While military pilots are getting the first acknowledgment that they are at higher risk of certain types of cancers, they still don’t know why, whether it’s something in the cockpits or on the flight decks—or something completely unrelated—that they were exposed to during their flying careers. But one study is betting the answer may be found in their cells and DNA.
A return to a 2015 accord is on the table, but the next decisions are up to the new government in Tehran, the Biden administration says.
To Dodge China's Missiles, the US Air Force is Spreading Out to More Bases. Now it's Looking for Ways to Defend Them.
Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said China has noticed that the U.S. has been dependent on "a small number of assets, including forward air bases, to conduct operations," and, "Because they're fixed, they're easily targetable." Speaking during a Center for New American Security event, Kendall said China has "built the assets to come after them."
Recent Russian and Chinese missile launches raised the stakes in space. Find out the latest news on sensing, tracking, and defending against enemy missile strikes.
The Space Force has signed off on the final design for a new imaging sensor that could improve the service’s weather forecasting capabilities. The electro-optical infrared sensor, developed by EO Vista, is part of General Atomics’ offering for the service’s EO/IR Weather System program, which will provide military users with crucial weather imagery and cloud characterization data.
King Aerospace has gained extensive hands-on experience supporting government-operated, special-mission aircraft, primarily military derivatives of Boeing, DeHavilland, and Beech King Air aircraft. “Whether the aircraft is flying a top-level government official or conducting information-gathering flights over a demilitarized zone on the other side of the world, our support does not waver,” says Jarid King, president of King Aerospace. “Our no-excuses approach ensures each mission receives the attention it deserves, which means it gets our complete attention.”
Russia issued a scathing public rebuke of America on Jan. 31, saying the United States is “whipping up tensions” based on “unfounded accusations” that Moscow is preparing to launch a military strike on Ukraine. The meeting at the United Nations Security Council did nothing to turn down the temperature as the threat of conflict looms in Eastern Europe, and it underscored the chasm between the American and Russian perspectives.
The UAE is seeking the advanced version of the Green Pine radar, part of the Israeli Arrow system that is designed to intercept ballistic missiles, in what could mark the first major arms agreement between the two nations.
Promising “swift action” to help suffering veterans, leaders of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee unveiled new legislation Feb. 1 that would extend health care coverage for separating troops for at least 10 years and mandate more screening of veterans for toxic exposure injuries. However, the proposal was met by derision from some advocates, who called it less comprehensive than proposed House legislation and not ambitious enough considering the years of effort put into helping victims of military burn pits overseas.
The new space strategy emphasizes the role of the U.K.’s private space industry in developing capabilities for the military and fueling economic growth.
A recent Army recruiting poster appeared to show an image that should intrigue anyone interested in enlisting. An excited, alert, military working dog, tongue lolling out of its mouth, perched atop its smiling handler. Beneath it, a caption reading, “choose a job you enjoy.” There was just one catch. That dog? Not in the Army. A closer look at the dog’s handler revealed Air Force insignia.