Tag Archives: Air Force

Will Roper: Air Force Eyes Commercial Drones to Replace Reapers

Will Roper, assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the U.S. Air Force and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, said the service branch is considering commercial drones and high-end unmanned aircraft as it looks to replace the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper drone, Defense News reported Thursday.

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Boeing-USAF Team Begins Air Force One Modifications

Boeing and government personnel have commenced the effort to modify 747-8 aircraft into VC-25B, also known as the next Air Force One presidential aircraft. Modifications began in late February as the team cleared foreign object debris in the two 747-8 aircraft and the facility where work will take place, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center said Wednesday.

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Nicolas Chaillan: Air Force’s Joint All-Domain C2 Effort to Require New Data Architecture

Nicolas Chaillan, chief software officer of the U.S. Air Force, said the service branch’s effort to link the military across all domains through the Joint All-Domain Command and Control program would not entail a major technology transformation but would require a "completely new" open-source data architecture, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

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