Ballistic Provocation

North Korea launched a ballistic missile carrying a satellite payload into space in violation of international law on Saturday, following the detonation of a nuclear device in testing last month. “This is the second time in just over a month...

Upgraded B-1s Reach IOC

The upgraded B-1 has reached initial operating capability, thanks to one squadron working on a tight timeline. The 567th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Tinker AFB, Okla., finished the installation of the new Integrated Battle Station on 15 B-1s, one quarter...

Canada to Stop Bombing ISIS

Canada will stop its bombing campaign against ISIS later this month, but will increase its training mission in Iraq while maintaining its refueling and surveillance flights for the coalition, the country’s prime minister announced Monday. All six of Canada’s jets...

Russia Mobilizes Military to Test Readiness

Russia has mobilized thousands of troops, hundreds of aircraft, and dozens of warships in an exercise to test the country’s readiness. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the troops were put on alert on Feb. 8 in the country’s southern...

Lightning Across the Pond

The F-35A made its first transatlantic flight last week. An Italian-built F-35A flew from Cameri AB, Italy, to NAS Patuxent River, Md., landing on Feb. 5. The jet, AL-1, was the first international jet fully built in Italy and was...

F-35 Begins ASRAAM Integration

The first Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missiles (ASRAAM) were recently delivered to the US for integration and testing on the F-35 Lightning II, manufacturer MBDA announced. ASRAAM is intended for Royal Air Force and Royal Navy’s F-35Bs and will provide...

Michigan Makeover

The Michigan Air National Guard launched a $32.6 million project to install an in-ground refueling system and modern fuel storage facility at Selfridge ANGB, Mich. “The hydrant system will reduce truck traffic, … creating a safer and more efficient way...