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Rep Probes Huge B-3 Cost Estimate Hike | Army to Test Chlorine Gas Spread | Russian Firm Developing Drone Tech to Render Stealth Features Useless

Americas The Air Force’s contrite admission that the B-3 bomber program would cost roughly double what it originally said it would isn’t going down well in Congress. Beyond the obvious financial pain involved with a program that hopes to produce planes for half a billion dollars per copy, at least one representative wants to press […]

US Runs Secret Drone Operation to Hunt ISIL Leaders in Syria

The US Defense Department’s Special Operations forces (SOF) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have launched a secret air operation to hunt ISIL leaders in Syria.

Why use a whole plane when you can fly one wing?

1946 A U.S. Army Air Force XB-35 flies over Los Angeles. Image: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone/Getty Images Since the days of the Wright Brothers, aviation engineers have experimented with the concept of a “flying wing” — a tailless fixed-wing aircraft with no definite fuselage. Show More Summary

DoD HR Overhaul Getting the Squinty Eye | DARPA Saw Avengers; Ready for Airborne Carriers? | A-10/F-35 Competition Set for 2018 (If AF Hasn’t Already Ditched the ‘Hog)

Americas The on-again, off-again Air Force comparison test between the F-35 and the A-10 for close air support is back on again, according to the Washington Times. The F-35 doesn’t carry – and isn’t anticipated to carry – the sorts of weapons that have proven useful in the typical CAS mission. It has but a […]

Mount McKinley becomes Denali - except on Air Force One map

The televised flight map on Air Force One still called it Mount McKinley, but President Barack Obama was all about capturing the historic moment that Denali - now the name of North America's tallest peak - came into view. Obama snapped...Show More Summary

SASC Hammers US Air Force Over Long Range Strike Bomber, Tanker Problems

In a sign that this town is slowly coming back to life after a laconic August, the Senate Armed Services Committee has written Defense Secretary Ash Carter about mistakes made about the price of the Long Range Strike Bomber (LRSB) in two reports to Congress and raised questions about the latest delays to Boeing’s problem-plagued KC-46 tanker. link.

White House Welcomes Kanye West's Political Bid

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — Kanye West for 2020? The White House says it is anticipating the rapper's potential bid for president. West claimed he would run for president while accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the...Show More Summary

Next Gen B-3 Bomber Will Cost $25Bln More Than US Air Force Thought

The Air Force this year estimated the cost of the new Long Range Strike Bomber (LRSB) to be $58.2 billion for the next 10 years, up from the previous year’s estimate of $33.1 billion.

Great Job, Internet!: Aqua Teen’s Master Shake sounds suspiciously like radio’s Mark Levin

It’s only been about a week or so since Adult Swim aired what was supposedly the final episode of its long-running fast food farce, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and already the program’s fans may be experiencing withdrawal symptoms. It is...Show More Summary

U.S., allies conduct 12 air strikes against Islamic State: U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 12 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria on Sunday, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement on Monday.

US F-22 Fifth Generation Fighter Jets Seen in Skies Over Poland

Advanced US Air Force F-22 fighter planes have arrived in Poland to conduct training meant to reassure NATO counterparts, US military media reported on Monday.

Obama considering 'wide array' of options for closing Guantanamo prison -White House

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - The White House is considering a "wide array" of options for closing the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday, declining to rule out executive action as an option.

JSTARS Recap: Air Force Taking Way Too Long To Replace Aging Radar Planes

When it comes to buying weapons, the U.S. government is its own worst enemy.  It wastes vast amounts of time and money trying to get new programs exactly right, and then ends up fielding combat systems that are too costly and too late to the fight.  If there's one thing Republicans [...]

Why you should be excited about 130 college football teams in 2015

It's time for college football, and YOUR TEAM is going to have a great year! Here's why every fan of every team should be happy about the upcoming season! Air Force: The Falcons went from two wins in 2013 to 10 wins in 2014, so they're...Show More Summary

Unusual Alliance: China Recruited Troop of Monkeys Into Air Force

China’s army has recruited a troop of monkeys in order to help the air force keep the skies clear, China’s Central Television reported.

Enlisted

After a 6-year enlistment with the United States Air Force, followed by a 4-year degree in Computer Science (paid for by “Uncle Sam”), Tony S. joined with a small company that specialized in criminal background checks. “No more unpaid overtime!” he’d thought to himself upon joining the civilian world for the first time since high school. Show More Summary

The Air Force Tees Up a Battle of the Fighter Jets

Can the sleek F-35 match the rugged dependability of the aging A-10? The Pentagon plans to find out.

China Military Uses Falcons, Monkeys to Clear WW2 Parade Skies

China’s World War II Victory Day parade is approaching, and the Chinese air force is using three types of animal helpers to boost security: falcons, macaques and hunting dogs.

US Navy Orders Additional P-8A Aircraft, First Royal Australian Air Force Planes

The U.S. Navy awarded a nearly $1.5 billion contract Aug. 27 to Boeing Defense, Space & Security for the procurement of 13 Full-Rate Production (FRP) Lot 2 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Nine planes will join the U.S. fleet and four will join the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), who has been a cooperative partner in the

Guns Are Devices to Kill

Jim Mitchem grew up around guns, was a marksman in the Air Force, and he has learned one simple truth about guns. The post Guns Are Devices to Kill appeared first on The Good Men Project.

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