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F-22 Raptor Test Force Enters New Phase of AIM-9X Testing

F-22 Raptor Test Force Enters New Phase of AIM-9X Testing

The 411th Flight Test Squadron and F-22 Combined Test Force successfully test fired two guided AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles this year as part of the latest phase in getting the Raptor closer to using the missile operationally. The AIM-9X is an […]


US Air Force focuses on assured access to space

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the Deep Space Climate Observatory for DSCOVR, a partnership among the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA and the Air Force. DSCOVR is intended to replace NASA’s Advanced Composition Explorer, the only satellite providing real-time solar wind observations. Photo courtesy of SpaceX, used by permission

Ending America’s reliance on the Russian-built RD-180 rocket engine was the primary topic of conversation during a hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, April 29. Changes to the space industry over the last 10 years […]


Air Force, Army, coalition partners showcase strategic airlift capabilities

Air Force, Army, coalition partners showcase strategic airlift capabilities

Members of the 317th Airlift Group from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, flew to Pope Army Airfield April 7, to participate in Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01. The exercise takes place multiple times each year to certify the Air […]


US Missile alert facility life: 60 feet under

Members of the 10th Missile Squadron meet prior to dispatching to the missile field March 16, 2015, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Before each dispatch, missileers meet with each other to discuss any pressing matters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dillon Johnston)

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE: For 24 hours, two officers are confined 60 feet below a missile alert facility (MAF), to a metal pill no larger than an average bedroom. Containing a vast array of Cold War-era technology, the capsule houses […]


Reaper deploys live weapons on maritime training target

Reaper deploys live weapons on maritime training target

An MQ-9 Reaper successfully hit a sea-going target with an AGM-114 Hellfire missile during a joint service training exercise over the Gulf of Mexico on March 17. This was the first time a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) hit a maritime […]


First Air National Guard Theater Security Package Deploys to Europe

First Air National Guard Theater Security Package Deploys to Europe

The U.S. Air Force deployed 12 F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft and approximately 200 Airmen as the first Air National Guard theater security package in Europe to support Operation Atlantic Resolve this week. The aircraft and Airmen, from the 125th Fighter […]


US Air Force complete C-17 avionics, weather radar upgrades

US Air Force complete C-17 avionics, weather radar upgrades

When one door closes at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex regarding aviation modernization, that same door swings open for another opportunity. In the 562nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, maintainers have completed a complex avionics and weather radar modernization package, referred […]


Aero India 15 showcases India, US partnership

Two F-15 Eagle sit on static display during Aero India 15, Feb. 19, 2015, at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru, India. The F-15s are assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aero India is India's premier aerospace exhibition and airshow and allowed the U.S. to demonstrate its commitment to the security of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and showcase defense aircraft and equipment, which ultimately contributes toward better regional cooperation and tactical compatibility with other countries. This year marks the 10th iteration of Aero India since its inception in 1996. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen G.Eigel)

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii: From Feb. 18 through 22, more than 95 U.S. military personnel and Defense Department civilians were among the thousands assembled from around the globe to participate in Aero India 2015, the region’s largest tradeshow. “The […]


US, South Korean air forces sharpen cyberspace defense

US, South Korean air forces sharpen cyberspace defense

Attacks, counter-attacks, bombs, rescues, evacuations and logistics are all elements of conflict. For the participants of Key Resolve 2015 (KR15), these actions and other important elements of combat come through a buzzing hard drive rather than from a physical foe. […]


 
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