Dover AFB, Del., was on lockdown for about three hours Thursday following reports of a “suspicious individual” on base, according to a May 8 release. The base-wide lockdown, which was implemented around 11 a.m., was lifted and normal base operations resumed by mid-afternoon. The lockdown was called “a precautionary measure” in response to reports of “a suspicious individual” on base. However, a spokesperson for the 436th Airlift Wing told Air Force Magazine there was “no shooter,” nor reports of a shooter on base, despite some media reports to the contrary. The unit’s vice wing commander, Col. Randy Huiss, said in a statement “[the] measures were taken to ensure the safety of the base populace as we investigated the reports and found them to be false.”
The Collaborative Combat Aircraft will be operational in the late 2020s, several years before the Next-Generation Air Dominance family of systems, Air Force officials told the House Armed Services tactical aviation panel. The CCAs will first be “shooters,” then electronic warfare platforms, then sensors, in that order, they added.