RAND Sees Growing Threat to US Power Projection

The proliferation of anti-access, area-denial capabilities could imperil the US military’s ability to project power worldwide by 2025, according to a RAND report released Wednesday. “Since becoming the world’s sole superpower toward the end of the Cold War, the United...

Navy Strikes Houthi Radar Sites in Yemen

The US military responded to the attempted attacks on the USS Mason with strikes of its own against Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen early Thursday morning local time, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook announced. The strikes, carried out by the USS Nitze,...

Lockheed, Northrop Also Submit GBSD Proposals

Lockheed Martin announced Thursday that it has submitted a proposal to develop and produce the Air Force’s new Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) system, including a new ICBM. The proposal was submitted Tuesday ahead of the Oct. 12 deadline. In...

Northrop Successfully Tests Optical Bar Camera on RQ-4

Northrop Grumman has successfully flown the Optical Bar Camera typically used on the U-2 on the RQ-4 Global Hawk, marking the first time the camera has been used on a high-altitude remotely piloted aircraft. Mick Jaggers, vice president and program...

Creech Network Fails, Unrelated to RPA Strike Errors

On Sept. 9, Creech AFB, Nev., experienced a failure of SIPRnet, an internal military network that parallels but is not connected to the internet, Maj. Malinda Singleton of Air Combat Command public affairs confirmed Thursday. Buzzfeed reported the network failure...

Turkey’s NATO Delegation Decimated After Mass Firings

Only nine of Turkey’s original 50-member delegation to NATO remain in place in Brussels following a Sept. 27 mass firing of the country’s top foreign service officials over suspicion of their involvement in this summer’s attempted coup, Reuters reported Wednesday....

Norway Proposes Block Buy of 12 F-35s

Norway’s department of defense has submitted a request to the Norwegian Parliament to participate in a proposed block buy of 12 new F-35As, according to F-35 joint program office spokesman Joe DellaVedova. The new purchases would be made in 2018-2020...

Air Force Memorial Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Air Force Memorial will commemorate its 10th anniversary on Oct. 14 with a public ceremony to take place between at 10:00-11:30 a.m. at One Air Force Memorial Drive in Arlington, Va. The ceremony will include a performance by The...