A tanker crew saved an F-16 pilot from ejecting over ISIS-held territory during a recent strike sortie, officials revealed.
The US is stepping up airstrikes in Afghanistan,
targeting ISIS in the country’s south while Taliban is turning on the
group as well.
The leaders of all of the defense ministries
contributing to the war on ISIS met Thursday in Brussels to decide on
the way forward in the fight and to push for more cooperation from the
individual countries, along with NATO as a whole.
NATO will make its first direct contribution to the campaign against ISIS by deploying its E-3A Sentry AWACS to support coalition air operations.
A recent report from the Pentagon’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation suggesting a major issue with the F-35’s escape system isn’t as big a deal as it was made to sound, Joint Strike Fighter program director Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan said Wednesday.
Even though the Air Force is cutting five F-35As from its fiscal 2017 budget and more in the out-years, the net effect on price will be “way less than one percent,” program director Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan said Wednesday.
Despite challenges with software and the Autonomic Logistics Information System, the Air Force could still achieve initial operational capability with the F-35 by the Aug. 1 target date, program director Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan said Wednesday.
The Air Force hasn’t focused enough on energy
assurance, and it is trying to “do more, do better” in Fiscal 2017, Air
Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told the Senate Appropriations
Committee’s defense subcommittee on Wednesday.
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