First JASSM-ER Production Lot Delivered

The first production lot of the extended range variant of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile was delivered to Dyess AFB, Texas, last month, following nine years of testing, states an April 8 release. The stealthy cruise missile can reach targets...

Air Force Receives Fifth GPS IIF from Boeing

Boeing recently handed over control of the fifth Global Positioning System IIF satellite to the Air Force, according to an April 8 company release. The GPS IIF, which launched on Feb. 20, joins the rest of the GPS constellation and...

The Best Laid F-35 Plans

An individual F-35 would cost around $112 million today; however, that figure will decrease if planned buys unfold as anticipated, said Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan during a Senate Armed Services Committee’s airland panel on April 8. “We’ve seen the price...

Get Ready for RIFs

The Air Force will likely have to resort to involuntary separation efforts to cut manning to authorized end strength levels in Fiscal 2015, Air Force manpower chief Lt. Gen. Samuel Cox told Senate legislators Wednesday. “The Air Force would prefer...

Klotz Confirmed as NNSA Head

The Senate confirmed retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz on Tuesday as the Department of Energy’s under secretary for nuclear security and administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration, where he will oversee the management, maintenance, and security of...

Engine Vulnerabilities

A study of potential vulnerabilities in the supply chain of the Russian-made RD-180 engine, which powers United Launch Alliance rockets, is slated for completion in May, said Air Force Space Command boss Gen. William Shelton. Speaking to members of the...

Unifying Cyberspace Operations

Air Force Reserve Command inactivated the 960th Cyberspace Operations Group, Det. 1 and re-designated it the 854th Combat Operations Squadron during a recent ceremony at JBSA-Lackland, Texas. The squadron, now the only cyberspace operations center, has been tasked with integrating...

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