Thunderbolt IIs taxi to a parking spot on the flight line at Lajes
Field, Azores, Portugal, Oct. 9, 2014.
Five geographically separated Florida Air
National Guard units were recently consolidated under the 125th Fighter Wing in
Jacksonville, Fla., in conformity with standard Air Force organizational
The cost of F-35As in the eighth production lot is $94.8 million each, not including engine costs. Pratt & Whitney declined to release the engine cost, citing competitive reasons, but after crunching some numbers it looks like the F-35 is becoming comparable to legacy fighters.
Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel remains focused on implementing reforms and
recommendations he and his team have worked to put in place before he leaves
The Netherlands is spearheading acquisition of a pooled
NATO air refueling tanker-cargo fleet in association with Allied and
European acquisition officials.
control segment of the Air Force’s future satellite communications system to
enable secure communications to and from the North Pole passed its last major
review before production, Northrop Grumman announced.
British forces ended their combat role in
Afghanistan, handing Camp Bastion to Afghan forces in preparation for a
transition to the advisory and training role.
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