Now There’s a Flight Screening Award: We were a bit premature with our earlier report that Air Education and Training Command had awarded its initial flight-screening contract to Doss Aviation of Colorado Springs, Colo. First, the award had to clear environmental hurdles. That is done, says AETC. Doss gets to keep the 10-year $178 million contract and, for that, will evaluate Air Force candidates for pilot or combat systems officer (read our 2005 article on the new CSO here) training. Operations at the Doss primary facility in Pueblo, Colo., should begin in October.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic missile apparently fell short of expectations, but the AIr Force isn't saying how, reporting only that the test met "several of the objectives" of the test. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control recently said he company is "ready to go" to…