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A Cost Analysis of the US Air Force Overseas Posture: Informing Strategic Choices

A Cost Analysis of the US Air Force Overseas Posture: Informing Strategic Choices

This report seeks to inform the debate over the extent of U.S. military presence overseas by providing a rigorous estimate of the costs associated with maintaining U.S. Air Force installations and units overseas rather than in the United States. The […]


US Air Force lacks volunteers to operate drones

US Air Force lacks volunteers to operate drones

The US Air Force is unable to keep up with a growing demand for pilots capable of operating drones, partly due to a shortage of volunteers, according to a new study. Despite the importance placed on the burgeoning robotic fleet, […]


B-1 Bomber out of SD Crashes in Mont.; Crew Ejects

B-1 Bomber out of SD Crashes in Mont.; Crew Ejects

A B-1B bomber out of South Dakota’s Ellsworth Air Force Base crashed in a remote area of southeastern Montana on Monday but the four crew members survived, Air Force officials said. The two pilots and two weapons system officers ejected […]


US Army and USAF intercept cruise missile for first time with JLENS-guided AMRAAM

US Army and USAF intercept cruise missile for first time with JLENS-guided AMRAAM

The U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force intercepted for the first time an anti-ship cruise missile surrogate using Raytheon’s Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) cued by JLENS. An affordable, elevated, persistent over-the-horizon sensor system, JLENS uses a powerful integrated […]


Fleet Grows, Training Increases for F-35

Fleet Grows, Training Increases for F-35

The largest fleet of F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters grew to 25 aircraft as the F-35 Integrated Training Center here welcomed two new Air Force F-35A variants of the multi-role fighter to the Emerald Coast, June 5. The expansion […]


After 3 decades, maintainers keep B-1 on top

After 3 decades, maintainers keep B-1 on top

With a career that spans across three decades and a warfighting reputation that rivals nearly every aircraft in the Air Force’s arsenal, the B-1 Bomber has established itself as one of the United States’ most crucial assets to maintaining air […]


JASSM Extended Range Successfully Completes Iot&E Flight Testing

JASSM Extended Range Successfully Completes Iot&E Flight Testing

Lockheed Martin’s Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) Extended Range successfully completed U.S. Air Force Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) flight testing, scoring 20 successes in 21 flights, a success rate of 95 percent. The JASSM-ER missiles demonstrated their effectiveness […]


C-5M undergoes ‘super’ upgrade at Edwards AFB

C-5M undergoes ‘super’ upgrade at Edwards AFB

In 2006, the C-5 Galaxy underwent a “super” upgrade to further strengthen the airframe’s worldwide airlift capabilities. Test teams here and at Dover Air Force Base, Del., are showing why the recent software upgrade to the largest aircraft in the […]


F-35 fighter takes another step forward

F-35 fighter takes another step forward

The Air Force took another step forward with its newest fighter jet when an advanced F-35 Lightning II landed at the service’s lead training base, home to the largest fleet of F-35s worldwide. The new stealth fighter kicks off a […]


 
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