Tag Archives: USAF

NATO Trials U.S. Software Made to Support Aerial Refueling; Scott Willits Quoted


NATO has adopted and employed software that the U.S. military has been using to plan aerial refueling activities since 2017. Kessel Run said on May 25th that its JIGSAW platform demonstrated the ability to facilitate air-to-air refueling planning at NATO's Ramstein Ambition 21 exercise. The exercise marked NATO's first time to use JIGSAW. 

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AFRL Stands up Specialized Facilities for Airman Pressure Testing; Darrell Phillipson Quoted

Air Force Research

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has opened a new facility designed to train airmen for performance in altitudes with high pressure. Four computer-controlled altitude chambers compose AFRL's research altitude chamber facility, where airmen undergo physiology training for high-pressure scenarios, the laboratory said Friday.

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AFRL Demonstrates Networked Weapon Operations With Small Diameter Bomb

F-16 with CSDB

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has met all three goals of a flight test that aimed to demonstrate networked, collaborative and autonomous weapons. Two F-16 aircraft deployed Collaborative Small Diameter Bombs (CSDB) on Tuesday at White Sands Missile Range, under the service branch's Golden Horde program, AFRL said Wednesday. 

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Alion Awarded $87M DOD Contract For NAVSEA SEA21 Technical Analysis; Glenn Goodman Quoted

Glenn Goodman

Alion Science and Technology announced on Wednesday that the company has secured a five-year $87 million task order of performance to provide technical analysis for Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Deputy Commander for Surface Warfare (SEA 21). The DOD IAC MAC task orders were awarded by the U.S. Air Force's 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron.

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Air Force Department to Decide on How to Handle Data Sharing; Taylor Flaxington Quoted

Air Force Department

The Department of the Air Force came up with four options to guide the data-sharing activities of both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. The department developed these options based on the results of the Data and Infrastructure Architecture Summit, which commenced in March and ran for two weeks.

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Air Force Uses Continuous Evaluation to Maintain Secret Access Integrity Among Personnel; Alecia Davis Quoted


The U.S. Air Force uses a special assessment process to ensure the integrity of personnel with assignments that involve sensitive information. The Continuous Evaluation program randomly screens individuals who have access to secret or top secret information. The Continuous Evaluation program randomly screens individuals who have access to secret or top secret information. 

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Air Force Conducts Information Warfare Exercises; Jeffrey Phillips Quoted

Col. Jeffrey Phillips

The U.S. Air Force has conducted its first information warfare-focused exercises to test the concept at a new range in the New Mexico desert. The Air Combat Command has performed ten proof of concept exercises intending to consolidate and operationalize all the capabilities to provide Air Force and joint commanders integrated information warfare packages.

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USAF Airman Paul Olexa Pitches Idea to Reduce Foreign Debris Threats

Paul Olexa

Paul Olexa, a 1st class airman from the U.S. Air Force, used his past experience as a factory manager to create a floor mat designed to reduce foreign object debris that threatens aircraft safety. Olexa pitched his “Mag Rug” idea as an entry to the Spark Tank competition that took place in October at Whiteman Air Force Base.

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Gen. John Raymond: Space Force to Help Air Force Apply Ground Tracking Satellites

Gen. John Raymond

Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said the U.S. Space Force will help the U.S. Air Force implement a constellation of small radar satellites designed to track objects moving on land. Raymond said at the McAleese and Associates annual defense conference that the two service branches are working to develop concepts that apply GMTI satellites.

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