KC-X RFP Target is Feb. 23

In a pre-solicitation notice issued this week, Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, said it would release the final request for proposals in the KC-X tanker replacement program not earlier than Feb. 23. ASC also said the contract would...

And From Alabama

As the release date approaches for the final request for proposals in the KC-X tanker competition (see above, KC-X RFP Target is Feb. 23), Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) has partially released the hold he put on White House nominees, now...

Stepping Up

Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), as the most senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, likely will replace Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), who died Monday, as the head of the panel. The Hill reports that Dicks would be acting panel...

WGS-4 Work Progresses

According to a Feb. 10 release from Boeing, the company in late December passed a key milestone when it successfully integrated the satellite bus and payload module for the fourth of six Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft Boeing is manufacturing. The...

Munitions Unit Decertified

Air Force Materiel Command announced Feb. 9 that the 898th Munitions Squadron at Kirtland AFB, N.M., had been decertified—suspended from conducting its usual nuclear weapons maintenance activities—on Jan. 27. Brig. Gen. Everett Thomas, head of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons...

Georgia ALS Works on 200th C-17

The Sun News reports that Air Force and Boeing officials gathered Tuesday for a ceremony to recognize that the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Georgia had completed depot maintenance on 200 C-17 airlifters. USAF first fielded the newest of...

Joining the Virtual Training World

Boeing last fall connected the F-22 Mission Training Center at Langley AFB, Va., to USAF’s Distributed Mission Operations Network, according to a Feb. 4 release, making it possible for Langley F-22 pilots to train in the virtual world with pilots...

RAF Officer Marks RPA First

Royal Air Force Maj. Adele Stratton is concluding her assignment as the first exchange officer with the 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Creech AFB, Nev., USAF’s remotely piloted aircraft operations central, where she has worked as the unit’s assistant...

Air Sorties in SWA, 020710

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, Feb. 7, 2010 Sortie Type OIF OEF OIF/OEF Total YTD ISR 33 10 43 2,072 CAS/Armed Recon 20 14 34 3,277 Airlift 130 130 5,972 Air refueling 34 34 1,582 Total 241 12,903 OIF=Operation Iraqi...