Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Air Force

Air Force: Second Phase of Light Attack Experiment Underway

Pilots are flying the Sierra Nevada/Embraer A-29 Super Tucano and the Textron Aviation AT-6B Wolverine during a three-month, live-fly experiment to gather additional information about aircraft capabilities, as well as partner nation interoperability, prior to a potential light attack...

US building new drone base in Niger

Rising from a barren stretch of African scrubland, a half-finished drone base represents the newest front line in America’s global shadow war. At its center, hundreds of Air Force personnel are feverishly working to complete a $110 million airfield that,...

Lockheed Martin to propose stealthy hybrid of F-22 and F-35 for Japan

TOKYO - U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp plans to offer Japan a stealth fighter design based on its export-banned F-22 Raptor and advanced F-35 Lightning II aircraft (stealthy hybrid), two sources said. Lockheed has discussed the idea with Japanese...

DoD: Artificial Intelligence to Future Warfare

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2018 - Mining the advantages of artificial intelligence is in the best interest of national security, a senior Pentagon official said today at the New America Future of War Conference here. Michael D. Griffin, undersecretary of defense...

Virtual Training Prepares Army Rangers

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently provided simulated training at its Distributed Training Center (DTC) to Army Rangers from the 2nd Ranger Battalion at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. The virtual training, given to...

Boeing risks Air Force penalties on aerial tanker’s delay

Boeing's delay in delivering aerial refueling tankers to the Air Force may bring the company financial penalties or negative ratings that could affect future contracts, according to a service document. The Air Force office that's overseeing the company's $4.8 billion...

US Air Force Awards Northrop Grumman GPS III Space Vehicle Alternatives Program Study Contract

EDONDO BEACH, Calif., - The United States Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a 26-month study contract based on the company's innovative proposal for the next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS) III program. This award follows the Air...

Face of Defense: Airman Earns Spot on AF Pistol Team Alongside Brother

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — Tucker Sears grew up with his three older brothers in Graham, Texas, all of them learning how to shoot BB guns and eventually moving up to .22-caliber rifles. This love of guns led to...

Airbus: Wings for first Spanish Air Force A400M arrive in Seville

The wings for the first Airbus A400M new generation airlifter for the Spanish Air Force have arrived at the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in San Pablo, Seville. These first large elements of the aircraft, known as MSN44, were transported...

418th FLTS does prerequisite testing for KC-46 program

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 418th Flight Test Squadron is setting the stage for the arrival of the new KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueler with legacy tanker fuel surge testing conducted July 26 through Aug. 9. Both the...
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Saab Receives Order for Future Development Support of Gripen

Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV, to provide future development support for Gripen...
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