A Russian Su-27 Flanker intercepted a USAF RC-135U flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea on June 19, 2017.
The US and Russia communicated via the established
deconfliction line in advance of Russia’s large cruise missile strike on
ISIS depots inside Syria, the coalition said Friday.
The Air Force recently released the criteria for the
"R" device, to be awarded for meritorious achievement during a combat
mission that is controlled by someone who is not on the battlefield.
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The Marine Corps on Thursday temporarily suspended F-35
flight operations at its Arizona base due to concerns with the jet's
logistics systems as USAF investigators continue efforts to find the
root cause of hypoxia-like incidents in its variant.
An F-22 Raptor departs after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker
assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during a
mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, June 20, 2017.
Congress may be ready to hold Russia accountable for its violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
Raytheon anticipates that company sales in the special
mission aircraft (SMA) area will steadily grow over the next few years
as demand for multispectral ISR continues to expand.
Brig. Gen. Richard Moore, commander of the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein AB, Germany, flies a C-130J Super Hercules
past Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France, June 3, 2017, during an
event commemorating the 73rd anniversary of D-Day.
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The Air Force on Friday temporarily grounded F-35As at
Luke AFB, Ariz., after five separate incidents where pilots reported
US forces on Thursday shot down a suspected pro-regime
drone inside Syria, the third time US forces have taken kinetic action
against forces allied with the regime.
An Air Force A-10 flies in an undisclosed location
after receiving fuel from a KC-10 Extender while supporting Operation
Inherent Resolve, May 31, 2017.
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Adm.
Michael Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, told members of
the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday they never felt pressure
to interfere with the ongoing FBI investigation into whether there was
collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The need for readiness in the information war is
“critical,” Undersecretary of the Air Force Lisa Disbrow said, and USAF
is figuring out how to address its “shortcomings” in that struggle.
A small team of USAF security forces are deployed to a
Kabul air base to help Afghan National Army soldiers learn to protect
and defend their own air wings.
A sudden failure of the primary control module (PCM),
or flight computer, caused an MQ-1B to crash in the US Central Command
area of responsibility on Jan. 7, 2016, according to an accident
investigation board report released
half of the entire sortie count tallied by the Afghan Air Force in 2016
came on the wings of 24 nondescript, single-engine Cessnas that are
constantly taking off and landing on airstrips across the country.
NATO’s decision to joint the counter ISIS coalition
means its members will increase their presence in the fight, but not
necessarily engage in combat, the organization’s deputy secretary
general said this week.
The Afghan Air Force A-29 fleet is experiencing growing pains, but it has become a cornerstone of the Afghan Air Force’s combat operations in the country, thanks to a team of USAF advisers.
A massive bomb hidden in a tanker truck ripped through
the Wednesday morning commute in Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, killing more than 80
and injuring more than 460, including almost a dozen Americans.
Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), ranking member of the House
Armed Services Committee, criticized President Donald Trump’s proposed
spending on nuclear modernization programs in a statement released Wednesday.
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