holmes: U.S. Air Force Eyes Trainer Jet Competition for ‘Reforge’ Concept

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Gen. Mike Holmes, head of Air Combat Command, said the U.S. Air Force plans to hold a competition for trainer jets for use in testing the “Rebuilding the Forge” training concept. The Reforge training concept seeks to expedite the process of developing experienced fighter pilots. Holmes said the service intends to allow other companies to offer alternative options.

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Air Force Looks to Modify F-22 Trainer Aircraft for Combat Missions

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The U.S. Air Force (USAF) plans to reconfigure its Lockheed Martin-built F-22 Raptor fighter jets to support combat functionalities over the next few years, National Defense Magazine reported Monday. "The primary problem [with the aircraft] is having enough engines to meet our requirements," he added. 

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Spirit Aeronautics Secures USAF FFP Contract, Celebrates 20th Anniversary; Rick Ochs Quoted

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Spirit Aeronautics has been awarded a firm-fixed price (FFP) contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide complete technical support services including all engineering, kitting and aircraft modifications in 2 active duty E-9A Widget aircraft, the company announced in Feb. 2020.

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USAF Stands Up Consolidated Cyber Development Center

The U.S. Air Force has established a new center that would address cyber gaps and consolidate enterprise requirements across the service branch. The new Cyberspace Capabilities Center stood up on Nov. 7 and combines three formerly separate entities: the 38th Cyberspace Readiness Squadron, Air Force Network Integration Center and Air Combat Command’s Cyberspace Support Squadron, USAF said Thursday.

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USAF Applies New Laser Scanner to Radar Surveying

The U.S. Air Force's 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron received a 3D terrestrial laser scanner for use in radar survey operations. The squadron, stationed at Hill Air Force Base, works to monitor long-range radars to provide perimeter security across the country, USAF said Friday

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Air Force Creating New Information Warfare Org; Ted Uchida Quoted

Some Air Force officials said that establishing a new information warfare organization looks to demonstrate the significance of electronic warfare and cyber capabilities, C4ISRNET reported Monday. “We’ve come to discover cyber is an element of the larger information warfare and [electromagnetic spectrum] fight that we’re in,” Ted Uchida, deputy director of operations at Air Combat Command, said Thursday at an Air Force Association event.

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Air Combat Command Intending to Integrate Cyber, ISR Ops Through 24th, 25th Air Forces Merger

Air Combat Command will combine this summer its 24th and 25th air forces to integrate cyber, electronic warfare, information operations and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance activities at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas, the Air Force reported Thursday. “The merger of 24th and 25th is the next step in leveraging and integrating new ideas and technologies to both improve the quality and speed of decision-making and deliver improved effects for commanders,” said Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command.

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