Tag Archives: U.S. Air Force

Northrop Grumman Awarded $13.3 Billion Contract to Replace U.S. Air Force’s Aging ICBM System

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) was selected by the U.S. Air Force to modernize the nation’s aging intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system under a $13.3 billion contract awarded today for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center announced …

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SRC Awarded Two U.S. Air Force Contracts

SRC, Inc., has been awarded a $950,000,000 ceiling Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract for the maturation, demonstration and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, modern software and algorithm development in order to enable Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2). This contract is part of a multiple …

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Under Control: U.S. Air Force’s SBIRS GEO Flight-4 Missile Warning Satellite Responding to Commands

Satellites’ accuracy and sensitivity for detecting infrared targets significantly exceed specifications. The U.S. Air Force’s 460th Space Wing is now “talking” with the fourth Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite after its successful launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, earlier this evening. The Lockheed Martin …

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SBIRS Missile Warning Satellite Responding to Ground Control

After a successful evening launch, the third U.S. Air Force Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO satellite is now responding to commands as planned, approximately 37 minutes after lift-off. Built by Lockheed Martin, SBIRS GEO Flight 3 is equipped with powerful scanning and staring sensors that collect and transmit infrared …

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