Taiwan's air force scrambled again Nov. 28 to warn away 27 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defense zone, Taiwan's defense ministry said, the latest increase in tensions across the Taiwan Strait as China's president met his top generals.
Beyond delivering seismic political upheaval as its forces swept into Kabul in mid-August, the Taliban’s retaking control of Afghanistan has resulted in the most dramatic adjustment to FlightGlobal’s annual World Air Forces directory for a decade. As a result of the nation’s fall shortly after NATO and US forces had ended their combat and peacekeeping involvement after almost two decades, our directory’s usual lead entry—covering the Afghan air force and Special Mission Wing—no longer exists.
The push for joint warfare spurs more Air Force focus on anti-ship tactics, weapons.
Cloud technologies are accelerating change at every level of the Air Force—and the Space Force. Whether it's pure computational power to enable autonomy or advanced encryption to ensure mission-grade security, the future of IT is here and now.
Retired Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula, dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, speaks about Russia’s military buildup on the Ukranian border and reports of a potential Russian invasion of that country.
A coalition of anti-government factions has been getting closer to Ethiopia's capital after more than a year of civil war.
The Air Force drop-tested the Raytheon-made StormBreaker munition from an F-35 fighter for the first time this year, the defense manufacturer revealed in a statement. Raytheon added that the late 2021 test was part of the “smart” munition’s integration process with the fifth-generation aircraft.
Tempest and the Future Combat Air System, two European programs designed to build new fighter jets, will eventually merge, Italy's air force chief of staff said. At a time when European Union members weigh closer cooperation on defense without weakening the ties that some countries have with NATO, Gen. Luca Goretti said that Rome could act as a bridge between NATO and Europe.
Air Education and Training Command celebrates its 80th anniversary Jan. 23, 2022, with the overarching theme, “First Step, First Flight, First Command,” signifying the command’s foundational impact across the Air Force in developing Airmen of character. Although AETC has had various name changes over the last 79-plus years, one thing remains the same: Airpower starts in the 'First Command.'
In a bit of a twist, the Air Force Recruiting Service is asking Airmen to put on their creative hats to take a spin at designing the Air Force-themed paint scheme of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet for the 2022 NASCAR season.