Tag Archives: USAF

Hill AFB Commences Four-Ship Combat Training Missions With F-35s

The U.S. Air Force‘s Hill Air Force Base have launched routine four-ship combat training missions using the F-35 Lightning II to practice evasion maneuvers against simulated threats. The Air Force said Monday pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings teamed up and used the F-35’s computer network to identify and jam “enemy” radar …

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Ash Carter: Pentagon Needs to Continue RD-180 Engine Buys

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said the Pentagon must continue its purchases of Russian RD-180 rocket engines until the U.S. can find an alternative to the United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Colin Clark writes that Carter told the Senate Appropriation defense subcommittee the military needs to buy at least 18 RD-180 engines …

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AF Col. Scott Jackson Addressed JRSS Common Misperceptions at Armed Forces Symposium

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Jackson, chief of the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s Joint Information Environment Solutions Division, addressed common misperceptions regarding DISA’s Joint Regional Security Stacks program. Jackson spoke at the 2016 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Defensive Cyber Operation symposium in an effort to address questions about the power of the …

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Duke Richardson: Stopgap Bill Could End Air Force’s KC-46 Contract

A U.S. Air Force official has warned that a continuing resolution could force the service branch to end its current contract with Boeing over the KC-46 tanker aircraft, Defense News reported Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Duke Richardson, program executive on the Air Force’s KC-46 tanker program, said Boeing’s financial liability on the …

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Wendy Masiello: USAF Touts Benefits of GSA’s OASIS Contract Vehicle

The U.S. Air Force is seeing the benefits of using the General Services Administration’s $60 billion One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract vehicle, FCW reported Thursday. Mark Rockwell writes Maj. Gen. Wendy Masiello, director of contracting at USAF, said OASIS makes a  positive impact on the service’s decision making process, surcharge …

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