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Most USAF Aircraft Operating Costs Are Unknown

Most USAF Aircraft Operating Costs Are Unknown

A common characteristic of a system that is handling too much money is that it neither knows nor cares how much money it is spending on its own major assets. The U.S. Air Force does not keep complete records on […]


F-22 fleet to resume flight operations

F-22 fleet to resume flight operations

The Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz have recently approved an implementation plan developed by Air Combat Command officials that will allow the F-22 Raptor to resume flight operations after a four-month […]


F-22 fighters allowed back in the air: US Air Force

F-22 fighters allowed back in the air: US Air Force

The US Air Force said Monday its fleet of F-22 fighter jets will be allowed back in the air after officials grounded the planes over concerns about the aircraft’s oxygen system. The F-22 Raptors, the most advanced combat aircraft in […]


US Air Force vows to spare F-35 from budget cuts

US Air Force vows to spare F-35 from budget cuts

The US Air Force vowed Monday to “protect” costly weapons programs despite budget pressures, saying the country needed the F-35 fighter jet, a long-range bomber and other aircraft. While acknowledging the need for reductions to the defense budget, Air Force […]


Embraer KC-390 Suppliers List Grows

Embraer KC-390 Suppliers List Grows

Embraer just announced the selection of Elbit Systems’ Brazilian subsidiary Aeroelectronica (AEL) Sistemas to provide the mission computer system for the KC-390 Airlifter, currently under development for the Brazilian Air Force. In addition, a joint venture has been formalized between […]


Boeing Receives US Air Force F-22 Mission Planning System Contract

Boeing Receives US Air Force F-22 Mission Planning System Contract

Boeing has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide mission planning support for the F-22 Raptor. The order, valued at up to $24 million if all options are exercised, was awarded under the Air Force’s Mission Planning […]


First Tactically Configured Air Launched Decoy Jammers Delivered

First Tactically Configured Air Launched Decoy Jammers Delivered

Raytheon has delivered the first eight Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer initial operational test and evaluation units to the U.S. Air Force. During IOT and E, the Air Force will conduct numerous flight tests on the MALD-J to evaluate the […]


Iraq to Purchase F-16 Fighter Aircraft

Iraq to Purchase F-16 Fighter Aircraft

Iraq’s potential purchase of 18 U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft is an encouraging development that benefits both nations, the senior U.S. Air Force component commander in Iraq told Pentagon reporters today. “I do not have any word yet that a […]


Army researchers support joint experiment to speed communications using open-source technology

Army researchers support joint experiment to speed communications using open-source technology

When the Army, Navy and Air Force maneuver in the same airspace, a straightforward request to engage a target often has to pass through multiple communications systems and manual approvals, slowing down a process that depends on speed. Now the […]


 
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