The Air Force has some reassurances for members of the Senate Armed Services who are rattled by DOD’s plan to drop the F136 engine. Gen. John Corley, Vice Chief of Staff, noted at a recent hearing that the Air Force fleet possesses approximately 10,300 General Electric engines and 7,800 Pratt and Whitney engines. These power everything from fighters and bombers to trainers, helicopters, and airlifters. He added that both companies have made exceptional products for the force, and that the demand for their work won’t go away any time soon. “There’s still big business out there,” Corley said.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon on March 13 fell short of a fully successful test, but the Air Force isn’t saying what went wrong with the Lockheed Martin-built hypersonic missile. The defense giant's Missiles and Fire Control division recently said the ARRW is "ready…