Tag Archives: Air Force

Orbital presses U.S. lawmakers to end ban on retired missiles

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Orbital ATK is pressing U.S. lawmakers to end a 20-year ban on using decommissioned intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) for launching commercial satellites…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Shift in U.S. sanctions could ground Russian rocket engines: general

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Air Force would ground the Russian-built RD-180 engines that power its Atlas 5 rockets if a U.S. government review determines that several…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Pentagon chief pledges $1 billion boost for U.S. Air Force training

By Andrea Shalal NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (Reuters) – The Pentagon's fiscal 2017 budget will propose a $1 billion boost in spending on advanced training for the U.S. Air…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Aerojet wins U.S. contract to set standard for 3-D printed rocket engines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc on Tuesday said it has won a $6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to define the standards that will be used…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Lockheed wins more than $1 billion contract for C-130J aircraft

(Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a contract worth more than $1 billion for 32 C-130J aircraft, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The work is expected to be…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Raytheon's GPS control system is 'a disaster': U.S. Air Force general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General John Hyten, commander of Air Force Space Command, on Tuesday called Raytheon Co's work on a new ground control system for GPS satellites "a disaster," &…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
RD180_ULA-869x485-869x485.jpg

U.S. Air Force official sees issues with space launch priorities

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States could struggle to promote competition in its space launch program while moreover maintaining two independent ways to launch satellites & ending…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
northrop-protests-us-air-force-radar-award-to-raytheon.jpg

U.S. Air Force leaders defends bomber competition process

DUBAI (Reuters) – U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James on Tuesday defended the process used to select Northrop Grumman Corp to build the next-generation U.S. bomber, saying it was "very…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
0.jpg

F-35 Fighter Jet Blasts Through 1st-Ever Airborne Gun Test

A secret door opens up. A trigger is pulled. A four-barrel machine gun blasts a spray of rounds into midair. This is what it looks like when an F-35 Lightning…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
GTY_palomares_02_mm_151019._16x9_992.jpg

Half-Century Later, US Promises to Clean Up Spanish Nuke Accident

The U.S. & Spain announced their intention today to work to once-and-for-all “remediate” a coastal region of Spain, just shy of 50 years after the U.S. Air Force accidentally dropped…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS