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USAF researchers test Google Glass for combat, intelligence missions

USAF researchers test Google Glass for combat, intelligence missions

A US Air Force research team is in the process of beta-testing Google Glass headsets for possible utilization in battlefield scenarios. The BATMAN evaluation group at the US Air Force’s 711th Human Performance Wing is a highly-distinguished military research and […]


USAF Satellite Launched Today Will Improve Weather Prediction

USAF Satellite Launched Today Will Improve Weather Prediction

A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellite built by Lockheed Martin was successfully launched today at 7:46 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. atop an Atlas V rocket. Lockheed Martin confirmed signal acquisition shortly after launch. DMSP-19 is the […]


Air Force leaders insist new tanker is key to airpower

Air Force leaders insist new tanker is key to airpower

The top three acquisition priorities for the Air Force are the KC-46A aerial tanker, the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter and the Long Range Strike Bomber, officials told members of Congress during a hearing of House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on […]


Luke Air Force Base Receives First F-35A Lightning II

Luke Air Force Base Receives First F-35A Lightning II

The first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing was officially delivered during a ceremony attended by dignitaries and hundreds of local civic leaders, wing military and civilian members here today. The F-35A Conventional Takeoff and […]


First F-35 Lightning II arrives at Luke AFB

First F-35 Lightning II arrives at Luke AFB

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE: Escorted by two F-16 fighting Falcons, Luke Air Force Base’s first F-35 Lightning II arrived a little after 11 a.m. March 10, from the Lockheed Martin factory in Fort Worth, Texas. “This is a day that […]


Singapore to buy Airbus refueling tankers for air force

Singapore to buy Airbus refueling tankers for air force

Singapore said Thursday it would replace its aging KC-135R air refueling tankers made by US firm Boeing with Airbus’s A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft. Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen told parliament of the decision to acquire the MRTT, which […]


Manas KC-135s Complete Final Mission, Leave Kyrgyzstan

Manas KC-135s Complete Final Mission, Leave Kyrgyzstan

TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, Kyrgyzstan: The Transit Center’s final aerial refueling mission over Afghanistan landed here Feb. 24, completing the end of an era. After six hours of traveling, refueling A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, and F-16 Fighting Falcons, the KC-135 Stratotanker […]


New AC-130J completes first test flight

New AC-130J completes first test flight

After more than a year of modification maintenance, the newly created AC-130J Ghostrider took to the sky for the first time as a gunship here Jan. 31. In early January 2013, the Air Force Special Operations Command MC-130J Commando II […]


A Faster, Simpler Way to Replace Obsolete Parts for B-2 Bomber

A Faster, Simpler Way to Replace Obsolete Parts for B-2 Bomber

The U.S. Air Force will get its first look at a faster, more affordable way to replace obsolete avionics on the B-2 stealth bomber under a contract awarded last August to Northrop Grumman. Under the 43-month, $43.5 million award, the […]


 
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