The Air Force's Virtual Reality Fighter Training Is Working Best for 5th-Gen Pilots
The Air Force is finding that experimental virtual reality fighter pilot training is working best for students who want to fly the service's most advanced stealth platforms -- though leaders are not exactly sure why.
PODCAST: Fear the Reaper: MQ-9 Operations Today and Tomorrow
The AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies released episode 15 of its Aerospace Advantage podcast: Fear the Reaper: MQ-9 Operations Today and Tomorrow. The MQ-9 Reaper, its mission enterprise, and the people who operate it have fundamentally transformed what it means to fly and fight. Join us for a conversation with those who fly this legendary aircraft and the experts who designed, built, and sustain it.
Space Force to Launch Fifth SBIRS Satellite in May
A $1.6 billion Space Based Infrared System satellite arrived at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla. The satellite, made by Lockheed Martin, is scheduled to launch May 17 on a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, the U.S. Space Force announced March 24.
Air Force Wants White Papers for $975M Cyber Program
The Air Force has put out a call for white papers from industry to help the service branch further put together a contract for developing and transitioning future cybersecurity technologies into warfighting capabilities. Submissions are due to the Air Force Research Laboratory on April 5 regarding white papers focused on the current fiscal year. AFRL will continue to take in white papers every end of September for fiscal years 2022 through 2025, the Air Force said in a broad agency announcement.
US Military Conducted 2 Dozen Cyber Operations to Head Off 2020 Election Meddling
In the run up to the 2020 presidential election, U.S. Cyber Command conducted over two dozen missions to block foreign adversaries’ efforts to undermine voting integrity, the commander told senators on March 25.
Air Force Seeks 'Ubiquitous Connectivity' From Telework to Bases
The Air Force is launching a scorecard to help steer base modernization efforts. Lauren Knausenberger, the Air Force's CIO, said since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the service had increased focus on telework and improving base connectivity to make warfighters' work more seamless.
DOD Cloud Exchange
The Department of the Air Force is working with the military as a whole to make weapons systems more interconnected and receptive to data inputs. Now it’s working on a strategy to make it even more of a reality.
Space Force Begins Loaning Anti-Jamming GPS Tech to Allies
The U.S. Space Force created a three-year arrangement for allies to borrow and test equipment for navigation that uses a new GPS signal that is difficult to jam or spoof.
See the Space Force's 1st Small Rocket Launch of 2021 in These Photos
The U.S. Space Force launched its first small rocket flight of 2021 this month in a science experiment that dumped a bit of water vapor into the Earth's upper atmosphere.