Post Tagged with: "air force"

Hurlburt Field preferred for MQ-1 remote split-operation unit

Hurlburt Field preferred for MQ-1 remote split-operation unit

Air Force officials announced Aug. 4 that Hurlburt Field, Fla., is the preferred alternative for the Air Force Reserve Command MQ-1 remote split-operations squadron. Hurlburt Field will receive a single MQ-1 RSO squadron consisting of 140 personnel and associated equipment. […]


China to Boost Military Development Under New “Strategic Thinking” Model

China to Boost Military Development Under New “Strategic Thinking” Model

The official website of China’s Ministry of National Defense went into full operation on Monday, marking the 84th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) after two years of trial operation. A statement from the ministry hailed […]


Boeing Delivers 3rd C-17 to UAE Air Force

Boeing Delivers 3rd C-17 to UAE Air Force

Boeing on July 28 delivered a third C-17 Globemaster III airlifter to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force and Air Defence at the C-17 program’s final assembly facility in Long Beach. “We selected the C-17 Globemaster III for the […]


First Air Force F-35 pilot part of aviation history

First Air Force F-35 pilot part of aviation history

With the arrival of the joint strike fighter, the military continues setting the historic milestones for the worldwide aviation industry in preparing the first F-35 Lightning II pilots. Lt. Col. Eric Smith became a part of history himself recently as […]


Iraq PM pushes US training mission, F-16 deal

Iraq PM pushes US training mission, F-16 deal

Iraq will ask for future defence contracts to include provision for trainers, bypassing MPs to allow some US soldiers to stay past a year-end pullout deadline, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said Saturday. Maliki also told reporters he had revived talks […]


Minuteman III Destroyed During Test Launch

Minuteman III Destroyed During Test Launch

An unarmed operational test Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was destroyed by Vandenberg’s Western Range officials July 27 after launching from here. Air Force controllers detected a flight anomaly and terminated the flight for safety reasons. When terminated, the vehicle […]


Precision airdrop systems are growing for future ops

Precision airdrop systems are growing for future ops

Since 2005, when the first forms of the Joint Precision Aerial Delivery System were being developed and used, the idea of a “precision” airdrop has continued to grow and evolve. During the 2011 International Airdrop Symposium here July 19-21, service […]


Air Mobility Rodeo 2011 kicks off

Air Mobility Rodeo 2011 kicks off

Air Mobility Rodeo 2011 kicked off here July 24. Airmen from around the world, including seven international teams, are participating in the biennial competition that focuses on mission readiness, featuring airdrops, aerial refueling and other events that showcase the skills […]


Air Force, Navy team up for 21st Century fight

Air Force, Navy team up for 21st Century fight

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Phil Breedlove discussed the Air Force’s enduring capabilities, the Air-Sea Battle concept and the Long Range Strike family of systems at a Mitchell Institute for Air Power Studies event here July 20. Speaking […]


Air Force, Army team up to explore green solutions

Air Force, Army team up to explore green solutions

Senior leaders from the Department of Defense, federal agencies, Air Force and Army discussed the strategic importance and way ahead for energy solutions during the Army-Air Force Energy Forum here July 19. The two-day event enables hundreds of attendees to […]


 
Ratio of armour to infantry http://t.co/dYdTruAJyE #forum #military2 days ago