Air Force Crew Made an Odd Stop on a Routine Trip: Trump’s Scottish ResortIn early spring of this year, an Air National Guard crew made a routine trip from the US to Kuwait to deliver supplies. What wasn’t routine was where the crew stopped along the way: President Donald Trump’s Turnberry resort, about 50 miles outside Glasgow, Scotland.
PoliticoAir Force Space Commander Warns the Military Needs Better IntelligenceIf satellites in orbit become targets during a conflict, will US forces have adequate intelligence to prevent and thwart attacks?
Space NewsAir Force to Spend $31M to Research How Lasers, Energy Weapons Affect OperatorsThe service awarded a research contract to General Dynamics IT to gain insights into how directed energy weapons affect the humans using them.
NextGovAFGSC Wins Air Force Organizational Excellence AwardBy direction of the Air Force Secretary, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command has been awarded the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award for the period of Jan. 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2017.
USAF releaseHere's Why the Army's Not Afraid to Send Its Future Helos Against Russian Air DefensesUS Army conventional and special operations aviation officials on Sept. 5 refuted a recent think tank report that claims the service's futuristic helicopters will be "blown out of the sky" by Russian anti-aircraft defenses. Much of the Army's modernization effort is focused on penetrating advanced anti-access/area denial networks—ranging from sophisticated air defense systems to complex jamming weapons—with long-range precision fires and a new generation of combat helicopters being developed under the Future Vertical Lift effort.
Military.comHow AI Will Predict Chinese and Russian Moves in the PacificAs Pacific Air Forces builds a picture of normal traffic, they'll start looking for suspicious patterns—and even predict what's coming.
Defense OneThe Next Battlefield: Robots & AI in Cislunar SpaceMaj. Gen. John Shaw, Air Force Space Command deputy, said the military will eventually need to have autonomous robots and AI systems as it evolves its space warfighting range to the Moon and beyond.
Breaking DefenseCompeting of the Minds: Air Force Spark Tank 2020 Open for SubmissionsThe Sept. 27 deadline is soon approaching to devise and board ideas for the third annual Spark Tank Competition, which takes place at AFA’s 2020 Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 26, 2020.
USAF releaseMitchell Institute Launches New Aerospace Information ResourceAFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is launching a new information resource website today, Aerospace Power for the 21st Century. The new website will be an educational source to explore aerospace power’s role in achieving US national security objectives, and features details on the history of aerospace power, modern threats, future trends, current capabilities, and budget resources.
The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace StudiesOne More Thing …THE GATE RUNNER: How a Bizarre Breach at Mildenhall Transformed Base Security Across the Air ForceThe Dec. 18, 2017, gate breach incident at RAF Mildenhall, UK, prompted the Air Force to do some serious soul-searching about how it handles base security—both in terms of infrastructure and its security forces’ tactics, training and procedures—and make changes to ensure something like that doesn’t happen again. Air Force Times obtained documents on the incident, including a use of force review, witness statements, a two-star general-led Tiger Team’s review, and emails between Air Force leadership via the Freedom of Information Act.
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