The Air Force F-35 jet team that performs at air shows around the world has had to scale back appearances this year. The problem: a growing shortage of engines because of longer repair periods, some due to previously unreported shortcomings with engine blade coatings. Air Combat Command, which controls the F-35 demonstration team, late last month cut the number of 2021 shows by eight performances, or about one-third, to ensure the flying doesn’t aggravate a worsening service-wide shortage of Raytheon Technologies Corp. engines.
The Air Force’s digital directorate awarded a contract worth up to $100 million over five years for a data warehousing capability that will pull together information from independent systems covering the air, land, sea, space, and cyber domains to create models and visualizations that will improve situational awareness and allow operators to pinpoint threats to the homeland quickly.
The Joint Staff and DOD’s Chief Data Office David Spirk have agreed to lead a new process to set data standards for all future military sensors and weapons to connect at machine speed—the foundation for success in all domain operations, leaders of the J6 say.
The intense debate over the capabilities of hypersonic missiles divides US scientists and experts along political lines and that is complicating the Pentagon’s investment decisions, finds a new study by the non-profit Aerospace Corporation.
The Air Force Research Laboratory released a notice on Feb. 9 announcing it's launching a two-step research opportunity to work with multiple partners on directed-energy experiments.
Innovation has always been a hallmark of the U.S. Air Force. But with the accelerating pace of technology development, the service needs a new approach to modern design to make the latest technologies profoundly more accessible.
‘They Are Not Cogs in a Wheel’—Congressional Panel to Focus on Humanizing Issues Regarding Troops in 2021
Entering her third year as chairwoman of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said she is on a mission to further humanize military service members to the massive organization they serve. Speier, who led the subcommittee to work on sexual assault issues, racial disparity problems, readiness gaps, and extremism in the military, told Federal News Network this year will be an extension of the progress the panel has made in the past.
Government and defense attorneys traded arguments in military court on Feb. 8, with the defense for the former commander of Air Force Research Laboratory contending that USAF Maj. Gen. William Cooley is the victim of a “conspiracy” to end his career, and prosecutors arguing that Cooley sexually assaulted a woman.
The coronavirus pandemic is being immortalized in a colorful array of unofficial military patches and challenge coins sold near U.S. bases in South Korea.
‘He Was Always Smiling’: Wife of Aviano Airman Mourns Loss of Husband Who Died After Contracting COVID-19
Tech. Sgt. Michael Morris always wore a smile and was a “big brother” for the younger Airmen in his unit, his wife Amanda said. Since his sudden death last month after testing positive for COVID-19, Amanda and her family are just taking it one day at a time as they remember him.
New legislation would require the Department of Defense to cut its civilian workforce by 15 percent by 2025, a move that would result in the elimination of over 100,000 federal jobs based on current numbers.
An astronomer at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., has made a career out of studying asteroid moons.
Lloyd J. Austin III Once Told This Story of Incredible Battlefield Bravery that You Can Watch on Netflix
It turns out our brand-new Secretary of Defense is something of a movie star, or at least a documentary movie star.