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Close Air Support Key to Strategic Success

Close Air Support Key to Strategic Success

Before the sun rises, the sound of an F-16 Fighting Falcon can be heard taking off, breaking the dull silence of the morning as they participate in a two week close-air support training exercise with various squadrons and units. Known […]


End looms for US Air Force’s A-10 ground-attack jet

End looms for US Air Force’s A-10 ground-attack jet

Long disliked by the US Air Force, the A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack jet may finally be heading for the chopping block due to budget constraints. The “Warthog,” first designed as a tank buster to target Soviet armored vehicles in the […]


US Air Force Participates In First-Ever Israeli Blue Flag Exercise

US Air Force Participates In First-Ever Israeli Blue Flag Exercise

The U.S. Air Force participated in the first Israeli Blue Flag exercise at Uvda Air Force Base, Israel, Nov. 24-28. Blue Flag is the largest multinational aerial warfare training exercise hosted by the Israeli air force. The exercise included forces […]


New Boeing B-52 Upgrade to Increase Smart Weapons Capacity by Half

New Boeing B-52 Upgrade to Increase Smart Weapons Capacity by Half

Boeing will continue to increase the B-52 bomber’s effectiveness and versatility under a new U.S. Air Force contract that calls for the aircraft’s smart weapons capacity to expand by 50 percent. Under the $24.6 million agreement, Boeing will develop a […]


F-35A Conducts First Live Fire with AMRAAM

F-35A Conducts First Live Fire with AMRAAM

The F-35 Lightning II executed its first live-fire launch of a guided air-to-air missile over a military test range off the California coast on Oct. 30. The AIM-120 advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) was fired from an F-35A (AF-6) […]


US Air Force Stands Up New F-22 Squadron

US Air Force Stands Up New F-22 Squadron

The 95th Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit will once again call Tyndall home as officials announced the new F-22 Raptor squadron activated Oct. 11. “We are honored to have the 95th call Tyndall home again,” said Col. David E. […]


B-1 Conducts First Live-Fire Test of Anti-Ship Missile

B-1 Conducts First Live-Fire Test of Anti-Ship Missile

A B-1B Lancer successfully struck a waterborne target with a live warhead for the first time Aug. 27. The 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron completed their first of three scheduled live-fire tests of a Long Range Anti-Ship Missile, or LRASM, […]


US F-35 jet plagued by shoddy quality control: audit

US F-35 jet plagued by shoddy quality control: audit

The US military’s bureaucratic watchdog on Monday accused companies building the F-35 fighter of shoddy management that could jeopardize the reliability, performance and cost of the aircraft. The Pentagon inspector general cited 363 problems in the design and manufacture of […]


USAF Ready to Launch Third Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite

USAF Ready to Launch Third Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite

The U.S. Air Force’s third Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite, designed and built by a Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] team, is ready to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force […]


 
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