Tag Archives: U.S. Air Force

Army Demos Integrated Air Defense With F-35 Jets

A U.S. Army-owned system demonstrated the use of U.S. Air Force F-35 aircraft as sensors for air and missile defense in multi-domain operations. Two F-35 units provided a situational awareness boost to the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System against multiple flying targets during a test in White Sands Missile Range, Lockheed Martin said Tuesday.

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Brig. Gen. Evan Dertien Assigned as Air Force Research Lab Head

Brig. Gen. Evan Dertien, director of air, space and cyberspace operations at Air Force Materiel Command, has been appointed as commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory. Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff at the U.S. Air Force and 2020 Wash100 Award winner, announced Dertien's new assignment in a press release published Thursday.

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DCSA Awards ACT I $150M IDIQ Contract to Provide FMS Expertise; Mike Zembrzuski Quoted

Advanced Concepts and Technologies International (ACT I) has received a five-year, ceiling valued, $150 million, multiple award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. ACT I will provide its significant Foreign Military Sales (FMS) subject matter expertise to support the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), the company announced on Thursday.

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52 F-35s Gather in Air Force’s Elephant Walk Demonstration

The U.S. Air Force held a long-planned "elephant walk" exercise with 52 F-35A aircraft from Hill Air Force Base to demonstrate power, Popular Mechanics reported Tuesday. The exercise used all combat-ready F-35A fighter bombers within the service branch's fleet, and may have incurred a total of $4.5M in operational expenses, the report noted.

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Air Force Squadron Procures Ground Transportation Simulator

The U.S. Air Force's 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Hill AF Base has bought a simulation platform designed to help military and civilian airmen practice operating multiple vehicles. USAF said Monday the $140K simulator features three 55-inch screens and over 150 driving scenarios for nearly 30 vehicles.

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David Patterson to be Nominated DoD Principal Deputy Undersecretary for Personnel, Readiness

President Donald Trump intends to nominate J. David Patterson, senior vice president of strategic business opportunities at SMA, to be principal deputy undersecretary for personnel and readiness at the Department of Defense, the White House announced Monday.

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