The March 27 launch of an
inert ICBM missile capped off three weeks of near-simultaneous operational
testing of Air Force Global Strike Command’s Minuteman III fleet as well as its
Air Launched Cruise Missile capabilities, according to a release.
The Republic of Korea announced with great fanfare its choice of Korean
Aerospace Industries, partnered with Lockheed Martin, to develop an indigenous
fighter to replace the ROK Air Force’s aging F-4 and F-5 jets, but the deal is
still unsettled, industry and government sources said Tuesday.
A-10s have dropped around 500 bombs and air-to-ground missiles and
fired 50,000 rounds in support of Operation Inherent Resolve since deploying to
the Persian Gulf region in November 2014.
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