A-10s Support Inherent Resolve

The first A-10s recently redeployed from Afghanistan to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing at an undisclosed base in the Gulf region, marking the first confirmed deployment of the close air support aircraft in support of anti-ISIS operations in Iraq and...

F-35s and Cost Comparisons

The cost of F-35As in the eighth production lot is $94.8 million each, the system program office announced last Friday. We reported that this makes the cost comparable to that of some fourth generation fighters. Several readers have noted, however,...

British Forces End Afghan Combat Operations

British forces ended their combat role in Afghanistan, handing Camp Bastion to Afghan forces in preparation for a transition to the advisory and training role. “We have said farewell to British Forces in Helmand and now Kandahar, bringing to a...

Kentucky Guard Unit Returns from Senegal

Members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group recently transferred control of a humanitarian cargo hub in Senegal to a relief group. The Ebola-response mission was initially set to last 45-to-60 days, Maj. Dale Greer, spokesman for...

NATO Pursuing Allied Tanker Fleet

The Netherlands is spearheading acquisition of a pooled NATO air refueling tanker-cargo fleet in association with Allied and European acquisition officials. The Multinational Multi Role Tanker Transport fleet project “is now beginning to take tangible form to realize an additional...

NATO Secretary General Visits Baltics

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg paid a visit to Lithuania on Nov. 21, hailing the Alliance’s air policing mission in the Baltics as a successful example of solidarity between its members as Russia ramps up air exercises and long-range aviation...

North Pole SATCOM Ready for Production

The control segment of the Air Force’s future satellite communications system to enable secure communications to and from the North Pole passed its last major review before production, Northrop Grumman announced. The Enhanced Polar System Control and Planning Segment passed...