Defense Department major acquisition programs are at a
“30-year low in cost growth,” Frank Kendall told reporters at the
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.
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.
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.
US Strategic Command kicked off Global Thunder on
Monday—an annual exercise intended to train its forces and assess joint
operational readiness across all assigned mission areas.
The 741st Missile Squadron at Minot AFB, N.D., recently
conducted a successful simulation of six Minuteman III intercontinental
ballistic missile (ICBM) launches, according to an Oct. 17 press release.
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