Lockheed Martin and EADS Astrium recently concluded they could work together to ensure interoperability between the US Global Positioning System III satellites and the European Galileo navigation satellite program. The two companies will perform systems engineering and technical assistance tasks for each other covering interoperability, integrity, and optimization of joint constellation performance. They also plan to offer reciprocal bids on hardware and software within policy and export constraints.
Three B-1B Lancers from the 7th Bomb Wing flew over the Indo-Pacific alongside F-16s from the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force as part of a joint large force exercise. The mission began and ended in the continental U.S. The bombers flew 31 hours and landed Jan. 11.