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Raytheon wins U.S. Navy Next Generation Jammer competition

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Raytheon announced July 9 it has been awarded a $279.4 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract by the U.S. Navy to conduct the Technology Development phase of the Navy’s Next Generation Jammer program. “We believe the Navy’s choice validates Raytheon’s leadership in advanced electronic attack systems and technologies,” said Rick Yuse, president of Raytheon’s…

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Lockheed Martin GPS III prototype validates test facilities for future flight satellites

Posted July 12, 2013 by

Lockheed Martinís GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed has successfully completed a series of high-fidelity pathfinding events which validate the process and facility for vehicle integration checkout, as well as signals interference testing, that the next-generation satellites of the Global Positioning System, known as GPS III, will go through prior to delivery for launch. An innovative…

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GPS system improved as new Boeing satellite enters service

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The Global Positioning System, which †millions of people use every day for precise navigation and timing, recently became more accurate and reliable as the fourth Boeing GPS IIF satellite began operating in the U.S. Air Force network. Launched May 15, that satellite was handed over to the Air Force after 19…

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Fourth Boeing GPS IIF satellite joins constellation on orbit

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With the May 125 launch of the fourth GPS IIF satellite, Boeing and the U.S. Air Force continue modernizing the Global Positioning System that millions of people worldwide rely on as a navigation and timing resource.

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Voluntary separation programs continue through August

Posted April 12, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Eligible officers and enlisted members have until Aug. 1 to submit their application for separation under the fiscal 2013 voluntary force management programs, Air Force officials reminded Airmen today. Announced in February, fiscal year 2013 force management programs support the Air Force effort to reduce manning to the authorized end-strength by Sept. 30. Officer programs,…

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RACR wins Republic of Korea F-16 radar upgrade competition

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Raytheon announced April 10 its Raytheon Advanced Combat Radar has been competitively selected by the Republic of Korea to upgrade the country’s KF-16C/D Block 52 Fighting Falcon fleet. “This win ensures the Republic of Korea’s KF-16 combat aircraft remain relevant in a constantly evolving threat environment and builds on our legacy…

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MilPDS upgrade complete: Review emergency contact information

Posted April 12, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

If you married, have a new address or experienced significant life changes in March, you should review your emergency contact information to ensure it is accurate, Air Force Personnel Center officials advised. The Military Personnel Data System manages such military personnel and pay information as accessions, separations, retirements, promotions, reenlistments, training, mobilization and casualties. Because…

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AF survey looks at community programs’ effectiveness

Posted April 12, 2013 by

The 2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey launched Mar. 5, and this time includes reservists, guardsmen and spouses. The assessment is designed to assist chaplains and people working in installation-level Airman and family readiness centers, family advocacy programs, health and wellness centers, mental health clinics and child and youth programs to better meet the needs…

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ORS now aligned under SMC

Posted March 29, 2013 by

Air Force photograph The Operationally Responsive Space Office at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., conducted a video conference assumption of leadership ceremony March 7, with Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles AFB, Calif., presiding by video teleconference to install Col. John Anttonen as the ORS…

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MilPDS upgrade complete

Posted March 29, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force has successfully upgraded and transferred the Military Personnel Data System to the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. We’re pleased that the MilPDS upgrade took less time than anticipated, and we are well on our way to getting information updated in the system,î…

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