Eastern European Allies Want More US Air Force

US allies in Eastern Europe are growing increasingly concerned about “snap exercises” by Russia and are pushing for the US to make increased funding to work alongside them permanent, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said. James recently returned from...

Fifth Gen Fighters Plan Integration

Commanders of operational F-22 Raptor wings and leaders of the emerging F-35A Lightning II units met at JB Langley-Eustis, Va., to discuss joint training, maintenance, manpower, and strategies to help integrate the F-35s into the joint team. Col. Pete Fesler,...

ANG F-16s Qualify with Lower Cost, Laser-Guided Bomb

An Air National Guard F-16 unit has successfully released eight Lockheed Martin Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTR) during flight evaluations at the Barry M. Goldwater Ranges in Arizona, the company announced Tuesday. The weapons employment—the first for an ANG...

DOD Opens Second Startup Technology Office

The Defense Department on Tuesday opened the second office of its technology “startup”—the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental—in Boston to increase outreach between the Pentagon and the tech community. The office includes leaders from organizations such as MIT who are focused...

More DOD Innovation Hires

Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Tuesday announced nine new members of its main outreach board to the technology community, including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. The Defense Innovation Advisory Board was established in March to...

First Test Flight for Second T-50A

Lockheed Martin and Korean Aerospace Industries said the second T-50A aircraft configured for the Air Force’s T-X competition for a new pilot trainer has completed its initial test flight at KAI’s airfield in Sacheon, South Korea. “We now have two...

Blue Angels Trading Up

The Navy awarded Boeing a $12.05 million contract Monday to start work on engineering needed to configure F/A-18E/F aircraft to perform as the Blue Angels aerial demonstration team. The Super Hornets would replace the existing mixed fleet of F/A-18A/C/D Hornet...