In 1960, then-Col. Harry Goldsworthy and his team were given the near-impossible task of getting an intercontinental ballistic missile site up and running in roughly two years' time. There was little confidence they would succeed.
If you’ve ever watched a bird launch itself into the air, you can grasp the active landing gear concept that San Francisco-based electric airplane startup, Metro Hop, has conceived. While it might propel Metro Hop’s own notional electric short takeoff and landing (STOL) airplane off the ground, the Air Force wants to find out if the idea could be more widely applied.
President Joe Biden on April 2 announced a trio of nominees to be undersecretaries of defense. Michael Brown, the head of the Defense Innovation Unit, was announced as the nominee for undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment (A&S), the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer. Biden tapped Ronald Moultrie, who has had a long career in the intelligence world, for the job of undersecretary for intelligence and security, the top civilian intelligence role at DoD.
Sandra Erwin Michael Brown, a veteran tech industry executive who has led the Pentagon’s commercial outreach office since 2018, is President Biden’s pick for the Defense Department’s top procurement job, the White House announced April 2.
“If you can’t see it, you can’t shoot it. And if you can’t see it, you can’t deter it either,” said Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The commander of a South Carolina-based airlift unit was fired on April 1 following an investigation into relationships he had that were deemed inappropriate, according to the Air Force.
The Air Force is preparing Agility Prime electric vertical takeoff-and-landing vehicles for use in austere environments and recently proved one can fly inside an HC-130J transport aircraft ahead of an upcoming military exercise.
The J-6 institutes a strategy of convergence for realizing the vital goal. The U.S. military services are meeting the challenge of upgrading without losing needed capabilities as they march toward the goal of a common command and control system.
As they conduct bombing and surveillance missions around the globe, today's U.S. military pilots rely on aerial refueling aircraft built as early as 1957, when the Soviet Union dominated American security fears, the average home cost $12,000 and "I Love Lucy" was debuting new episodes.
A former Air Force intelligence analyst pleaded guilty on March 31 to leaking classified documents to a reporter about military drone strikes against al-Qaida and other terrorist targets.
To get it air-worthy in this short time is nothing short of amazing.