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20-09-2015, 03:47 PM
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Finalmente vola il primo vero KC-46... speriamo che stavolta non mettano il cappuccino nell'impianto di alimentazione!

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26-09-2015, 02:38 PM
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Citazione:U.S. Bomber Fleet Unifies Under Eighth Air Force
Source: US Air Force; issued Sept 28, 2015

BARKSDALE AFB, Louisiana --- Two bomb wings from the U.S. Air Force's Air Combat Command ceremonially realigned to Air Force Global Strike Command's Eighth Air Force today, bringing all of the Service's bomber fleet under a single command.
The move, official Oct. 1, joins B-1B Lancers from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas' 7th Bomb Wing and Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota's 28th BW with B-52H Stratofortresses and B-2 Spirits already residing within Eighth Air Force, strengthening the U.S. Air Force's entire long range strike fleet.
"All five bomb wings and the long range strike capability they provide to our nation are stronger today as a result of this homecoming," said Maj. Gen. Richard Clark, Eighth Air Force commander.
While the transfer of authority involves 63 aircraft and approximately 7,000 personnel, most Airmen will not perceive an immediate change to the way they do business, according to the general. Instead, benefits will be realized over time as crosstalk increases and new opportunities arise for aviators and maintainers in the bomber community.
Still, as a career B-1B command pilot with more than 4,000 hours in the airframe and multiple assignments across the bomber community, Clark realizes that the transfer of commands has caused some apprehension.
"Change of any kind can be tough at first," Clark said. "However, this realignment makes practical sense and is grounded in our past as an air force."
Re-enforcing the general's point, both the 7th and 28th BWs have been assigned to the "Mighty Eighth" at several points - the first time in the late 1940s and most recently as 2002, according to Eighth Air Force Historian Lane Callaway.
At the strategic level, the consolidation will "provide a unified voice to maintain the high standards necessary in stewardship of our nation's bomber forces," according to Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James in a release announcing the move from April 2015.
In addition to the consolidation of the bomber fleet at Eighth Air Force, AFGSC is also taking lead on the Long Range Strike Bomber program from ACC and, with the arrival of Gen. Robin Rand in July, was elevated from a three to four star-led command.
Reflecting on all of these changes, Clark said, "Whether it is in the B-1, B-2, or B-52, it is a great time to be a bomber Airman. We are standing on the shoulders of giants and have great days ahead."
29-09-2015, 08:01 PM
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Citazione:Boeing Selected As Prime for EPAWSS Electronic Warfare Suite Program
Source: Boeing Co.; issued October 1, 2015

ST. LOUIS --- Boeing has been selected as the prime contractor for the U.S. Air Force’s Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS). This new electronic warfare suite will counter threats and better protect air crews. The EPAWSS program, which will upgrade existing F-15 aircraft, is valued at approximately $4 billion.
“As we look at future threats, enhanced electronic warfare is more essential than ever to improve overall survivability,” said Lt. Col. James Parslow, U.S. Air Force F-15 EPAWSS program manager, Fighter/Bombers Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. “We look forward to adding this next-generation capability to enhance the air superiority mission of the F-15.”
The new threat detection system will be installed on more than 400 F-15Es and F-15Cs, replacing the Tactical Electronic Warfare System also known as TEWS.
“Warfighters of today and tomorrow need the latest in jamming, targeting, infrared threat detection and enhanced decoy capabilities,” said Mike Gibbons, vice president, Global Strike Boeing F-15 programs. “EPAWSS will ensure the F-15 is relevant and dominant through 2040 and beyond.”
Boeing has selected BAE Systems as the subcontractor to develop EPAWSS.
02-10-2015, 05:44 PM
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che ne pensate di questa notizia ?


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14-10-2015, 10:09 PM
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Citazione:UK Rescue Squadrons to Relocate to Italy
Source: U.S. Air Forces in Europe; issued Nov 6, 2015

RAMSTEIN AB, Germany --- The U.S. Air Force announced today that the 56th and 57th Rescue Squadrons from RAF Lakenheath, UK are relocating to Aviano Air Base, Italy starting in 2017.
These squadrons of aircraft, aircrew, Guardian Angel Weapons Systems and support personnel will relocate to Aviano Air Base starting in fiscal year 2017. This includes five HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters and approximately 350 personnel in an effort to establish an enduring Personnel Recovery location within Europe.
"This relocation of our rescue airmen places them in a more strategic location to respond across Africa, Europe, and Southwest Asia," said Gen. Frank Gorenc, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander. "We always take a serious, pragmatic look at how we can most effectively meet our commitments and guarantee the shared security of the United States and our allies and partners."
The move is expected to take two to three years to complete.
During the European Infrastructure Consolidation review, programmers found excess capacity at Aviano. Part of the additional space was designated for the 56th and 57th RQSs, who deploy around the world to recover personnel from the most difficult and hostile conditions imaginable.
Construction decisions and transition milestones for the relocation will take place over the next several years.
09-11-2015, 07:27 PM
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Boeing ha rilasciato una prima immagine della sua proposta per il requisito Eagle 2040 dell'USAF.
Il programma prevede interventi strutturali per portare la vita utile delle cellule a 18000 ore, lo sviluppo di nuovi CFT (conformal fuel tanks) specifici per il ruolo aria-aria, un nuovo radar AESA derivato da quello del Raptor, piloni ridisegnati per caricare fino a 16 AIM-120D, un sistema IRST di bordo e non più in pod e un datalink nativo per comunicare direttamente con F-22 e F-35.
Opzionale sarebbe il passaggio a un sistema fly-by-wire digitale a piena autorità (derivato da quello degli F-15SA) che permetterebbe di avere due ulteriori piloni alari.

[Immagine: F-15_01.jpg]
30-12-2015, 07:50 PM
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Non si capiscono bene i costi dell'aggiornamento dell'F15C, alcune fonti danno 4B$ e altre 7.6.

Sicuramente se si analizzano azioni e dichiarazioni dell'USAF a partire dal taglio agli F22, attraverso
l'enfasi posta sulle prestazioni dell'F35 nel ruolo di caccia, fino a questo aggiornamento, un qualche dubbio sorge ....
(Questo messaggio è stato modificato l'ultima volta il: 31-12-2015, 12:36 AM da mic.)
31-12-2015, 12:32 AM
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