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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. The first Boeing T-7A Red Hawk military trainer successfully arrived at Edwards Air Force Base on November 8, a move that kicks off the U.S. Air Force developmental flight-test campaign for the aircraft. When all tests are completed, the T-7A is intended to be the replacement pilot-training capability for the T-38 Talon, which was first fielded in the early 1960s.
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. The U.S. Air Force's 52nd Combat Communications Squadron (CBCS), based at Robins Air Force base, is beta-testing two new deployable tactical-communications kits: the Agile Communications Package (ACP) and the Fly-Away Communications Terminal (FACT).
BOZEMAN, Mont. Defense-technology company Reveal Technology won a U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant totaling $749,000 for research, development, testing, and evaluation of Reveal's Farsight platform.
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. U.S. Air Force personnel recently assembled at Eglin Air Force Base to take delivery of the ALIA electric aircraft from electric/aerospace company BETA Technologies, which partnered with the Air Force's AFWERX directorate to develop one of several zero-emission aircraft for the U.S. military.
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Florida. The C-130H Hercules fleet used by the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command has begun transitioning from analog to digital, as the service embarks on the Avionics Modernization Program Increment 2 (AMP Inc 2), a move the Air Force calls a "significant improvement" to the almost 60-year-old aircraft’s avionics and navigation systems.
PALMDALE, Calif. Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force (USAF) report a successful demonstration of Northrop's integrated airborne mission transfer (IAMT) system with the B-2 "Spirit" stealth aircraft, performed recently at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, the B-2's home base.
SAN JUAN, P.R. Uncrewed aerial system (UAS) company Red Cat announced that its Teal Drones subsidiary received a purchase order worth $2.6 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to supply a quantity of its small UAS (sUAS) to the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), a DoD combat support agency.