Not So Stealthy Son of A-10

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh thinks the service needs a new low tech close air support platform “in the relatively near to mid term future.” Welsh added that such a capability is needed “if the money would...

Returning to Silver Flag With a Bang

Andersen AFB, Guam—The Air Force intends to reincorporate explosive ordnance disposal into Silver Flag training at Andersen AFB, Guam in Fiscal 2016, Lt. Col. Kevin Mares, the 554th RED HORSE Squadron Det. 1 commander, told Air Force Magazine. The training...

Aiding Fifth-Gen Jarheads

Air Force tacticians and aggressors from Nellis AFB, Nev., recently aided the Marine Corps’ first integration of the F-35B Lightning II int?o a large-scale employment exercise at the Nevada Test and Training Range. “We’ve leveraged the Air Force heavily because...

Aerial Refueling, X-47B’s Final First

The Navy’s X-47B demonstrator completed the first independent, remotely piloted aircraft aerial refueling during a flight from NAS Patuxent River, Md., this week, Northrop Grumman announced. “Testing with the X-47B helps solidify the concept that future unmanned aircraft can perform...

Poland Chooses PATRIOT For New Defense System

Poland will purchase the PATRIOT medium range air and missile defense system from the US as part of its “Vistula” missile defense system. The US State Department welcomed the announcement, praising Poland as a “stalwart NATO ally,” and said the...

Predator Cessna Upgraded

A Civil Air Patrol Cessna 206T received an upgraded sensor suite to mimic an MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft for pre-deployment combat training, the Air Force Research Laboratory announced. “The Enhanced Surrogate Predator 3 is a redesign of the first...

Excavated Crater Reveals Me-262 in Netherlands

Volunteers are recovering a rare WWII Messerschmitt Me-262 jet fighter accidently unearthed during excavation near a former German-occupied air base in The Netherlands, Warbirds News reports. The aircraft was found buried in a filled-in bomb crater near Deelen Air Base...