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U.S. Air Force chooses Tyndall AFB for new remotely piloted aircraft unit - News

November 29, 2017
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. The U.S. Air Force has selected Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City, Florida, as the preferred location to house the new MQ-9 Reaper Wing, which will consist of 24 remotely piloted aircraft (RPA).

U.S. Air Force contract offers an expedited process to battle-management programs - News

February 02, 2016
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. U.S. Air Force officials have selected five small businesses and one large business to procure, integrate, field, and support battle-management and command and control (C2) systems under the Platform Engineering and Integration for Tactical and Strategic Systems (PEITSS) contract vehicle. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract’s estimated ceiling value is $538 million.

JSTARS Recap program includes upgrades to AESA radars - News

January 28, 2016
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. The U.S. Air Force Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) is in the middle of its recapitalization program, which includes upgrading from its current radar system to the active electronically scanned array, (AESA) radar.

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.