An Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano A-29 experimental aircraft flies over White Sands Missile Range in 2017. US Air Force Photo
This post has been updated to include additional details on Lt. Short’s service.
The Navy has identified the pilot of an Embraer A-29 Super Tucano who died on Friday following a crash over the White Sands Missile Range near Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Read More
F-35A Lightning II aircraft receive aerial refuelings from a Travis KC-10 Extender July 13, 2016 on the flight from England to the United States. US Air Force photo.
CAPITOL HILL — Lawmakers concerned with a recent uptick in deadly military aviation incidents pressed Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps leaders for details and possible solutions during a Thursday hearing.
Billie Flynn, F-35 Pax River ITF, conducts an external GBU-31 and AIM-9x buffet and flutter test flight from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, on April 4, 2018, in an F-35C test aircraft. Lockheed Martin Photo
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.
The following is the March 1, 2018 Air Force memo: OPSEC and Public Engagement Reset. The memo, first reported by Defense News, directs Air Force public affairs officers to put on hold media engagements until the completion of a round of operational security training. Read More
Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, talks to Airmen over the communications system, Oct. 17, 2017, onboard an HC-130J Combat King II headed to Moody Air Force Base, Ga. (Air Force photo)
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
Undated Photo of US Air Force CV-22. US Air Force Photo
This post will be updated as new information becomes available.
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
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test in 2013. US Air Force Photo
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