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U.S. communications terminal becomes operational in Qatar - News

January 22, 2016
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar. At the Udeid Air Base in Qatar, the first fully funded modernization enterprise terminal (MET) outside the U.S. is now operational. Costing $15 million, MET provides secure communications capabilities that include voice, video, and data services. The terminal links service members in the U.S. Central Command area with military leaders around the world.

U.S. Air Force's GPS IIF-11 satellite launches to join GPS network - News

November 02, 2015
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. Officials at United Launch Alliance announce the launch of the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-11 satellite for the U.S. Air Force.

Squadron at Edwards base prepares for flight test with AESA radar upgrade - News

September 15, 2015
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. The 416th Flight Test Squadron is preparing to conduct a flight test of the Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar as part of the F-16 Radar Modernization Program(RMP) from September 2015 through August 2016.

IFF AN/UPX-40 system is installed into E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft - News

August 04, 2015
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. The Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) Next Generation Identification Friend or Foe (NGIFF) program office has completed the first installation of the AN/UPX-40 system on an operational AWACS aircraft at Tinker AFB, Okla.The Identification Friend of Foe (IFF) system retains legacy capabilities, but includes Mode 5 Interrogation enhancements.

C-17 training network complete with final delivery to U.S. Air Force - News

June 23, 2015
ST. LOUIS. The U.S. Air Force received the 28th C-17 Globemaster III aircrew simulator at Shepherd Field Air National Guard Base in Martinsburg, W. Va. With Boeing delivering this final training simulator, the U.S. Air Force completes their goal of having a national system for C-17 training.

Air Force/Boeing EMP weapon moving forward - Other

June 12, 2015
The U.S. Air Force's confirmation that they and Boeing are developing the Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP), an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) weapon, that essentially uses microwave energy to render useless all electronics in its "blast" area without causing structural damage, trended all over the Internet last month including a story we posted three years ago on

U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy complete testing of Air-to-Air Missile - News

April 20, 2015
TUCSON, Ariz. U.S. Air Force completes operational testing for the Advance Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), the AIM-120D. Following suit, the U.S. Navy finished its initial operational capability (IOC) on the missile.