The Air Force Space & Missile Systems Center is
working with SpaceX and United Launch Alliance to make sure both can bid
on the first competitive national security space launch.
The airstrike that hit a Doctors Without Borders
hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing 22 people, was in response to a
request for air support from Afghan forces on the ground, the top US
commander in Afghanistan told reporters Monday at the Pentagon.
Russian fighters operating in Syria willfully violated
Turkish-NATO airspace in two separate incidents over the weekend, NATO
officials announced after a high-level meeting to discuss the issue.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal reached Oct. 5
strengthens the military’s pivot to the Asia-Pacific and reinforces the
“foundation of a vibrant economy” the Pentagon relies on, Defense
Secretary Ash Carter said in a statement.
Northrop Grumman delivered the first fuselage for the
first F-35 strike fighter to be assembled in Japan. On Oct. 2, the
company unveiled the fuselage at its Palmdale, Calif., facility.
Airmen from Travis AFB, Calif., wrapped up the largest
self-contained contingency response exercise in service history on Sept.
Lockheed Martin is launching production of a modular,
high-energy laser weapon that can be scaled up or down to arm a variety
of air, land, and sea-based platforms, the company announced.
The New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing
flew its first unassisted MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft combat
air patrol in support of overseas operations last month, officials
announced on Oct. 3.
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