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31st TES F-35s Take On Green Flag 15-08

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., waits off the wing of a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 927th Air Refueling Wing, MacDill AFB, Fla., after refueling during a Green Flag 15-08 training sortie in the skies over the National Training Center, Calif., June 10, 2015.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE: F-35A Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron played the U.S. Army’s primary close air support platform during the latest iteration of the Green Flag exercise, GF 15-08, as the Air Force’s program works […]


F-22 Raptors Bring Intimidation to Exercise Northern Edge

An F-22 Raptor from the 525 Fighter Squadron, returns from a mission during exercise Northern Edge 2015

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska: Its wide muzzle, short black broad nose with large nostrils and deep-set, dark eyes grimace intimidation across the patch on the right shoulder of the pilot boarding his aircraft while preparing to engage an enemy in […]


Northrop to Provide Anti-Missile System to Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve Command

The third-generation pod is based on the Northrop Grumman Guardian system, which is derived from the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) Block 30.

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a delivery order from the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) to deliver an advanced anti-missile system to the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command. Under the terms of the $31.7 million contract, Northrop […]


Fourth C-130 Touches Down In Kabul, Expands Afghan Air Force Capabilities

A C-130 Hercules touches down at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, June 20, bringing increased tactical airlift and mobility operations to Afghanistan. It is the fourth and final aircraft in the fleet from the United States that will enable the Afghan Air Force to transport supplies or troops throughout the country and to partner nations where they can execute missions, trainings and exercises. (U.S. military photo by Capt. Eydie Sakura/Released)

KABUL, Afghanistan: A C-130 Hercules touched down at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, June 20, bringing expanded flight capabilities to the Afghan Air Force. After a weeklong journey beginning at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas, the arrival […]


F-35B Aces First Release of a UK Paveway IV Bomb

F-35B Aces First Release of a UK Paveway IV Bomb

The F-35 Lightning II program made aviation history June 12 as Royal Air Force (RAF) Test Pilot Squadron Leader Andy Edgell released two inert 500-pound dual mode Paveway IV precision-guided bombs from aircraft BF-03 over the Atlantic Test Ranges. The […]


B-52s to Demo Long-Range Strategic Capabilities in Europe

B-52s to Demo Long-Range Strategic Capabilities in Europe

Three B-52 Stratofortresses assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, deployed today to Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford, United Kingdom. The deployment demonstrates the United States’ ability to project its flexible, long-range global strike capability […]


337th TES Operationally Tests B-1’s Block 16, INS-R in Asia-Pacific

337th TES Operationally Tests B-1’s Block 16, INS-R in Asia-Pacific

DYESS AFB, Texas: On May 18, the last of two 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron B-1B Lancers returned to Dyess from a training mission to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during which the B-1’s Block-16 upgrade and inertial navigation system […]


SpaceX Certified for US National Security Space Missions

SpaceX Certified for US National Security Space Missions

LOS ANGELES AFB: Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves, Commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 Launch System […]


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 […]


 
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