Daily Report

Nov. 6, 2014

Armed Services Committee Shake-Ups

The Republican sweep in Tuesday’s election will bring significant changes in the makeup of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees. SASC Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, the longest serving senator in Michigan history, is retiring and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)...

The Global Strike Challenge

Air Force Global Strike Command kicked off the four technology and innovation symposium on Nov. 4 at Barksdale AFB, La. The event is the culmination of the three-month Global Strike Challenge, during which security forces, maintainers, missile, and bomber crews...

Travis’ Fifth Super Galaxy

Lockheed Martin completed C-5M upgrade and redelivered the 23rd Super Galaxy airlifter from its facility at Marietta Georgia on Nov. 4, the company announced. The former C-5B, tail number 87-0034, was ferried to Stewart ANGB, N.Y., for interior refit and...

Tech Improves Short-Strip Landing Training

The C-17 schoolhouse at Altus AFB, Okla., recently installed a camera system to judge students’ short-field assault landings without pulling instructors off the flightline. In order to safely land at forward operating bases in Afghanistan “C-17 pilots have to land...

Quick CAS

An A-10 aircraft, unofficially dubbed “Robohog,” recently started flight testing a weapons and battle space awareness-sharing package to speed aircraft-to-ground forces coordination, system integrator Raytheon announced. The flights are the third stage of a Defense Advanced Projects Agency program aimed...

Lockheed Martin, AFSC Sign Partnership Agreement

The Air Force Sustainment Center and Lockheed Martin recently signed a partnership agreement that establishes a framework for future collaboration, the company announced Monday. The agreement outlines pre-negotiated terms and conditions that will govern future contracts, which the company said...

Dart for the Spittin’ Kittens

One of the last F-106 Delta Darts converted as a target drone left the bone yard for a new home on display at a museum in Minot, N.D., announced officials at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. The aircraft, serial number 59-0043, flew...