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Spectracom, a business of the Orolia Group, announced it has been awarded a contract to supply the U.S. Air Force Metrology Calibration Program (AFMETCAL) with precision timing and frequency test equipment over the next 5 years. Spectracom Frequency Calibrator/Analyzers will be used across several AFMETCAL projects to test and calibrate any device or system that relies on a precisely timed signal.
Boeing has received a $338.7 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to produce and launch a tenth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite. The authorization includes production, launch site activities, initial orbital operations and checkout.
Raytheon Co. and Lockheed Martin successfully completed the first launch readiness exercise for the U.S. Air Force’s next generation GPS III satellites. The team remains on schedule to achieve launch availability in 2014.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to demonstrate technologies for its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) program.
Rockwell Collins completed the first installation of the next generation ARC-210 Gen5 radio on an HH-60G Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) helicopter for the U.S. Air Force Air National Guard (ANG).
The newly-acquired $180,000 truck is guided by a Global Positioning System. Airmen from the 27th Special Operations Wing are using the truck to train aerial and ground crews in combat operations.
The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force’s next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has turned on power to the system module of the program’s first spacecraft, designated GPS III Space Vehicle One (SV-1). The milestone is a key indication the team is on track to deliver the first satellite for launch availability in 2014.
The Boeing Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals (FAB-T) wideband communications program has entered a new phase by delivering the first two engineering development models to the U.S. Air Force.
With today’s launch of the fourth GPS IIF satellite, Boeing and the U.S. Air Force continue modernizing the Global Positioning System that millions of people worldwide rely on as a navigation and timing resource.
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