Rumored cuts to the F-35 from the fiscal 2025 defense budget—six from Air Force plans—would not be offset by recent Foreign Military Sales, and will disrupt ongoing Lot 19 negotiations, Pentagon and industry sources said.
Five months after the Space Force made history by launching a satellite just 27 hours after receiving orders, the mission is over and the spacecraft is out of orbit, the service announced this week. The effort, dubbed Victus Nox, broke records for the Space Force by building, delivering, launching, and…
The Space Force is making progress on its plan with the National Reconnaissance Office to enable space-based targeting and replace legacy Air Force aircraft, multiple senior leaders said at the AFA Warfare Symposium.
HASC writes a letter to Biden to allocate resources for FY25 Department of Defense Budget to enhance the quality of life for service members.
Changes are coming this year for Airmen taking professional military education (PME) distance learning courses. Closer interactions with facilitators, a revised capstone course, and more feedback on test performance are meant to improve the overall experience for distance learning students, who often include members of the Air National Guard.
A U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber flew alongside three Philippine FA-50 fighters during a patrol over the South China Sea in the Philippines’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on Feb. 19.
As he closes out his term as the head of Air Mobility Command, Gen. Mike Minihan is laser-focused on the connectivity of his aircraft. “The solution right now is we operate the airplane in the same way our grandparents did,” Minihan said in an interview with Air & Space Forces…
Feb. 20, 2024
A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper was shot down off the coast of Yemen, defense officials said Feb. 20. “Initial indications are that it was shot down by a Houthi surface-to-air missile,” Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh told reporters. It was the second time that an Air Force MQ-9…
Negotiations on the Air Force's purchase of two E-7 Wedgetail air battle management aircraft have hit bumps over cybersecurity and USAF-specific capabilities, service and industry officials said.