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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 […]


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 […]


KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Costs Drop 5% But Key Flight Capability Testing Lags Behind

KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Costs Drop 5% But Key Flight Capability Testing Lags Behind

The KC-46 acquisition cost estimate has declined by about 5.4 percent from $51.7 billion to $48.9 billion since February 2011 and the program is on track to meet performance goals. Most of the estimated cost decline is due to fewer […]


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 […]


Chinese Air Force Nears Introduction of J-10B Fighter

China's J-10B Fighter Jet

China’s air force will soon commission the J-10B fighter jet, the most advanced military aircraft the country has ever developed on its own, information released by military observers show. Several pictures showing 14 of the planes lined up outside an […]


First Air Force Theater Security Package Deploys to Europe

A pair of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs

The U.S. Air Force deployed 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and approximately 300 Airmen as part of a theater security package to the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve this week. The aircraft […]


US Air force Identifies Boeing 747-8 Platform for Next Air Force One

US Air force Identifies Boeing 747-8 Platform for Next Air Force One

e of the most visible symbols of the United States of America and the office of the president of the United States,” James said. “The Boeing 747-8 is the only aircraft manufactured in the United States (that), when fully missionized, […]


US Air Force Develops Interoperability with UAE

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AIR WARFARE CENTER, UAE - The sun sets behind an F-22 Raptor Dec. 1, 2009. F-22 Raptors have deployed from the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley AFB, VA to the United Arab Emirates Air Warfare Center. Aircrews have been participating in bilateral training opportunities with Coalition partners. The exercises are designed to promote security, stability and mutual interests in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr)

The Air Force’s ability to continue building partnerships to meet challenges of future warfare directly involves Airmen and Soldiers who are focused on building partnership capacity throughout the region. As the result of a bilateral agreement between the U.S. and […]


 
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