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Dr. Donald Hoying holds a solid state module on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 29, 2017. Upgrades to missile detection radar earns civilian recognition
Dr. Donald Hoying, the radar’s program manager at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, leads a team of 50 military and government civilians and contractors who are working to upgrade these SSMs while improving the radar’s satellite, space-borne object and missile detection capabilities. In November, Hoying won the 2017 Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Outstanding Civilian Acquisition Program Manager Award for his efforts.
0 12/07
2017
A AN/TPS-75 radar rests on the back of a transport vehicle at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., July 29, 2015. The AN/TPS-75 radar is capable of providing coverage of more than 200 nautical miles in every direction and detecting aircraft as high as 95,000 ft. Following release of a contract award May 11, 2017, the radar, dating to the Vietnam War era and containing vacuum tube technology, will be replaced by Raytheon Co. built three dimensional expeditionary long-range radars by 2028.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski/Released) AFLCMC awards major long range radar contract
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here awarded the Raytheon Company a $52.6 million contract May 11, 2017, for the three-dimensional expeditionary long-range radar system.
0 5/12
2017
Maintenance personnel install mounting hardware for an APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar on a 416th Flight Test Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon in August 2015. The 416th FLTS has been conducting developmental testing on the fifth-generation Active Electronically Scanned Array fire control radar. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Okula) 416th FLTS upgrading F-16 radar
The 416th Flight Test Squadron continually conducts developmental testing to enhance the warfighting capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. One focus of the F-16 testers here is the integration and testing of a new radar as part of the F-16 Radar Modernization Program.
0 3/24
2017
Airmen from the 205th Engineering Installation Squadron, out of Oklahoma City, install a new AN/GPN-27 Airport Surveillance Radar System tower June 4, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. With coordination between the 205th EIS, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Air Force Flight Standards Agency, U.S. Air Forces Central Command and the U.S. Navy, the new radar will increase air traffic control capabilities and safety. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tiffany DeNault) Camp Lemonnier to increase air traffic safety with new radar system
The Air Force began construction on a new AN/GPN-27 Airport Surveillance Radar System tower and shelter on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, in May, with plans for it to be fully operational by August.
0 6/16
2016
The Solid State Phased Array Radar System at Clear Air Force Station, Alaska, stands under the Aurora Borealis. The system rises more than 100 feet from the Alaskan interior to provide early warning of ballistic missile attacks against the U.S. and Canada and space situational awareness. (Courtesy photo) Sentinel of space found in Alaskan wilderness
Among the bears, moose, wolves and wolverines of Alaska's interior is a silent sentinel of space -- Clear Air Force Station. Its personnel keep an eye on things above for the sake of tactical warning of ballistic missile attacks against the U.S. and Canada and space situational awareness.
0 3/16
2016
Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hoover, a Combat Shield crew leader assigned to the 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, monitors a USM-642 Raven signal generator during Combat Shield, Oct. 20, 2015, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Hoover used the USM-642 to simulate real-world radar emissions and test the sensitivity of the threat detection systems of an F-15E Strike Eagle. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Aaron J. Jenne) Combat Shield ensures Strike Eagles ready for war
Electronic warfare Airmen tested the radar capabilities of fighter aircraft to see if equipment is battle ready as part of the Combat Shield program from Oct. 19-23.
0 11/02
2015
A Battle Management program to improve the reliability and maintainability of Air Force long-range radar systems recently reached full operational capability. The AN/FPS-117 is a 3-D radar system that provides advanced warning and air traffic surveillance and an example of the radar system in Alaska is shown above. (Courtesy photo) Radar upgrades ensure situation awareness
A Battle Management program to improve Air Force long-range radar systems recently reached full operational capability when all long-range sites were certified and deemed effective.
1 10/21
2015
The Indian Mountain long-range radar site is one of many sites with a mission is to track aircraft in Alaska's airspace and along Alaska's borders for unauthorized aircraft. The sites aid in the ongoing defense of U.S. airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kyle Johnson) Securing Alaska’s airspace: Radar sites work around the clock
All around Alaska and out into the Pacific, little white domes dot the mountainside, coastlines and islands -- the only tangible evidence of America's invisible armor.
0 8/03
2015
Senior Airman Joseph Fletcher and Airman 1st Class Christopher Kelly inspect a TPS-75 radar March 13, 2012, in Southwest Asia. The radar site contributes to the overall picture that the operators see inside an operations center. Fletcher and Kelly are radar maintenance technicians with the 71st Expeditionary Air Control Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon) 3-D long-range radar contract awarded
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's (LCMC) Theater Battle Control Division awarded a contract to the Raytheon Company for the service's next generation of long-range radars Oct. 6.
0 10/07
2014
The first 389th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle received a Radar Modernization Program upgrade at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho in June. The new radar system is designed to retain functionality of the old legacy radar system while providing expanded mission employment capabilities. (Original photo/Jamie Hunter, U.S. Air Force graphic/Tech. Sgt. Samuel Morse) F-15E takes first flight with new radar system
The first 389th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle received a Radar Modernization Program upgrade at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho in June. The new radar system is designed to retain functionality of the old legacy radar system while providing expanded mission employment capabilities.
0 7/17
2014
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