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The Army will approach restructuring its combat brigades carefully, in order to maintain readiness and flexibility, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel during his visit Friday to Fort Carson. “We had to restructure, by law,” he said. “The Army decided to deactivate 12 brigrades. That decision affects this base. But in the long run, this base’s […]
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The space wars are heating up. Boeing has found itself competing for the first time to keep its U.S. missile defense work, with Lockheed Martin also vying for a shot at the $10 billion government contract. The Missile Defense Agency, which has a sizeable presence at Schriever Air Force Base, will soon take bids on […]
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Boeing’s 2018 Pilot & Technician Outlook shows the demand for pilots is skyrocketing while supply is shrinking — and regional airports are likely to be hardest hit. When Alaska Airlines pulled out of the Springs last November the pilot shortage was to blame, and Colorado Springs Airport is not alone in losing routes and airlines […]
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The Air Force Academy has done it again. The school has been named the No. 1 undergraduate research and development school by the National Science Foundation. The new list ranks all schools – graduate and undergraduate – and overall, the AFA comes in at 168 overall, moving up from 175th place last year. The Air […]
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Colorado Springs-based defense contractor TechWise was awarded a contract to provide support base services at Fort Carson beginning next year. TechWise will begin as the prime contractor in the deal Jan. 1 and will “augment Garrison personnel over a three-year effort to support the mobilization, deployment, redeployment, and demobilization mission at Fort Carson,” said a news […]
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“It’s really ugly,” Hoff & Leigh principal Holly Trinidad said cheerfully, standing outside 25 Spruce St. on a recent sunny afternoon. “But wait till we finish our renovation. You won’t recognize it.” The commercial real estate agency has begun the renovation of the Spruce Street property, which is already about 50 percent leased, and Trinidad […]
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The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC has joined with the Denver Metro EDC and Front Range Airport to promote the state as a test site for unmanned aerial vehicles. Front Range Airport, which is south of Denver International Airport, is the suggested location for the testing site. Brian Binn, president of military affairs […]
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After acknowledging insourcing wasn’t working, Defense Secretary Robert Gates this week came up with roughly 20 initiatives to cut $100 billion from the Pentagon’s budget. The moves are aimed at reining in the ballooning cost of weapons systems, as well as the cost of replacing military ships and planes. The Pentagon will set goals for […]
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The board of directors for the National Museum of World War II Aviation has almost everything it needs: the land, some exhibits, an educational plan and concept drawings. Airplanes ready to go on display, and steel has been acquired to build a hangar that will serve as an education building. All it needs now is […]
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The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation launched a new web site today to better highlight how the nonprofit organization advances space-related endeavors. The new site includes easy-to-find information about Space Foundation’s programs and initiatives, and also includes more than 2,400 pages of events, news briefs, press releases and white papers. The site now inclues downloadable program […]
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SIFCO Industries is acquiring MW General Inc, which operates as General Aluminum Forgings in Colorado Springs. The company is an aerospace component supplier that provides precision aluminum materials to the commercial aerospace industry, military and to medical device companies. The transaction closed Tuesday, and specific terms were not disclosed. SIFCO is also a component supplier […]
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International security company Northrop Grumman Corp., a leading contractor in Colorado’s aerospace and defense industry, has named UCCS as one of the company’s Core University Partners. The fellowship of the two Colorado Springs mainstays, announced Tuesday during an event at UCCS, is a strategy to bolster the region’s workforce and an investment in the future […]
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