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USAF Propulsion Flight Moves Towards Innovation
Airmen at the 52nd Maintenance Squadron propulsion flight keeps the flying mission going for Spangdahlem Air Base, Aviano Air Base, and various operations around the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. They are the sole F110 centralized repair facility in all of U.S. Air Forces in Europe -Air Forces Africa major command.
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A rainbow arches above the phased-array radar system at Ballistic Missile Early Warning System – I, at Thule Air Base, Greenland. The site is operated by the 12th Space Warning Squadron, a geographically separated unit of the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., awarded a $40 million contract Dec., 2016 to Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems to upgrade hardware and software at the site. (Courtesy Photo) $40 million upgrade for Thule radar unifies missile shield sites
The Air Force awarded Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems a $40 million contract to modify the Upgraded Early Warning Radar station on Thule Air Base, Greenland, in December 2016. Processor and software modifications reduce the amount of equipment required to operate the radar, which reduces energy consumption and sustainment costs over the long-term. The Air Force plans to complete all current modifications by 2020.
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