The Growing Cyber Threat

The “frequency, scale, sophistication, and severity” of cyber attacks against the United States are increasing from “profit-motivated criminals, ideologically motivated hackers or extremists, and variously capable nation states like Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran,” said James Clapper, director of...

STRATCOM Concerned About Counter Space Weapons

US Strategic Command boss Adm. Cecil Haney told members of the House Armed Services Committee’s strategic forces panel on Thursday he is increasingly concerned about “disturbing trends” regarding the development of space-based weapons and anti-satellite capabilities, though he said the...

Skibirds Migrate Home

Seven LC-130 Skibirds of the New York Air National Guard wrapped up the five-month Antarctic summer research support season and returned to Stratton ANGB, N.Y., this week. “We flew over 155 on-continent missions in Antarctica as well as intercontinental missions...

Reaper Roos

Five Royal Australian Air Force personnel entered training as MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and sensor operators at Holloman AFB, N.M., and Creech AFB, Nev., Australia’s defense ministry announced. “We are able to gain the greatest benefit from unmanned aerial systems and...

Extending Pacific Ospreys

A KC-10 tanker escorted and refueled a flight of five Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft en route to exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand, earlier this month. “Not only did we conduct two aerial refuels, but we effectively showcased the...

Kiwis Considering C-17

The Royal New Zealand Air Force is considering the C-17 as a replacement for its legacy C-130 airlift and Boeing 757 transport fleets, according to press reports. “The disadvantage New Zealand has with a small budget is that we have...