The Typhoons are currently operating out of Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania as part of 121 Expeditionary Air Wing (EAW). During the exercise, two RAF Typhoons carried out a practice intercept and escorted two USAF B-52H Stratofortress bombers through Romanian airspace. This exercise enabled RAF and USAF crew to test their joint operating procedures.
CACI International has won a potential nine-year, $496 million contract to continue helping the U.S. Air Force maintain depot technology infrastructure used to assess the performance of military weapons systems and components. The company will develop and maintain tools for the Ogden Air Logistics Complex in Utah as part of the Automated Test System Sustainment Initiative II, the Department of Defense said.
Military bases across the world are beginning to ease restrictions set during the rise of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Air Force just practiced dispersing its Alaska-based F-22 stealth fighters to a small outlying airstrip. As part of the so-called “Agile Combat Employment” exercise, F-22s from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage—the Pentagon’s main Alaska base—flew into King Salmon airport, 300 miles to the southwest.
Lt. Col. Rachel Metzgar remembers what it was like stepping into the cockpit for the first time. “I was really scared, a little intimidated, a lot intimidated, but I knew if I didn’t do it, I would regret it,” she said. That outlook has served her well in her life even as she made the decision to become a military mom. Assigned to the 97th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, she’s been an Air Force pilot for more than 23 years—the last 15 as a reservist.
Before Mollie Raymond met her future husband over coffee and doughnuts at a church in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the only time she’d ever moved was to attend the University of North Dakota. She was a college student, and he was on his first assignment as a missile launch officer …
The Air Force has dedicated nose art on a KC-135 Stratotanker in memory of a World War II crew chief who helped the allied effort in Europe by keeping the B-17s of the 100th Bombardment Group mission-ready, the second time RAF Mildenhall has honored Master Sgt. Dewey R. Christopher.
Eclypsium has received a contract to examine the feasibility of using company-built technology to monitor and secure devices across the Air Force. The company said it aims to show the potential use of an enterprise device security platform to the Department of Defense under a Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 contract from the Air Force's AFWERX organization.
On March 16, the United Kingdom rolled out its Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development, and Foreign Policy, a document that will serve as the guidepost for its military going forward. Included in that document were both cuts to existing systems and investments in new technologies.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded Northrop Grumman $13.3 million for continued work on a new satellite demonstration known as Blackjack, according to a recent contract announcement.
A string of lights that lobbed across the night sky in parts of the U.S. on May 5-7 had some people wondering if a fleet of UFOs was coming, but it had others—mostly amateur stargazers and professional astronomers—lamenting the industrialization of space.
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