NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program’s goal of driving down costs is becoming a reality as the production of all three versions ramps up.
Planning for a multi-domain battle is how the U.S. military will keep its superiority but doing so requires a new mindset in the Pentagon and out in the field, said the Air Force’s air combat commander.
The followings is the Fiscal Year 2017 summary of the Department of Defense freedom of navigation operations. Read More
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A V-22 has gone down in Syria, injuring two service member sometime on Thursday, a defense official confirmed to USNI News on Friday. Read More
On Thursday, the U.S. Air Force dropped the largest U.S. conventional weapon — the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb dropped from an Air Force MC-130 — on an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan tunnel complex in Achin district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. The following is a 2003 test Air Force test of the weapon and an April 13, 2017 video of the strike. Read More
The number one priority of the nation’s nuclear modernization program is command and control of the strategic forces, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday. Read More
The following is the Feb. 3, 2017 Congressional Research Conventional Prompt Global Strike and Long-Range Ballistic Missiles: Background and Issues. Read More
The following Jan. 27, 2016 video is from the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The “Boneyard” contains about 5,000 retired military aircraft from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps throughout its 2,600 acres. Read More
The following is a Jan. 19, 2017 memo obtained by USNI News outlining the acting leadership of the Department of Defense and the individual armed services following President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. Read More