The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced the approved deal in a statement March 3. The potential sale involves the eight Boeing-made aircraft, as well as contractor support and parts including 18 Miniature Airborne GPS Receivers manufactured by Raytheon, according to DSCA.
Nearly all the engines ordered for the next-generation F-35 jet were delivered late last year as the Pratt & Whitney unit of United Technologies Corp. struggled to solve nagging difficulties with parts and suppliers, according to the Pentagon.
The Air Force jet, using call sign GORDO14, took off from Offutt Air Force Base shortly before 11 a.m. local time and was flying over southwest Iowa. Then it broke off toward the west over Nebraska City and flew to Lincoln, Neb., where it landed about 11:50 a.m. It was met by fire crews from the Nebraska Air National Guard, which operates from the airfield.
The Defense Department has launched a deep dive study into the industrial base for hypersonic weapons, in order to understand the weak spots in America’s drive towards the high-speed offensive and defensive technology.
Boost-glide hypersonic weapons have a longer range. Air-breathing cruise missiles are smaller and configurable for a wider range of platforms, such as bombers or fifth-generation fighters. The Defense Department is looking for a complementary mix of both as it pursues new hypersonic technologies for its arsenal, according to top officials.
Military Families: Tenant Bill of Rights Missing 3 Things Needed to Level Playing Field in Military Housing
The document is supposed to protect military families, but key rights are not being implemented yet, including the ability to withhold rent.
President Donald Trump announced the assignment of several key general officer positions, including a new deputy commander of Pacific Air Forces, director of staff, and head of Alaskan Command.
Proposed Law Would Eliminate Benefits Deduction for Military Retirees with Combat-Related Injuries or Illnesses
The Major Richard Star Act, HR 5995, seeks to eliminate a legal provision that prevents some retired veterans from simultaneously collecting two types of federal monetary benefits, referred to as “concurrent receipt.” More than 200,000 medically retired veterans with disabilities currently “have their military [retirement] pay offset or reduced dollar-for-dollar” by the amount of their disability compensation, according to the Congressional Research Service. This bill would affect one-fifth of these retirees.
Mariam Taha Thompson, 61, formerly of Rochester, Minn., was charged March 4 in Washington with transmitting highly sensitive classified national defense information to a foreign national with apparent connections to Hezbollah.
The Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Ramon "CZ" Colon-Lopez has released a reading list of five books for 2020, and all of them stress different aspects of leadership.
The Air Force is leveraging emerging technologies and new legislation to accelerate acquisition decisions and streamline sustainment. Read more here.
More than five decades after USAF Maj. William Vinopal from the 72st Fighter Interceptor Squadron and his F-106A Delta Dart crashed over Lake Huron during a training exercise, a group of veterans has set out to find the wreckage and recover the lost Airman’s remains.