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  • Directorate leads KC-135 upgrade for Turkish Air Force

    The upgrade, termed “Block 45,” completely remodeled the inside of the Turkish KC-135R Stratotanker’s flight deck, with new liquid crystal displays, radio altimeter, computer module updates, autopilot, and a digital flight director, replacing approximately 63 parts to include analog instruments which are considered high-maintenance or obsolete altogether.
  • Behind the scenes of foreign military sales: AFSAC helps international partners overcome airpower supply shortages

    Recently, AFSAC worked with a key international partner nation to clear more than a dozen Not Mission Capable Supply cases which inhibited the foreign partner’s aircraft from performing identified missions. When an NMCS code appears for a country’s weapon system, the weapon system is not capable of performing its assigned missions due to lack of critical parts.
  • CSAF visits Tinker AFB, shares ‘Accelerate Change or Lose’ approach

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., and his spouse, Sharene, visited Tinker Air Force Base, learning the installation’s diverse mission and meeting with Airmen.
  • Female body armor secures Hanscom AFB defenders

    The recently-developed armor is a lighter weight than previous editions and features a curved chest plate and shorter torso size. An adjustable corset tightens to fit the wearer, distinguishing it from a one-size-fits-all piece of equipment.
  • AFLCMC Focus Week returns July 26-30

    Dozens of courses are available, ranging from career and functional area-specific training, coaching, seminars, and personal development classes. Focus Week also provides an opportunity to earn continuous learning points.
  • Hanscom AFB team demos data sharing technology

    The Tactical Data Link Enhancements Team, formed through a partnership between the Aerial Networks Division, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory, a federally funded research and development center, traveled to Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, to test out their new Heimdall tactical data link system.
  • UIPE protective gear completes ground compatibility testing

    A joint military test team recently conducted ongoing developmental and operational testing of the Uniform Integrated Protective Ensemble Air 2 Piece Under Garment at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Air Force releases Bridge Tanker Sources Sought Announcement

    The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center issued a Sources Sought Announcement for the Bridge Tanker Program to determine the number of qualified, interested companies capable of providing solutions for the planned, non-developmental tanker recapitalization program.
  • Acting SecAF visits Robins AFB

    Acting Secretary of the Air Force John P. Roth visited Robins Air Force Base May 10-11 to receive briefs on the base’s depot maintenance operations and Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, along with meeting with Robins AFB Airmen and Middle Georgia community leaders.
  • First B-1Bs resume flight operations

    The first B-1B Lancers resumed flight operations May 3 following a safety stand-down issued April 20 by Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander. Individual B-1B aircraft will return to flight as inspections and maintenance directed during the stand-down are completed on each aircraft.
  • 609th AOC optimizes ATO production, first to use KRADOS operationally

    U.S. Air Forces Central’s 609th Air Operations Center made history this week when it became the first AOC to operationally utilize the Kessel Run All Domain Operations Suite to plan and execute the Master Air Attack Plan.
  • Air Force receives first F-15EX

    The U.S. Air Force officially accepted the first F-15EX from the Boeing Co. March 10 at the company’s St. Louis facility.
  • VCSAF meets with accelerators of change in Boston

    Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin arrived at Logan International Airport on Monday and stepped off the aircraft with an extra sense of urgency. His flight wasn’t late, nor was he running behind schedule for his meeting in downtown Boston. Allvin’s deliberate stride was appropriate to the stark reality the Air Force faces — the pacing threat China poses to U.S. national defense.
  • Hanscom AFB test workshop shifts focus to cybersecurity

    The event will be part of a quarterly series of workshops offered by the detachment, each with a different theme. This quarter’s theme is cybersecurity.
  • AFLCMC Virtual Focus Week returns Jan. 25-29

    Focus Week is an opportunity for personnel to complete mandatory and discretionary leadership and acquisition training and earn continuous learning points.
  • Morris highlights IT infrastructure, digital engineering, software development

    During the annual “State of the Center” address Jan. 13, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander discussed overcoming challenges during the pandemic, detailed the center’s investments in critical information technology infrastructure, and provided thoughts on the future of the center.
  • AFLCMC team explores supersonic executive transport

    On the latest episode of AFLCMC’s Leadership Log podcast, Britton spoke about industry efforts underway now that could reduce flight times by 50% or more.
  • gatewayONE and attritableONE test moves joint force one step closer to “IoT.mil,” demonstrates F-22, F-35 first secure bi-directional data sharing

    This test was the latest demonstration of the transformative warfighting impact of the open architecture underpinning the Advanced Battle Management System.
  • CBM+ redefines aircraft maintenance

    In a recent episode of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Leadership Log podcast, Chris Damani, CBM+ Program Office chief, described CBM+ as a new sustainment paradigm that is transforming the way the Air Force sustains its fleet. The central element is leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to turn sustainment data into valuable knowledge that puts the Air Force in control of their sustainment and logistics operations.
  • AFLCMC delivers final F-15SA to Royal Saudi Air Force

    The final F-15SA advanced fighter aircraft were delivered Dec. 10 to the Royal Saudi Air Force – a key milestone supporting the National Defense Strategy imperative to strengthen alliances and attract new partners.
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