Air-Sea Battle Concept Rollout Imminent

Lt. Gen. Philip Breedlove, Air Staff lead for operations, plans, and requirements, said Thursday the Air Force-Navy team responsible for developing the Air-Sea Battle doctrinal concept is finishing up a year of work and will soon deliver the final version...

Air-Sea Battle Breaking Down Barriers

Development of the new Air-Sea Battle concept has revealed areas where the Air Force and Navy can leverage “investments and capability” in some of their most sensitive programs, said Lt. Gen. Philip Breedlove, deputy chief of staff for operations, plans,...

Four F-15s with New AESA Radar Arrive at Kadena

The 18th Wing at Kadena AB, Japan, recently received its first four F-15Cs upgraded with Raytheon’s APG-63(V)3 active electronically scanned array radar system. These aircraft will be assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron and 67th FS that already operate some...

Flying the Orbital Gauntlet

There are currently “around 21,000 pieces of space debris in various Earth orbits—in other words, about 6,000 metric tons of debris orbiting the Earth,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control Frank Rose. Space litter has become severe...

Langley Maintenance Units Join Forces

Two maintenance squadrons under the 1st Fighter Wing at JB Langley, Va., have merged into a large, single unit. Wing officials inactivated the 1st Component Maintenance Squadron and re-designated the 1st Equipment Maintenance Squadron as the 1st Maintenance Squadron. Airmen...

Air Guard Firefighters Leaving Springfield

Sixteen firefighters with the Illinois Air National Guard’s 183rd Fighter Wing in Springfield will be out of a job next September as part of the BRAC 2005 decision that stripped the unit of its F-16 flying mission. While the wing’s...

Making the School House a School Home

As soon as the Iraqi Air Force College returned to its pre-war home at Tikrit Air Base in September, the hard work for USAF advisors to forge the new facility and a new staff into a professional, military academy had...

A Casualty-free Attack with High-power Microwaves

The Air Force has tasked Lockheed Martin to come up with requirements for a Non-Kinetic Counter Electronics capability, an aerial-based, high-powered microwave weapon system to take out enemy electronic systems without risking human casualties. “This type of weapon is completely...

Air Force Funding Furthered Nobel Prize Winners’ Research

The 2010 Nobel Prize winners in physics received Air Force funding to mature the research that earned them the prize. Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, both from the University of Manchester, will be honored in December in Stockholm, Sweden, for...

Boeing, KAI Partner on Silent Eagle

Korea Aerospace Industries has partnered with Boeing to supply the conformal weapons bay for Boeing’s F-15 Silent Eagle model. “We are excited about KAI’s growing role on the development and production of key technologies for Boeing aircraft,” said Roger Besancenez,...

Air Sorties from SWA 103010

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, Oct. 30-31, 2010 Sortie Type OND OEF OND/OEF Total YTD ISR 41 146 187 23,043 CAS/Armed Recon 28 180 208 29,709 Airlift 376 376 52,831 Air refueling 93 93 14,751 Rescue 44 44 6,825 Total...