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Air Force approves production of B-61-12 nuclear bomb tail-fin kits

Air Force approves production of B-61-12 nuclear bomb tail-fin kits

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Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center received approval to enter the production phase for the B61-12 nuclear bomb's upgraded tail-fin assembly. The new phase, approved in late October, will involve testing that will more closely match operational conditions, the Air Force said in a news release this week. It follows nearly a year of testing with a perfect record on 31 dummy drops, according to the Air Force. "The flight tests demonstrated the system works very well in its intended environment," AFNWC material leader said Col. Paul Rounsavall said in a statement. "This development effort brought the first-ever digital interface to the B61 family of weapons and demonstrated the B61-12 TKA's compatibility with the Air Force's B-2 and F-15 aircraft." The program falls under the...
Tyndall Air Force Base on path toward normalcy post-hurricane

Tyndall Air Force Base on path toward normalcy post-hurricane

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Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Nearly two months after Hurricane Michael rocked the Florida Panhandle, Tyndall Air Force Base is on the path toward resuming normal operations, officials said. Some 90 percent of debris has been removed and assessors have determined 20 percent of the base's facilities need to be demolished, 325th Fighter Wing Vice Cmdr. Jefferson Hawkins told the Panama City News-Herald newspaper. "The base is actually doing really well," Hawkins said. "We've got a lot of assets that the community doesn't have, which is unfortunate for the community." Rebuilding the decrepit facilities, however, will likely take up to five years, Hawkins said. Most airmen will return to the base on Dec. 10 and that they will "work at full capacity." Before the storm hit in October, the base contained mor...
Air Force taps Rockwell for jam-resistant GPS navigation systems

Air Force taps Rockwell for jam-resistant GPS navigation systems

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Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has selected Rockwell Collins to provide the Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver for Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve F-16 fighter aircraft. The DIGAR is designed to prevent jamming of GPS signals, providing more reliable and electromagnetic radiation resistant navigation systems for aircraft. This procurement will mark the first time combat aircraft have been equipped with DIGAR. "As enemies continue to find new ways to affect the ability to navigate, the latest DIGAR will provide the highest level of protection available so our warfighters can execute missions with precision and accuracy," Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager, Communication, Navigation & Electronic Warfare Solutions for Rockwell Collins, said in a press release. DIGAR can ...
NLCS: Brewers hold off Dodgers, force Game 7

NLCS: Brewers hold off Dodgers, force Game 7

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Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The Milwaukee Brewers didn't allow any champagne showers to occur on Friday night in the visiting locker room of Miller Park, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 to force a deciding Game 7. The Brewers' bullpen once again flashed its dominance in preserving an early 5-1 lead after two innings. Milwaukee starting pitcher Wade Miley threw 4 1/3 innings and allowed two earned runs on five hits with four strikeouts and two walks before being pulled. Corey Knebel, Jeremy Jeffress and Corbin Burnes, with the latter closing out the game in the ninth, combined for five strikeouts and didn't allow a single hit in relief of Miley. Dodgers first baseman David Freese led off the game with a solo home run in the first inning to give Los Angeles its only lead of the night. Milwaukee...
Air Force awards contract to M1 for T-38 maintenance

Air Force awards contract to M1 for T-38 maintenance

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Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $ 23.4 million contract modification to M1 Support Services for maintenance on T-38 training aircraft. M1 Support Services, out of Denton, Texas, will specifically conduct intermediate and organizational maintenance on aircraft for Air Combat Command, Air Force Materiel Command and Air Force Global Strike Command, the Department of Defense said in a release. It will conduct work at a number of Air Force bases, with a Sept. 30, 2019, target date for completion. The Defense Department is obligating $ 23.4 million in fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds at the time of the award. The Air Force is in the midst of replacing its T-38C trainers at undergraduate pilot training bases with Advanced Pilot Trainers, known as T-X aircraft, but t...