SpaceX Releases Preliminary Cause of Falcon 9 Explosion

A support strut on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which was designed to handle 10,000-pounds of force, failed at 2,000 pounds, increasing pressure on the upper stage liquid oxygen tank, causing the June 28 explosion, according to the company’s initial...

Weapons School Introduces F-35 to Integration Phase

A pair of F-35As assigned to the 16th Weapons Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nev., participated in the Air Force Weapons School’s “integration phase” for the first time, according to a July 20 release. During the capstone large force employment training...

Raytheon Advances New Low Cost MALD Design

Utilizing robotics and composite technology pioneered in racecars, Raytheon announced July 21 it has developed a new carbon airframe for the Air Force’s Miniature Air Launched Decoy program. The new composite design, which will be included in the Lot 7...

Ramstein Mobility Airmen Partner With Bulgarians

Airmen with the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein AB, Germany, are participating in a bilateral training exercise with the Bulgarian air force July 14-24, according to a release. More than 100 airmen with three C-130J Super Hercules aircraft ?deployed to...

SBIRS GEO-3 Delivered

The third Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous Earth orbit satellite was recently delivered to prime contractor Lockheed Martin where it will be stored in the company’s Sunnyvale, Calif., facility, according to an Air Force release. SBIRS is primarily used for...

Protecting Troops from Predatory Lenders

The Defense Department on Tuesday issued the final rule of the Military Lending Act, a move intended to protect service members from predatory lending practices, said President Barack Obama during a speech at the 116th Veterans of Foreign Wars National...