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SpaceX Gets $130 Million Air Force Rocket Launch Contract
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rockets have been given the green light to carry the U.S. Air Force's national security satellites
Marines in Afghanistan Will Get Assist From MQ-9 Reaper Drones
Reapers would allow the Marines to operate more independently rather than depending on other units for force from the air.
$10,000 Toilet Seats and Data Rights: The Air Force's New Dilemma
The U.S. Air Force never expected to fly aircraft such as the Cold War-era B-52 Stratofortress bomber for as long as it has.
BAE Systems Will Make Marines' New Wheeled Amphibious Combat Vehicle
The Marine Corps announced today that BAE Systems will make the service's brand-new amphibious combat vehicle.
Airstrikes in Afghanistan See Big Spike Following Spring Surge
Fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft together dropped nearly 600 weapons in the month of May.
Bell's Futuristic V-280 Valor Maneuvers in 'Impressive' Flight Demo
Officials from Bell today successfully completed the second, public flight demonstration of the firm's tiltrotor V-280 Valor.
Pentagon Policy Bars Marines from Using New Infantry Quadcopters
"Quads for Squads" is on hold for now.
Aviation Accident Spike Has Services Scrambling for Solutions
The military service safety centers are combing through data to uncover trends that are contributing to a spike in accidents.
Lawmaker Concerned About Capability Gap During JSTARS Transition
Sen. David Perdue gave credit to Defense Secretary Mattis, who proposed the Air Force look for more sustainable solutions.
BAE Wins DARPA Contract to Develop Conflict-Modeling Software
The Air Force Research Lab and BAE are partnering on a program that could help map out future conflicts as they occur.
Air Force's New Battle Management System Will Be Based at Robins
Robins Air Force Base has been selected to host an elite system, the Air Force announced Wednesday.
Air Force Wraps Up Aviation Review Amid Spate of Emergency Landings
The U.S. Air Force has concluded a one-day safety review for active-duty units to find problems in its aircraft.
US, Coalition Forces Intensify Strikes Against ISIS in Syria
U.S and coalition forces have increased strikes against ISIS fighters in Syria by more than 300 percent since March.
Senators Want $100 Million for New Marine Corps Light Attack Aircraft
The Senate Armed Services Committee has set aside millions for light attack aircraft, but not solely for the U.S. Air Force.
F-22 Raptors Replace F-35As in Pacific for Theater Security Mission
The F-22 Raptor has deployed to the Pacific as part of a theater security mission.
Air Force Releases Proposal for A-10 Warthog Re-Winging Program
The U.S. Air Force has published its solicitation to defense companies to re-wing more than 100 A-10 Thunderbolt II close-air...
US, Coalition Forces Used Cyberattacks to Hunt Down ISIS Command Posts
Friendly forces had located the enemy's primary command post in the area but couldn't find the enemy's alternate sites.
Air Force Could Recall as Many as 1,000 Retirees to Active Duty
The Air Force has expanded plans to welcome back retired pilots into active-duty staff positions.
F-35 Makes Combat Debut in Israeli Mission
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has made its combat debut in the Middle East.
Air Force Creates Office to Help It Shake Up Acquisition Process
The service may also overhaul maintenance contracts, opening program upgrades to additional bidders.