The Defense Department was already scrambling to fill a hole in its planned vaccine distribution after news broke early this month that millions of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines had failed quality tests. Now, the Food and Drug Administration has called for a pause in administering that version of the vaccine at all, after linking a rare but dangerous blood clot to the inoculation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic space flight on April 12 with a pledge that Moscow would remain a key space and nuclear power.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley will address Air Force cadets at the 2021 commencement ceremony next month.
The United States needs to lower the cost of modernizing its aging intercontinental ballistic missile force, says Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who believes he’s found a way.
Members of the 576th Flight Test Squadron continuously test the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system to make sure it does what it’s supposed to do.
Air Force Research Laboratory is seeking AI capabilities to help analysts more rapidly pinpoint and/or disable jamming in the ‘noisy’ battlefields of the future—as well as specific algorithms to enhance the F-15 fighter jet’s electronic warfare capabilities.
President Joe Biden nominated Christine Wormuth to serve as Secretary of the Army, the White House announced April 12.
The FBI says that around 9:50 a.m. on March 9, a U.S. Air Force aircraft was deliberately struck by a high-powered laser for about one minute. The laser caused temporary eye damage to a member of the flight crew on the aircraft, which was approaching the Savannah Air National Guard Base.
The Air Force is changing tack on its maintenance plans for the E-8C battle management plane, looking for a new contractor to handle repairs while a three-year experiment to move that work in-house has produced mixed results.
The military is facing a growing threat as adversaries develop and purchase inexpensive—but potentially lethal—drones. To counter these systems, the Defense Department is investing in defensive platforms that can jam or knock out rogue aircraft.
Prepare to cringe.