US Air Force Just Revealed a First Look at Its New Fighter Jet
The US Air Force has revealed concept art of its new fighter jet that was designed, built, and tested in secret.
Andersen Used as ‘Diplomatic Hub’ for Regional Pandemic Relief
Guam has played a part in bringing COVID-19 relief throughout the Indo-Pacific region recently.
Three Industry Teams Demonstrate Capability to Destroy Small Drones at Yuma
Three vendors demonstrated capabilities to destroy small drones using low-collateral effects interceptors at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., earlier this month as part of a bigger Pentagon effort to develop enduring systems capable of combating the growing and evolving threat, an Army official told Defense News in an April 15 interview.
PODCAST: Decision-Making at the Speed of Sound
The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies released episode 19 of its Aerospace Advantage podcast—From the F-4 to the F-35: Decision-Making at the Speed of Sound. Although generations of combat aircraft may share similarities, their abilities to harness an information advantage are vastly different. Retired Maj. Gen. Larry "Stutz" Stutzriem, Heather "Lucky" Penney, and Justin "Hasard" Lee discuss this evolution from their personal perspectives via the F-4, F-16, and F-35.
Officials Welcome Offutt Planes to Temporary Home—'Lincoln Air Force Base'
For the first time in more than five decades, Lincoln is officially home to an Air Force base—temporary as it may be.
Air Force Academy Expands Number of Guests for 2021 Graduation
Members of the Air Force Academy’s 2021 graduating class will now be able to invite up to eight guests to the academy’s May 26 graduation ceremony, according to a news release.
Air Force Academy Renaming Building After Distinguished Airman and First African American to Pilot a Spacecraft
The Air Force Academy is renaming the Consolidated Education and Training Facility after Distinguished Graduate retired Col. Frederick Gregory, Class of 1964. The CETF houses the Dean of Faculty's Astronautical Engineering and Civil Engineering laboratories, as well as the Departments of Chemistry and Biology.
A B-1B Bomber Suffered Significant Engine Damage While Deployed To Norway
The incident remains under investigation, but has already led to a squadron commander getting removed from their post.
Analysts: China’s Space Programs Are a Security Concern to the US But Not All Are Nefarious
The U.S. Intelligence Community in a report listed China’s space program as a top security concern for the United States. Some space experts and analysts criticized the report for painting China’s space program with a broad brush and failing to draw distinctions between civilian and military space pursuits.
Rockets Hit Iraqi Air Base; Two Members of Security Force Wounded
Multiple rockets hit an Iraqi air base just north of the capital Baghdad Sunday, wounding two Iraqi security forces, Iraq's news agency said.
Taiwan Says Seeking Long-Range Cruise Missiles from US
Taiwan is seeking to acquire long-range, air-launched cruise missiles from the United States, a defence official said, as the Chinese-claimed island bolsters its forces in the face of increasing pressure from Beijing.
Next DOD Counter-Drone Demo May Expand Kill Options
DOD’s joint office to counter small drones will hold a second set of industry demos and looks likely to invite new participants.
Enabling Connectivity In Air Force Hangars, Bunkers, and Flight Lines
When it comes to mission readiness, especially in U.S. Air Force hangars, bunkers, and flight lines, maintaining electronic workflows through secure and reliable connectivity is essential.
PODCAST: Why DOD Appointments Are Moving Slowly and the Fallout Quitting Afghanistan
Interesting insight and commentary on the state of Pentagon nominations by former chairman of the Defense Business Board Michael Bayer, and retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro and chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association. Then former Pentagon Comptroller Dov Zakheim, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International; and Lisa Curtis, former National Security Council senior director of south and Central Asia and now with the Center for a New American Security discuss the second-order effects of President Biden’s decision to exit Afghanistan by 9/11.
‘Stargazer’—Last Flying L-1011 Tri-Star in the World
“Stargazer” is an L-1011 commercial transport aircraft, formerly with Air Canada, modified to serve as the launch platform for Orbital’s air-launched Pegasus rocket, as well as a platform for airborne research projects.