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Gov’t, Industry Reps Discuss Emerging GPS Threats at Satellite 2019

Government and private sector leaders cited hacking and spoofing as potential threats to the nation’s GPS systems during the 2019 Satellite conference in Washington, D.C., C4ISRnet reported Saturday. James Miller, executive director of the National Space-Based positioning, navigation and timing advisory board, said during a panel discussion that while jamming is a pervasive threat in 2019, spoofing is a more complicated form of hacking that can manipulate and misguide GPS platforms. 

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Air Force Receives Newest Lockheed-Built C-130J Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force has received its newest Lockheed Martin-built C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, which will support the military branch’s aircraft upgrade efforts. The Air Force said Tuesday a team from the 37th Airlift Squadron brought the C-130J aircraft to Ramstein Air Base in Germany from Lockheed’s production facility in Marietta, Georgia. The new …

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Israel Announces Operational Readiness of F-35s

The Israeli air force has declared that its fleet of Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft is ready for combat operations. Israel’s F-35s, named Adir, obtained initial operational capability after a year of training, which began when the country received its first aircraft in December 2016, Israel’s defense forces said Wednesday. …

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Report: Air Force Pegs F-22 Raptor Modernization Cost at $1.7B

The U.S. Air Force has estimated that modernizing 34 Lockheed Martin-built F-22 aircraft from a training configuration to an operational status would cost more than $1.7 billion over an 11-year period, FlightGlobal reported Thursday. A USAF report, submitted to Congress and obtained by FlightGlobal, provides details about the service branch’s projected cost …

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GAO Urges DoD to Address F-35 Sustainment Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Defense Department‘s F-35 fighter aircraft program faces sustainment challenges primarily due to the lack of comprehensive sustainment plans and aligned funding. GAO said in a report published Thursday DoD’s repair capacity for F-35 parts at military depots is six years behind schedule, doubling …

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