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The Air Force Research Laboratory is looking for small businesses to help upgrade the F-22 Raptor. The stealth jet would get new helmet-mounted weapon cuing systems, artificial intelligence systems to help plot optimum intercepts and drive escort drones, and predictive maintenance gear, among a list ...
The Air Force and Navy are both seeing a long-term, downward trend in aircraft availability and flying hours per aircraft, which is actually worse than the Pentagon reports because of the way the Defense Department counts aircraft as ready for duty, according to a new ...
China’s August launch of a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile that circumnavigated the globe before reentry demonstrates the need for innovative solutions to spotting and tracking such threats. Unlike conventional intercontinental ballistic missiles, which follow a predictable ballistic arc, China’s hypersonic glide vehicle circled the world at ...
Boeing has revealed an updated concept for its Valkyrie reusable, unmanned hypersonic aircraft that indicates new design approaches for inlets and shaping. Shown in an artist’s concept illustration provided to Air Force Magazine—and in the form of a model at the American Institute of Aeronautics ...
U.S. F-16s from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, deployed to Poland on Jan. 4 to train with Eastern European allies on air policing, according to a NATO press release. While deployed, the American F-16s will fly with Polish F-16s in Lithuania as part of their Baltic ...
Inflation, imperfect early estimates, and rising construction costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have combined to significantly raise the expected cost of rebuilding Offutt Air Force Base from the devastating floods of 2019, Nebraska Rep. Don Bacon said in an interview. The new estimate is ...