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Boeing completes major join of India’s first C-17 airlifter

Posted August 2, 2012 by Staff

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing integrated the forward, center and aft fuselages and the wing assembly of India’s first C-17 Globemaster III during the airlifter’s “major join” ceremony July 31 in Long Beach, Calif...

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Proud to be an American airman

Posted August 2, 2012 by by MSgt. Angelita ColÛn-Francia

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz met with media July 24 in the Pentagon to share his thoughts about his nearly 40 years of military service in the Air Force and four years as the Air Force’s senior...

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Airmen invited to share their stories with recruits

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Each year, thousands of men and women join the U.S. Air Force. Now, those airmen have the opportunity to tell their stories in their own videos known as “Airmen Stories.” The videos will give potential Air Force...

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Boeing receives 10th WGS satellite order from U.S. Air Force

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The Wideband Global SATCOM satellite is the successor to the Defense Satellite Communications System-III. One WGS satellite has about 12 times the bandwidth of a DSCS-III satellite. EL SEGUNDO, Calif...

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Boeing ships third GPS IIF satellite to Cape Canaveral for launch

Posted August 2, 2012 by Staff

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing shipped the third of 12 Global Positioning System IIF satellites for the U.S. Air Force from the company’s Satellite Development Center in El Segundo, Calif., to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a Boeing-built C-17 Globemaster III airlifter July 9. SVN-65 is scheduled to be launched in the fourth…

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AF implements hiring tool 7 weeks ahead of schedule

Posted August 2, 2012 by by Debbie Gildea

Bringing new Air Force civilian employees on board is more efficient and timely now following full-implementation of the USA Staffing Onboarding Manager tool, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. In April, AFPC initiated a phased implementation strategy to replace the civilian virtual inprocessing tool with the OM tool, starting with new hires at the Air…

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Northrop Grumman demonstrates integrated receiver circuit operating at 850 GHz under DARPA Terahertz Electronics Program

Posted August 2, 2012 by Staff

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has demonstrated an 850 gigahertz integrated receiver that brings the company much closer to being the first to reach a Department of Defense goal for developing transistor-based electronics that can operate at center frequencies past 1 terahertz. Company engineers reported they scaled the frequency rate to 850 GHz, or…

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Lockheed Martin-built military comm satellite marks 20 years in service

Posted August 2, 2012 by Staff

The U.S. Air Force’s Defense Satellite Communications System B12 satellite, built by Lockheed Marti, has reached 20 years on-orbit, double its operational design life. The B12 satellite will continue to serve in a reserve capacity providing secure and reliable communications capabilities for the warfighter. Launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., July 2, 1992,…

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Raytheon achieves delivery, operational milestones on F/A-18 avionics systems

Posted August 2, 2012 by Staff

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Raytheon has achieved important milestones on three F/A-18E/F related programs, highlighting the company’s ongoing, successful support of the Super Hornet aircraft. Raytheon recently delivered the 300th APG-79 active electronically scanned array radar to Boeing for integration on F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers. Raytheon has also delivered the 600th ALR-67(V)3 radar…

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Boeing-built legacy UHF payload successfully operating on MUOS-1 satellite

Posted August 2, 2012 by Staff

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing July 24 said that its legacy communications payload onboard the Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-1) satellite has passed all on-orbit tests. MUOS-1 was launched Feb. 24 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on an Atlas V launch vehicle. It is the first of five satellites being built…

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