U.S. Air Force
Washington, DC 20330-1670 www.af.mil
Sensor from Collins Aerospace flies initial operational mission on RQ-4B Global Hawk UAS - NewsSeptember 20, 2021
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Collins Aerospace reports that the U.S. Air Force (USAF) recently completed its first RQ-4B Global Hawk Block 30 unmanned aerial system (UAS) operational mission carrying the Collins Aerospace MS-177 multi-spectral imaging (MSI) sensor.
Cyberspace and IT support pact worth $600 million signed between USAF Central Command and Trace Systems - NewsSeptember 16, 2021
VIENNA, Va. Cybersecurity and communications firm Trace Systems won a single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract worth $600 million to provide the United States Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT) deployed missions in the continental U.S. and Southwest Asia with communications and information technology systems, integration, installation, and operations and maintenance support.
Sensors for U-2 planes from Collins Aerospace get nod from U.S. Air Force - NewsSeptember 08, 2021
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Collins Aerospace has won an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) sustainment contract for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) U-2 reconnaissance aircraft program with a ceiling value of $493 million to support the USAF’s installed U-2 electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensors.
Hypersonics program between U.S. & Australia moves forward - NewsSeptember 07, 2021
WASHINGTON. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) made progress on the joint U.S.-Australia effort to develop an air-breathing hypersonic cruise missile, with the USAF issuing round-two contract options to Boeing and Lockheed Martin as the next step of the so-called Southern Cross Integrated Flight Research Experiment (SCIFiRE), and an additional separate contract with Raytheon.
Air Force, Special Forces competition chooses JetPack Aviation to compete in VTOL challenge - NewsAugust 11, 2021
VENTURA, Calif. JetPack Aviation announced that its Speeder VTOL [vertical takeoff and landing] platform was chosen by the AFWERX High Speed VTOL (HSVTOL) Concept Challenge -- launched in partnership with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) -- which is aimed at fielding research, development, and testing, and procurement contracts to produce aircraft for the USAF.
Hypersonic aircraft and propulsion in development with Air Force and Hermeus - NewsAugust 06, 2021
ATLANTA, Ga. The U.S. Air Force is investing in the Hermeus Corporation, a United States-based aerospace company, via a $60 million jointly funded contract intended to accelerate the development of hypersonic aircraft and propulsion systems.
Hypersonic flight test ends with rocket motor failure - NewsAugust 02, 2021
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. The U.S. Air Force conducted its second AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) booster flight test. Officials claim that it did not meet all flight objectives, but that the test did demonstrate several first-time events as the program continues to track toward fielding a hypersonic capability in the early 2020s.