Tag Archives: USAF

KC-46A Tanker Now Usable for F-15, F-16 Aircraft in USTRANSCOM; Brig. Gen. Ryan Samuelson Quoted

KC-46A Tanker

The KC-46A Pegasus tanker can now refuel all F-15 and F-16 aircraft variants for U.S. Transportation Command's operations, through a recently approved interim capability release. Gen. Mike Minihan, who leads Air Mobility Command, authorized the aerial refueler's third interim capability release on Wednesday, AMC said Friday.

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Northrop Grumman Awarded Air Force Contract for GHOST Sensor Development; Ben Davies Quoted

Ben Davies

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force to design a signals intelligence sensor for high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms. The company will deliver a prototype sensor with airborne and ground components for the Air Force’s Global High-altitude Open-system Sensor Technology (GHOST) program.

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USAF Vet Randy Kee to Support Creation of New DOD Arctic Research Center

Randy Kee

Randy Kee, a retired U.S. Air Force major general, has been appointed to help the Department of Defense (DOD) establish the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies. Kee will serve as the senior adviser for Arctic security affairs to support the future center's establishment and initial activities, DOD said Wednesday.

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USAF Kessel Run Supports RabbitMQ Open-Source Message Broker; Nick Barber Quoted

U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force's Kessel Run software laboratory produced a submission for the RabbitMQ message broker's open-source messaging-topology operator. Kessel Run said Thursday its All Domain Common Platform (ADCP) product line made the submission to RabbitMQ, which allows multiple systems and applications to exchange information.

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Air Force Launches Effort to Simplify Micro-Spending in Local Communities; Cameron Holt Quoted

Maj. Gen. Cameron Holt

The U.S. Air Force has launched a program that aims to simplify transactions between government purchase card users and local communities. The First Look Program will help airmen apply smarter business practices to their micro-size purchases as GPC holders annually spend $1.8 billion. GPC holders would first take a look at the list before purchasing items online. 

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Nicolas Chaillan: DevSecOps Boosts Timeliness of Software Development

Nicolas Chaillan

Nicolas Chaillan, chief software officer at the U.S. Air Force, said that DevSecOps allows USAF to meet the timeliness requirements of software development. He said at an event with the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) that DevSecOps has accelerated the speed of mission delivery across development and production by 106 times.

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AFRL to Fund High-Power Microwave Tech Projects; Robert Torres Quoted

High-Power Microwave Tech

The Air Force Research Laboratory will invest $10 million in projects that aim to develop components of high-power microwave weapon systems. AFRL said Friday it specifically seeks compact, high-gain antennas and solid-state switches for use in effects research and high-repetition-rate pulsed power, respectively. AFRL expects SBIR to call for entries in January 2022. 

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Gen. Charles Brown: Air Force Must ‘Rightsize’ Capabilities to Confront Global Security Threats

Charles Brown Jr.

Gen. Charles Brown Jr., chief of staff at the U.S. Air Force, said at a recent National Press Club event that the service branch must determine the right mix of force, aircraft and technology necessary to confront projected national and global security challenges in 2030. “I really believe, without change, we are at risk of losing," Brown said.

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Air Force Writes Document to Guide ABMS Activities

Advanced Battle

The Department of the Air Force (DAF) has created a document that would guide changes as it continues to test the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), which facilitates information sharing between commanders and pilots. Brig. Gen. Jeffery Valenzia leads a cross-functional team (CFT) that developed the document. The CFT is tasked to work on ABMS requirements and integration activities.

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BlueHalo Selects MaxQ Site For Innovative State-Of-The-Art Campus; CEO Jonathan Moneymaker Quoted

Jonathan Moneymaker

BlueHalo announced on Tuesday that the company has selected the MaxQ site in Albuquerque, N.M., for a new state-of-the-art campus to facilitate the company’s acceleration into production and its long-term commitment to investing in New Mexico and creating high-wage manufacturing jobs. The planned campus will include office complexes, laboratories, manufacturing facilities, test areas and secure spaces. 

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