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EW suite upgrade on F-15E Strike Eagle is put through its paces in major test - News

November 23, 2020

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. The Eagle Passive/Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS), the updated new radar warning and electronic warfare (EW) suite for the U.S. Air Force’s F-15E Strike Eagle, is one step closer to becoming operational in the F-15E fleet after a recent large force test event, dubbed the Large Force Test Event (LFTE) 20.03.


Laser research contract for USAF awarded to Leidos - News

November 12, 2020

RESTON, Va. Engineering research company Leidos has won a contract worth $10.3 million from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for what the AFRL calls the Pulsed and Continuous Wave Innovation for Integration and Effects Research (PACIFIER) project. 


Algorithm and software maturation among goals of Peraton JADC2 contract - News

November 09, 2020

HERNDON, Va. Peraton has won a $950 million ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the maturation, demonstration, and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, modern software, and algorithm development in order to enable Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2).


B-1B Lancer system to undergo redesign including radiation hardening - News

October 27, 2020

SAN ANTONIO, Texas. The U.S. Air Force awarded Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) a $12 million contract to redesign a B-1B Lancer system with the intent to extend the aircraft’s service life.


Kubernetes open-source system leveraged on U-2 Dragon Lady - News

October 09, 2020

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. The U-2 Federal Laboratory has leveraged Kubernetes during a local training sortie on a U-2 Dragon Lady assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base. This represents the first time Kubernetes has flown on an operational major weapon system in the Department of Defense (DoD).


Virtual- and augmented-reality USAF training contract worth $59 million awarded to Mass Virtual - News

October 08, 2020

ORLANDO. Software company Mass Virtual has won a five-year, $59 million contract to provide virtual training in partnership with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Integrated Technology Platform (ITP); first orders totaling $8.1 million are scheduled to be completed by end of FY 2021. 


Integrated Battle Station cockpit modifications completed on B-1B fleet - News

September 29, 2020

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla.The U.S. Air Force has announced the completion of the Integrated Battle Station (IBS) on the B-1B Lancer fleet. The eight-year project has been completed earlier than anticipated, and 60 aircraft went through the modification process that began in late 2012.