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B-52 flew alongside two F-35As and two Qatari Air Force Mirage 2000s in
a formation over the water in Southwest Asia as the bombers continued
their public flights to “defend US forces and interests in the region.”
the second time in two days, four USAF F-22s intercepted Russian Tu-95
bombers and Su-35 fighters entering the Alaskan air defense
identification zone, the North American Aerospace Defense Command
––John A. TIrpak
Boeing gears up for the Paris Air Show, its sales pitch to countries
shopping for a new or first aerial tanker capability will be that the US
Air Force will pay to keep the worldwide KC-46 fleet up to date, saving
countries money and assuring them the product will have long-term
President Donald Trump said on Twitter this week he plans to nominate Barbara Barrett, former chairwoman of The Aerospace Corporation’s board of trustees and a past Federal Aviation Administration deputy administrator, as the Air Force’s 25th Secretary.
Force Secretary Heather Wilson used her last public appearance in the
Washington area shortly before she retires to share her thoughts on
leadership, and gardening.
House appropriators want to pull more than $200 million from a key missile warning satellite program in fiscal 2020 and are linking it
to the future of the Pentagon’s new Space Development Agency, according
to the report accompanying the House Appropriations Committee’s version
of the 2020 defense spending bill.
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