U.S. Air Force

The Atomic Bombs Dropped on Japan Took Off from Tinian. Now Irving-Based Fluor Is Getting $409M To Help Make It a Stronghold Again

by | Apr 12, 2024
Nearly 80 years after two B-29s took off from Tinian and hastened the end of World War II, geopolitical tensions have put the island—part of a U.S. territory—back on the radar of U.S. Air Force strategic planning.
Full Throttle: North Texas Rocket Company Firehawk Awarded Air Force Backing for Breakthrough Tech
Firehawk Aerospace Co-Founder and CEO Will Edwards says he aims to build "the next great American defense company. And we're doing this by building rocket motors." Using 3D-printed solid rocket fuel to provide a safer, more cost-effective approach to launching payloads, Firehawk is powering forward from its Addison facility, its Midland test site, and a new launch range where its systems will take flight.
QualiZeal Names Industry Leader to Its Business Advisory Board
by | Dec 22, 2023

Industry veteran Walter Carter has been added to the business advisory board of Irving-based QualiZeal Inc., an independent digital quality engineering services company.

The company said his addition is a strategic move aimed at leveraging Carter’s transformative leadership experience in the banking and financial sector as QualiZeal fortifies its position as a leader in the digital transformation landscape....

Collins Aerospace Awarded $36M USAF Contract to Develop Beyond-Line-Of-Sight Satellite Communications Pod
by | Aug 14, 2023
Collins, which has a Richardson-based secure communications division, will develop the pod with capability to connect with commercial and military satellites in low, medium, and geostationary orbits. The pod's goal: to enhance situational awareness and enable faster, better decisions "across the battlespace."
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Jaunt Air Mobility Lands New Investors to Help Air Taxis Take Flight

by | Apr 5, 2022
The new investors include Calin Rovinescu, former president and CEO of Air Canada, and Mitch Garber, minority owner of the NHL's Seattle Kraken. “eVTOL air taxis is an obvious next-gen hyper-growth area,” Garber said, calling them a way to change "how we move and facilitate a greener efficient global economy.”
North Texas’ Qarbon Aerospace Will Assemble LIFT’s HEXA Flying Cars
by | Jun 21, 2021
Qarbon will perform the complete system integration and assembly for HEXA eVTOL aircraft, which are designed for both recreational and military use—from flying car "entertainment experiences" over San Francisco Bay to air ambulance rescues by the U.S. Air Force.
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‘The Future of Air Force Training is Here’: L3Harris Tech-Led Team Will Help Transform USAF Flight Simulator Training
by | Sep 24, 2020
L3Harris Technologies, a global aerospace and defense technology innovator based in Arlington, will lead a team to transform the U.S. Air Force’s flight simulator training that's used to develop highly skilled air crews.