The Pentagon is wrestling with a lot of questions about
what it wants in its next generation of combat aircraft, Defense
acquisition, technology, and logistics chief Frank Kendall said Friday.
The F-35 is “incredibly good” and “a remarkable
product,” Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said Friday, but if
he had the program to do over again, he would not have put all the
tactical air eggs in one corporate basket.
The Air Force would be able to implement a no-fly zone
over Syria if asked to, and continue the anti-ISIS fight at “pace,” the
service’s top civilian said.
Airmen with the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group
recently restored the Qayyarah West Airfield to help Iraqi forces battle
ISIS in Mosul, undoing intense damage that the group inflicted on the
The Air Force is building up its force in key areas
after decades of downsizing that went too far, and is especially focused
on recruiting new people for the cyber fight, Air Force Secretary
Deborah Lee James said.
The Air Force recently “shot down” an ISIS drone using
electronic measures, though the service won’t say specifically how it
grounded the system.
Raytheon will assemble the T-100 in Meridian, Miss., if it wins the Air Force’s T-X competition, the company announced Monday.
F15-E Strike Eagles from the 492nd Fighter Squadron
returned to RAF Lakenheath, England, on Oct. 20 at the conclusion of
exercise Noble Arrow 16.
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