The Marine Corps is planning to deploy the F-35B to the US Central Command area of responsibility aboard the USS Essex.
The Air Force on Tuesday activated its KC-46A Formal Training Unit—the 56th Air Refueling Squadron—at Altus AFB, Okla.
A less-discussed feature of the Senate defense
authorization bill would shift the burden of research and development
costs from the government to industry.
A resolution of the House and Senate versions of the defense authorization bill is not likely until after the Nov. 8 election, multiple defense experts said on Tuesday.
The Marine Corps is planning to use ground
vehicle-based lasers to defend against unmanned aerial systems, a top
planner for the service said Tuesday.
The last unmanned QF-4 Phantom targeting drone flew as an F-35 target this month at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
Despite sparks in violence between Turkey and
US-backed rebels in Syria, there is no concern that Turkey will limit
its cooperation with the US in the fight against ISIS and the continued
use of its bases.
Iran has continued “provocative activity” in the
Arabian Gulf, and the top US uniformed officer in the region is urging
the country to “be the professional force they claim to be.”
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