Brig. Gen. Brett T. Williams, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general and assignment as director, operations, deputy chief of staff, operations, plans and requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
The Sky Map app from Google turns Android phones into a stargazing tool with the click of a button. And a new "time travel" feature lets you see images of the sky from the past and the future.
The words soldier and hero often are synonymous, but what about soldiers and super heroes? A new robotic exoskeleton that gives warfighters amazing strength would make even the Hulk green with envy.
University Multispectral Laboratory, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, is being awarded a potential $39 million contract modification to provide support services, which include identification, analysis, selection, testing and evaluation of solutions to warfighter requirements for command, control, communications, computer, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance/chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive sensors and sensor-related technology. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Mission Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded an $8 million contract for lightweight wide-aperture array inboard equipment and associated engineering and technical support for two Virginia-class submarines. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Company, Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $52 million contract modification for the procurement of 19 AN/APG-79 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars to be retrofitted into F/A-18E/F aircraft Lots 26-29. The AN/APG-79 AESA radar, which will replace the APG-73 radar, will provide increased air-to-air detection and track range, increased air-to-ground targeting capabilities, longer launch range for standoff weapons, enhanced capability against advanced threats, and optimized utilization of the aircraft's weapon systems contributing to the F/A-18E/F's survivability. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.