Archive: Air Force

Air Force Mulls Path Ahead For Protecting Satellites

By Michael Sirak and Dave Ahearn The Air Force continues to grapple with how to protect its on-orbit space assets in the wake of China’s successful test of an anti-satellite weapon in January, according to senior service officials. "First [we have to] make sure we have the situational awareness," Secretary of the Air Force Michael […]

Payton: Air Force Expects First C-5 RERP Production Contract In Early 2008

By Michael Sirak The Air Force expects that the forthcoming process of recertifying the C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP) for continuation will conclude by the end of January, the service’s acquisition executive said last week. This will allow the service to sign a production contract with Lockheed Martin [LMT] to proceed with the […]

GMD Missile Defense System Succeeds In Test

By Dave Ahearn The Ground-based Midcourse missile Defense (GMD) system aced a test Friday against a long-range ballistic missile target, just as Congress is poised to decide the financial fate of plans to extend the GMD system to Europe. In the test, a target missile was sent aloft from the Kodiak Launch Complex at Kodiak, […]