An Arkansas man is in police custody Feb. 25 after allegedly attempting to blow up a vehicle at the Pentagon. According to the Justice Department, 19-year-old Fayetteville native Matthew Dmitri Richardson was approached by a patrolling Pentagon police officer after the officer watched Richardson light a piece of fabric on fire and then put it inside a vehicle's gas tank.
In its quest to modernize the U.S. Air Force’s stockpile of intercontinental ballistic missiles, Northrop Grumman has partnered with Bechtel and Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, the company announced Feb. 25. The two companies are the latest addition to Northrop Grumman’s nationwide team devoted to replace the Minuteman III with next-generation missiles, as the company announced in September its collaboration with hundreds of companies across the defense, construction, and engineering industries.
Russia has developed a hypersonic air-to-ground missile for its Sukhoi Su-57 fighter aircraft, the country’s first purported indigenously designed and built fifth-generation stealth fighter, according to Russian defense industry sources. The new weapon system can reportedly be fitted inside the Su-57s internal weapons bay.
But USAF Gen. Tod Wolters, commander of U.S. European Command, offered no evidence that U.S. officials are persuading allies to shun Chinese 5G networking products.
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The Air Force Personnel Center said in a release Feb. 24 that 1,184 master sergeants, out of 15,544 eligible Airmen, have been selected for promotion to E-8. That means the E-8 selection rate for 2020 is 7.62 percent—the lowest rate since the worst days of the drawdown in 2014, and significantly lower than the last four years of senior master sergeant promotions.
Air Combat Command hosted industry partners from companies including Google, Microsoft, Unisys, Cisco, and Palo Alto Jan. 23-24 at the MITRE Corp facility in Hampton, Va., for the ACC Zero-Trust Summit, to discuss a potential zero trust architecture for the U.S. Air Force. ACC’s Directorate of Cyberspace and Information Dominance (A6) is taking initiative to field a new network approach to ensure that the service’s network becomes stronger in the current information operations environment.
Emails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show that security forces and officials at F.E. Warren Air Force Base were just as perplexed with the drones as the public.
The National Eagle Scout Association presented its Distinguished Eagle Scout Award to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein in a Feb. 24 ceremony at the Air Force Association’s headquarters in Arlington, Va.