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First military grade 12-micron thermal weapon sight unveiled

Posted January 19, 2015 by

BAE Systems Jan. 19 unveiled its first-to-market 12-micron thermal imaging technology that significantly improves the effectiveness of thermal weapon sights. The company’s Universal Thermal Clip-On version XII (UTCÆ XII) is the first military-grade thermal weapon sight to include the new 12-micron technology, which greatly reduces lens size, total system weight, and battery use, while delivering…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Posted January 19, 2015 by TSgt. Natalie Stanley

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James deliver their, “State of the Air Force,” press conference Jan. 15, 2015, in Washington, D.C. In her comments, James said we are the greatest Air Force in the world…

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Boeing receives orders for 336 more military rescue radios, system upgrades

Posted January 19, 2015 by

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. ñ Boeing will deliver an additional 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios, and upgrade the system’s global base station network, through new orders from the U.S. Air Force with a combined total value of about $9.7 million. The U.S. military uses the global CSEL communication system to aid the rescue of downed…

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News Briefs January 16, 2015

Posted January 16, 2015 by

New Mexico calls out air force base in contamination case New Mexico is calling out the U.S. Air Force for missing a deadline to design and implement an interim system for cleaning up contamination from a fuel leak at a New Mexico base. The state Environment Department Jan. 15 issued a notice of violation related…

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F-35 arrival begins new era at USAFWS

Posted January 16, 2015 by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15, 2015. The F-35 Golden flew is the U.S. Air Force Weapons Schoolís first assigned F-35. A new era began at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School when…

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Boeing, Air Europa announce order for 14 787-9 Dreamliners

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Boeing and Air Europa announced Jan. 15 an order for 14 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $3.6 billion at list prices, the largest ever Boeing widebody order from a Spanish carrier. The order was booked in December 2014 and was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website. Air Europa now…

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Boeing receives orders for 336 more military rescue radios, system upgrades

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Boeing will deliver an additional 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios, and upgrade the systemís global base station network, through new orders from the U.S. Air Force with a combined total value of about $9.7 million. The U.S. military uses the global CSEL communication system to aid the rescue of downed pilots and other warfighters…

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Northrop Grumman wins ICBM ground subsystems support contract

Posted January 16, 2015 by

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract for the support of Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Ground Subsystems. Northrop Grumman is the sole award recipient for the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract that is worth $963.5 million, with an initial award value of approximately $4.4 million. The work will be performed by Northrop…

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U.S. Navy approves multi-role SM-6 for use on more ships

Posted January 16, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy authorized ships in the Aegis Combat Weapon System baselines 5.3 and 3.A.0 series to carry the Raytheon Standard Missile-6. The authorization expands the missile’s use from five ships to more than 35 ships. “SM-6 is the longest range integrated air and missile defense interceptor deployed, and its multi-role capabilities are unprecedented,” said…

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UTC announces changes to aerospace leadership, organizational structure

Posted January 16, 2015 by

United Technologies Corp. announced Jan. 15 it will streamline its aerospace organization and leadership structure to provide greater focus on serving customers. Alain Bellemare, president and CEO of UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems, has elected to leave the company at the end of the month. He will continue to serve as a consultant to UTC….

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