The Lot 8 contract for the F-35 program awarded
Friday includes 14 jets for international partners.
The Lot 8 contract for F-35 strike fighters
signed Friday carried some additional agreements covering the program,
according to a program office statement.
Future intelligence, surveillance, and
reconnaissance operations—especially in the Pacific—may be hampered by spottier
satellite coverage than currently enjoyed over Iraq and Afghanistan, Air Combat
Command boss Gen. Hawk Carlisle warned.
Ohio Air National Guard C-130Hs are testing a
new lighter weight and more secure cockpit armor plating system that the Air
Force is looking to install across its legacy Hercules fleet.
A static display T-38A Talon trainer recently
joined the Vance AFB, Okla., airpark thanks to funds raised by the surrounding
community of Enid, Okla., base officials announced.
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James visited
Andersen AFB, Guam, recently where she visited with airmen and received
briefings on several ongoing missions.
The manufacturer of the Air Force’s MQ-9 Reaper
announced two new technological developments related to the company’s “sense
and avoid” research efforts.
The Royal Air Force's first A400M Atlas airlifter touched down at RAF Brize Norton, England, on Nov. 17 after a delivery flight from Airbus' military production plant in Seville, Spain, reported IHS Jane's.
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