Counting RPAs

Air Combat Command chief Gen. Mike Holmes says he’s working through how to count all the aircraft in his command, and specifically how the Air Force should think about remotely piloted aircraft. “One of the things on my do-list,” he...

Max Thunder Kicks Off in South Korea

Pacific Air Forces on Monday kicked off its second largest exercise, with USAF combat aircraft leading the event and US Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Republic of Korea personnel participating. Exercise Max Thunder, hosted by the 8th Fighter Wing at...

Lawmakers Urge Reaper Sales to Jordan, UAE

More than 20 lawmakers on Monday urged President Trump to approve sales of armed drones to Jordan and the United Arab Emirates both to help in the ISIS fight and counter Chinese influence. The purchase of the MQ-9 Reapers would...

Elmendorf F-22s Intercept Russian Bombers

Two F-22s from JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, intercepted Russian Tu-95 Bears off the coast of Alaska on Monday. Two Russian bombers were tracked flying in international airspace, when the two F-22s were scrambled and conducted an intercept the Pentagon said was...