It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Global Strike Command boss Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson said Wednesday they are confident the Air Force will fix the systemic problems within its nuclear force, while emphasizing the mission itself has...

Guaranteeing the Rolls-Royce of Airlifters

Rolls-Royce sealed a potential $1 billion deal to supply Lockheed Martin with some 600 AE 2100 turboshaft engines to power all variants of the C-130J through 2025, the company announced on Wednesday. In addition, the agreement will service contractual requirements...

Iran Test Fires ‘Long-Range’ Missiles

Iran’s Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan on Monday announced the country had successfully tested two new missiles, according to various media reports. Descriptions vary, but Dehqan described them as a “new generation of long-range, ground-to-ground ballistic missile,” reported Reuters,...

Congress Restores COLA Increases

The Senate voted 95-3 on Wednesday to restore full cost-of-living pension increases for working-age military retirees. The vote comes one day after the House approved the measure with a vote of 326-90. President Barack Obama has said he will sign...

Raptors Arrive at Tyndall

The first five F-22 Raptors transferring from Holloman AFB, N.M., arrived at their new home at Tyndall AFB, Fla., last week, according to a Feb. 12 Air Force release. The fighters are now assigned to Tyndall’s 95th Fighter Squadron, which...

Raytheon Energizes Electronic Warfare Branch

Raytheon inaugurated a new Electronic Warfare Systems branch, bringing its jamming, aircraft self-defense, and related products under a dedicated business unit, the company announced. “This new mission area will focus our resources and expertise to provide the technology systems and...

Alaskan Lawmakers Push for Eielson-Based F-35s

Alaskan lawmakers unanimously approved resolutions this week urging the Air Force to station the F-35 strike fighter at Eielson Air Force Base, reported Alaska’s Daily News-Miner. “The F-35 basing decision could reverse a wave of reductions started in 2005, which...