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First Mission Systems Equipped F-35 Enters Flight Test

First Mission Systems Equipped F-35 Enters Flight Test

Fort Worth, Texas:  The first mission systems-equipped Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter flew for the first time today, ushering in what will be the most powerful and comprehensive sensor package ever to fly in a fighter. During the […]


EADS ‘working hard’ to understand US tanker requirements

EADS ‘working hard’ to understand US tanker requirements

Washington: European aerospace giant EADS is “working hard” to understand what is needed to bid as the prime contractor for a US military contract for aerial refueling tankers, a spokesman told AFP Wednesday. The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, […]


Research Provides Career Opportunities

WASHINGTON: Basic research not only pushes the boundaries of technology, but also provides exciting career opportunities for women, two researchers from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research said last week. Joan Fuller, a program director, and Air Force Maj. […]


Oman Discusses Eurofighter Buy from Britain

Oman Discusses Eurofighter Buy from Britain

LONDON: The Gulf nation of Oman is currently in discussions with the British Ministry of Defence regarding the possible purchase of up to 24 Eurofighter Typhoons to replace the Royal Omani Air Force’s aging 24 SEPECAT Jaguars. The British MoD […]


Social media sites soon will be open on the Air Force Network

Social media sites soon will be open on the Air Force Network

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. : Air Force officials are opening the Air Force network to allow access to Internet-based social-networking sites. Initial access will be available at five Pacific Air Forces bases March 30, and will begin opening sites […]


Boeing, RAAF Welcome Super Hornets to Australia

Boeing, RAAF Welcome Super Hornets to Australia

AMBERLEY, Queensland: The first five Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets for Australia landed at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley on March 26, bringing the next generation in air combat capability to the multirole fighter’s first international customer. The Super […]


Air Force leaders expand force management options

Air Force leaders expand force management options

WASHINGTON: Air Force leaders announced March 25 an expansion of force management measures designed to bring the service closer to its authorized funded end strength. Fewer Airmen than anticipated applied for voluntary programs offered under Phase One of the force […]


Air Force officials take step toward cleaner fuel, energy independence

Air Force officials take step toward cleaner fuel, energy independence

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla: Air Force officials, embracing the national priorities of cleaner fuel and energy independence, took a step toward a greener, energy independent future when an A-10C Thunderbolt II here took to the air March 25 fueled […]


Bases get new names in realignment

Bases get new names in realignment

WASHINGTON: Some military installations are consolidating and getting new names as joint basing becomes a reality. The 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission’s directive to consolidate 26 stateside military installations into 12 joint bases has brought names such as Lewis-McChord, […]


 
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