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Need for New Tech Grows as Air Force's Bird Strike Mission Expands
Wildlife encounters accounted for 418 of the Air Force's 5,109 Class A, B and C mishaps from 2011-2017, according to a study.
Air Force Doubles Down on Hypersonic Weapons Development with 2nd Contract
The move comes after Pentagon officials said in recent months they fear the U.S. may be lagging behind in hypersonics.
Air Force Studying Spider Silk for Stronger Body Armor, Parachutes
Researchers are looking to arachnids to engineer new synthetic materials that are stronger than Kevlar.
Army Cyber Command Could Get New Name to Highlight Capability Range
Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty said the U.S. should avoid the temptation to rely too heavily on cyber.
STRATCOM Chief Will 'Die Trying or Kill Somebody' to Get New Helo
For the head of U.S. Strategic Command, a new helicopter for missile sites is not only a necessity, it's long overdue.
China Leaving US Behind on Artificial Intelligence: Air Force General
China's massive investment in artificial intelligence technologies may soon leave the U.S. at a major disadvantage.
The Air Force Is Sending a Stealth Fighter to Europe. But Which?
One of the U.S. Air Force's fifth-generation stealth fighters will head to Europe before summer's end.
Navy's New Amphibs Must Be Ready for a High-Tech Fight, 2-Star Says
The Navy and Marine Corps are on the cusp of changing the way they fight from the sea, a two-star general said this week.
Defense Budget Bill May Signal End of JSTARS Recapitalization Effort
The push to upgrade the JSTARS fleet may be over as both the House and Senate have chosen to ax the recapitalization plan.
Lawmakers: Use Cyber Attacks on Countries That Meddle in US Elections
The SASC wants the U.S. to launch cyber attacks against any country that tries to disrupt the functioning of our society.
Air Force, NASA Work to Make Deep Space Exploration Possible
U.S. scientists are striving toward deep space exploration, and NASA is looking to the U.S. Air Force for help to get there.
Marines Test New Drone Swarms a Single Operator Can Control
One Marine could soon dispatch a dozen drones to jam communications and take out targets -- all from a handheld tablet.
Red Air Gets a High-Tech Upgrade With Garmin's New Tandem Cockpit
TacAir announced it has begun integrating the Garmin G3000 cockpit on Northrop Grumman's F-5E/F fighter aircraft.
US Fighters May Carry StormBreaker Foul-Weather Bomb by Next Year
Testing for Raytheon’s Stormbreaker precision-guided bomb is "going so well" it may be fielded earlier than expected.
Army to Buy Raytheon's Coyote Expendable UAS for Drone-Killing Mission
The U.S. Army will buy Raytheon's Coyote drone by the end of the year to take down enemy drones.
US Still Hopes to Sway Turkey to Buy Patriot Missiles over S-400
While there is no formal deal in place, U.S. officials are still hoping to convince Turkey to buy the Patriot missile system.
Fitness App Firm Suspends Feature After Reports Troops' Data Revealed
The company Polar USA has suspended the information sharing feature on its popular fitness app, Polar Flow.
Attrition Rate Dropping for Battlefield Airmen with New Prep Course
Initiatives to bring in skilled troops are bringing down the attrition rate among the Air Force's elite battlefield airmen.
Air Force No Longer Spending $10,000 on Toilet Seats, Officials Say
The U.S. Air Force is 3D printing toilet seat covers for its cargo airlift planes instead of spending $10K to replace them.
Bell's V-280 Tiltrotor Will Get Lockheed's New Long-Range Sensors
The Pilotage Distributed Aperture Sensor system is built to "provide 360-degree awareness around your aircraft via sensors."