More Problems Come to Light in Nuclear Community

The Air Force continues to be plagued by issues within its nuclear force. A report obtained by the Associated Press via a Freedom of Information Act Request revealed that security forces assigned to the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom AFB,...

House Approves Fiscal 2015 NDAA

The House approved a more than $590 billion Fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill on Thursday that largely ignores White House concerns with a vote of 325-98. Earlier this week, White House officials said they would recommend President Barack Obama veto...

Airmen To Help Search for Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls

The Defense Department will deploy 80 airmen and one remotely piloted aircraft to Chad to help search for more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, making the mission an official air operation, said Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren on Thursday....

Test Fault?

Hartford, Conn. It’s not a sure thing that Pratt & Whitney will have to pay to redesign a part on its Joint Strike Fighter F135 engine after a test failure late last year, company military engines president Bennett Croswell said....

No “Single Point of Failure”

Hartford, Conn. Pratt & Whitney will not make all of any one kind of part for the F135 engine, which powers the F-35 strike fighter, in a single location anymore, shifting some work, such as blades and vanes, to new...

Thirteen-Thousand Miles to Drop a Bomb

A pair of B-1B Lancer bombers recently flew a 30-hour strike training mission from Ellsworth AFB, S.D., hitting ground targets at a Pacific target range on Guam. “The success our aviators have had in Operations Enduring Freedom and Odyssey Dawn...

Study Urges USAF Advance Use of Robotics

A new study from the Center for a New American Security suggests the military should be more forceful in developing robotic and autonomous technology for combat operations. In addition, the Air Force should embrace these tools to supplement intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance and...

Hard-Fighting Danes Head Home

Danish forces ended their final Afghan deployment in support of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in a ceremony at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, earlier this week. “In 2001 a strong coalition made a commitment to eliminate a significant threat to international...

New Russian Bomber Coming Soon, but Not So Soon

Russia plans to begin construction of its prototype PAK-DA fifth-generation bomber this year, but the targeted delivery date for the Russian air force’s first copy has already slipped three years to 2023, reported the state-run RIA Novosti. “The maiden flight...

45th Space Wing Launches NRO Payload

Airmen at the 45th Space Wing at Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., successfully launched a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on May 22 carrying a classified National Reconnaissance Office payload. The launch took place Thursday morning from Space Launch Complex...