Remains Found at F-16 Crash Site

Investigators have identified human remains likely belonging to a Taiwanese F-16 student pilot who crashed Jan. 21 about 100 miles away from Luke AFB, Ariz. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, commander of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke, said all indications...

F-35 Fires AIM-9X for the First Time

An F-35A from the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB, Calif., recently fired an AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missile for the first time, according to an Air Force Materiel Command release. Lockheed Martin chief test pilot David Nelson fired the...

Air Force Collecting F-16 SLEP Info

The Air Force has issued a solicitation for companies able and interested to participate in a Service Life Extension Program of the F-16 fleet. The solicitation, issued on Jan. 14, would apply to F-16C and D aircraft in Blocks 40-52,...

Investing in Deterrence

The US must invest in sustaining and modernizing its nuclear deterrence capabilities or risk losing them, said Adm. Cecil Haney, commander of US Strategic Command, in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22. “We are fast approaching the point where we will...

Air Force Wants Next-Gen Sensors

The Air Force is looking to overhaul its intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance sensor suites to better track targets. The service is conducting an analysis of alternatives to look at “materiel solutions to detect mobile targets and targets obscured by natural...

New SBIRS Ground System Clears Key Hurdle

The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Remote Sensing Systems Directorate has successfully completed a critical test of the Space Based Infrared System’s new consolidated ground system. During the test, crews from the 460th Space Wing sent live mission messages to...

Huey Crew to the Rescue

An aircrew at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., located and helped rescue two men who went missing while snowmobile riding in southern Wyoming on Jan. 18. The UH-1N aircrew, assigned to the 37th Helicopter Squadron, responded within an hour to a...