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Space superiority remains vital to national security

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Carlin Leslie Gen. William Shelton reviews his notes before testifying April 3, 2014, in front of the House Armed Services Committee subcommittee on strategic forces, in Washington, D.C. Shelton is the Air Force Space Command commander, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Gen. William Shelton, the†commander of†Air Force Space Command, highlighted…

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Fourth AEHF protected communications satellite begins integration months ahead of schedule

The fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite produced by Lockheed Martin is taking shape after early deliveries of its payload and propulsion core. AEHF-4, expected to launch in 2017, will enable the constellation to reach full operational capability.

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Northrop Grumman ships payload module two months early for AEHF satellite

Northrop Grumman Corporation continued its record of shipping Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite payload modules ahead of schedule when the fourth arrived Feb. 11, nearly two months early, at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., AEHF system prime contractor.

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Increased space, cyber threats top concerns for AF Space Command

Gen. William L. Shelton, Commander of Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., addresses Air Force Association Members during the Pacific Air and Space Symposium in Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 21, 2013. Shelton discussed the importance of space and cyberspace operations and the foundational capability they provide to our nation and joint military…

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Lockheed Martin GPS III successfully communicates With GPS constellation

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed, a full-sized, functional GPS III satellite prototype, now at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., recently communicated via cross-links with Air Force flight-like hardware simulators for the GPS IIR, GPS IIR-M, and GPS IIF satellites, which make up the bulk of the current GPS satellite…


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Boeing to build four more Intelsat Epic 702MP satellites

Posted  May 10, 2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing will build four more 702MP satellites for Intelsat S.A., furthering its role as the initial manufacturer of Intelsatís new high-performance satellite fleet, Intelsat EpicNG. The 702MPs will deliver reliable, affordable and high-capacity data transmission that Intelsat customers can tailor to their needs. “Intelsat became our first customer for the 702MP…

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Gladiators challenge TCM troops

Posted  May 10, 2013

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Stephanie Rubi Capt. Richard McNell, 376th Air Expeditionary Wing sexual assault response coordinator, jousts against Wolf, American Gladiator, April 2, 2013, at Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. Service members were able to compete against American Gladiators in similar games played on the TV show. McNell is deployed from Los Angeles…

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Wyle receives $5.8 million order to provide scientific services for U.S. Air Force

Posted  June 7, 2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Wyle will conduct studies to improve the quality and supportability of research flight tests for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory under a $5.8 million delivery order from the Defense Technical Information Center. Wyle’s subcontractors on the project include Greentree Group, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, and Infoscitex, headquartered in Waltham, Mass….

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MILSATCOM wins volleyball championship

Posted  June 7, 2013

Air Force photograph by Joe Juarez Players from SMCís Infrared Space Systems directorate volleyball team attempt to block a return shot from the MILSATCOM team during a playoff game, May 30. The MILSATCOM team won the match for the overall volleyball championship.

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Wyle Engineering Support to modernize C-5 life raft system

Posted  June 14, 2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Wyle has been awarded an $850,000 contract to help update the 1960s-era 25-person life rafts used aboard the U.S. Air Force C-5 transport aircraft. Wyle’s work at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., includes developing a technical data package and prototypes. Obsolescence issues make it increasingly…

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Boeing transfers first C-17 to Indian Air Force

Posted  June 14, 2013

The Indian Air Force flew its first Boeing C-17 Globemaster III to India today, becoming the newest operator of the leading airlifter.

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Northrop Grumman delivers second hosted payload for Enhanced Polar System protected communications

Posted  June 14, 2013

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has delivered the second of two payloads that will be hosted on government-owned satellites to bring next-generation protected, Extremely High Frequency communications to users in the north polar region (above 65 ? North). Developed for the U.S. Air Force’s Enhanced Polar System (EPS), the payload efficiently leverages hardware and…

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SMC enters cooperative research, development agreement with SpaceX

Posted  June 14, 2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corp., better known as SpaceX, as part of the company’s effort to certify its Falcon 9 v1.1 Launch System for National Security Space missions. This cooperative…

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Northrop Grumman’s F-35 supplier in Israel delivers first advanced composite component from FMS

Posted  June 14, 2013

Northrop Grumman’s supplier in Israel – Elbit Systems-Cyclone – delivered its first advanced composite component for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter center fuselage produced by Northrop Grumman.

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Wyle to provide engineering analyses for U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology

Posted  June 14, 2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Wyle has been awarded a contract worth $4.6 million to provide engineering analyses for the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology’s Department of Systems Engineering and Management located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. The award was made by the Defense Technical Information Center in collaboration with the Air…

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