Sixth-Gen Fighter Appears in FY’15 Budget

The Air Force’s Fiscal 2015 budget request includes $15.7 million to start work on a sixth generation fighter to succeed the F-22, according to budget documents. Air Force Undersecretary Eric Fanning told reporters in Washington, D.C., Tuesday that maintaining USAF’s...

Bomber Plans

The Air Force has not quite “settled on the exact acquisition strategy” for the Long-Range Strike Bomber, service Undersecretary Eric Fanning told reporters in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. However, the competition “in place right now” for the LRS-B “is . ....

Obama Pushes Diplomacy in Ukraine

President Barack Obama met with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the Oval Office March 12 to discuss potential diplomatic solutions to Russia’s ongoing military operations in Crimea. Obama praised the Ukrainian people and once again denounced the Russian incursion...

New START on the Ropes

Russia threatened to bar US nuclear inspectors from verifying its nuclear arsenal complies with the New START in retaliation for severing military ties, reported the state news agency RIA Novosti. The Pentagon halted all military-to-military cooperation with Russia in response...

Afghan Mission in Danger Without BSA

The progress made to date with Afghan security forces will “not be sustainable” without a follow on support mission, said Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, the top US official in Afghanistan. Speaking during a March 12 hearing of the Senate...

Unfunded Priorities

If you want to know what Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh will mention in his Fiscal 2015 “unfunded priorities list”—a staple document usually requested by Congress—look at the Air Force’s plans for its share of the $26...

Changes Coming for Air Force Reserve

The Air Force Reserve will see a lot of new changes if Congress approves the Defense Department’s Fiscal 2015 budget request. Specifically, the budget seeks to “increase the number of Reserve fighter wings equipped with F-16 fighters, create a classic...

AEHF-4’s Warp-Speed Wonder

A hyper-fast phased array antenna will equip the next Advanced Extremely High Frequency communication satellite, making it the quickest and most jam-resistant yet, Northrop Grumman announced. Instead of bouncing signals off of mechanically steered reflectors, the Super High Frequency Array...

Tuskegee Airman Chief Flight Instructor Gets USPS Stamp

The chief flight instructor of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, and the so-called “Father of Black Aviation,” C. Alfred Anderson will be immortalized on a US Postal Service stamp today, in a ceremony at Bryn Mawr College, Pa., according to a...