This time the Air Force must modify data link equipment on F-15 fighters to enable them to continue using GBU-15 and AGM-130 weapons now that the Commerce Department has reallocated the spectrum from DOD to commercial users. Lawmakers got concerned earlier this year when they found out about spectrum reallocation issues related to the B-2 bomber. For the F-15s, the Air Force has awarded a Raytheon company $75 million to modify the equipment. Ogden Air Logistics Center in Utah is overseeing the service’s training frequency relocation program.
March 4, 2024
The Air Force has published images of an operational hypersonic Air-Launched Rapid-Response Weapon (ARRW) in Guam; a disclosure possibly meant to send a message to China but which raises questions about the future of the ARRW, which the Air Force insists it is not planning to procure in quantity.