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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, […]


F-22 pilot reaches 1,000 flight hours

Steve Rainey, Lockheed Martin F-22 chief test pilot flew his 1,000th hour in an F-22 Raptor, Jan. 22, 2015. (Photo by David Henry/Lockheed Martin)

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE: Four-year-old Steve Rainey sat on the hood of his father’s car at a local airshow watching the small airplanes and helicopters at the airport. When the Thunderbirds in their F-100s sped by, Rainey fell off the […]


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 […]


US Air Force Approves Full Rate Production for Lockheed Martin’s JASSM-ER

US Air Force Approves Full Rate Production for Lockheed Martin’s JASSM-ER

The U.S. Air Force has approved full rate production for Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range (JASSM-ER). JASSM-ER successfully completed U.S. Air Force Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) flight testing in 2013. During IOT&E, the […]


US Air Force Deploys F-15s to Bulgaria

US Air Force Deploys F-15s to Bulgaria

More than 180 Airmen from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, and 12 F-15C Eagles flew to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, near Plovdiv, Bulgaria, to participate in a bilateral training event, Thracian Eagle 2014, Aug. 18-Sep. 1. Pilots from the 493rd […]


F-35 Fleet Temporarily Grounded

F-35 Fleet Temporarily Grounded

A Department of Defense spokesman has announced the temporary grounding of the F-35 fleet based upon a recent runway incident. Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary, stated that the technical air worthiness authorities of the Department of the […]


Sikorsky To Develop US Air Force New Combat Rescue Helicopter

Sikorsky To Develop US Air Force New Combat Rescue Helicopter

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to develop new combat search and rescue helicopters. Sikorsky will develop a derivative of the UH-60M Black Hawk model for the Air Force’s rescue […]


SpaceX sues USAF, citing unfair contractor monopoly

SpaceX sues USAF, citing unfair contractor monopoly

Elon Musk, the inventor and technology billionaire who recently debuted a rocket that he hopes will travel to Mars, has filed suit against the US Air Force claiming the military currently relies on an unfair billing process that costs taxpayers […]


Message to the US Air Force: It Is Better to Be Feared Than Loved

Message to the US Air Force: It Is Better to Be Feared Than Loved

According to Air Force sources, the service is suffering from an inferiority complex. It doesn’t get enough respect and recognition for the things it likes to do – flying fighters and dropping ordnance – and receives too many demands for […]


 
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