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U.S. Air Force News

  • Grand Forks AFB to lead future ISR missions

    The Department of the Air Force announced today it will conduct infrastructure planning in 2022 for construction and renovation projects at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, projected to begin in 2023.

  • Fueling ACE operations from afar

    Airmen from across two U.S. Air Force major commands are working together over the next few weeks in order to practice dynamic force employment operations.

  • Flying Jennies train in Alaska

    Working with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Airborne, 25th Infantry Division, the 815th AS provided airlift for more than 1,300 paratroopers for three days, as well as airdrops for heavy equipment on the fourth day, during a training exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

  • MQ-9 Agile Combat Employment: A big step closer to reality

    The 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron proved the MQ-9 Reaper’s Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability (ATLC) is ready as of July 8, enabling crews to divert to airfields without traditional launch and recovery infrastructure or personnel.

  • 48th FW conducts ACE exercise

    Four F-15E Strike Eagles and a 14-Airmen maintenance team with limited support equipment participated in a simulated deployment to a forward-operating base on the north side of the RAF Lakenheath airfield.

  • AFCEC begins rollout of high-tech EOD robots to installations

    Over the next 16-18 months, AFCEC will deliver 333 high-tech robots to every EOD flight Air Force-wide, said Master Sgt. Justin Frewin, AFCEC EOD equipment program manager. Each active-duty, Guard and Reserve flight will receive 3-5 robots.

  • ABMS signs more companies post onramp

    This most recent selections – the fourth round announced in as many months – support an ABMS acquisition strategy that spurs competition from a variety of traditional defense as well as commercial-focused sources and streamlines the contracting process to produce capability in roughly four month

  • Program Office awards $7.4 billion ceiling MQ-9 Reaper contract

    In an effort to field MQ-9 Reapers faster and meet an increasing operational demand for the aircraft, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s MQ-9 Program Office awarded a $7.4 billion ceiling Agile Reaper Enterprise Solution (ARES) contract to General Atomics Sept. 17.

  • Experiment enhances C-130’s competitive edge against CBRN threat

    The vapor purge tests look to determine how long it takes for a chemical contaminant, such as tear gas, to purge itself from an aircraft as well as potential best practices to reduce the amount of chemical particles in the air in the most efficient way possible.

  • DAF awards contract for first lot of F-15EX fighter aircraft

    The contract, awarded to Boeing, provides for the design, development, integration, manufacturing, test, verification, certification, delivery, sustainment and modification of F-15EX aircraft, including spares, support equipment, training materials, technical data and technical support.

  • Jolly Green II, Apache complete joint test mission

    The two aircraft landed at Eglin AFB completing their first flight and combined test mission together. The Apache, from Redstone Army Test Center, Alabama, flew in for system testing with the HH-60W.

  • DAF ACT contracting executes N95 mask production for DoD

    The Department of the Air Force’s Acquisition COVID-19 Task Force (DAF-ACT) executed a $126 million contract on May 1 for expanded production of N95 masks—26 million per month—starting in October. The contract, awarded to 3M, will increase the supply chain of N95 masks and resupply the Strategic

  • AFCAP V increases field assistance

    If needed, the Air Force Contract Augmentation Program is standing by to support COVID-19 response for the Air Force or any federal government entity supporting National Command Authority objectives.