Gen. Jay Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command, addresses the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 17, 2018. Air Force photo by Dave Grim.
OPINION: The Air Force Wants More F-35s In FY 2020: Congress Needs To Step InRetired Lt. Gen. Dave Deptula, dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute writes: The Air Force presently has only 186 F-22s and approximately 175 F-35s. That inventory is woefully inadequate to meet moderate combat demands, let alone a potential North Korean conflict simultaneous with a requirement to check Russian aggression in Europe or Chinese aggression in East Asia. What was once “tomorrow’s threat” is now today’s reality. Deterring the ambitions of modern adversaries demands a fighter force inventory properly sized and infused with advanced fifth-generation capabilities.
ForbesPease Salutes Final Departure of KC-135 Refueling Tanker, The Military’s Oldest PlanePease Air National Guard Base said goodbye to the oldest individual plane in the U.S. military’s inventory Sunday.
New Hampshire Public RadioIf Your Military Housing is Contaminated, Who Pays Your Mold-Related Expenses? After six months of living with mold, amid concerns about their children’s ongoing medical issues that began after they moved into their house, Traci Lenz and her Air Force husband moved off base in January.
Military TimesRaytheon to Develop ASARS-2B Radar for USAF’s U-2 AircraftRaytheon has received a $320m undefined contract from the US Air Force (USAF) to develop a version of the advanced synthetic aperture radar (ASARS-2B) for the U-2 Dragon Lady reconnaissance aircraft.
Airforce-technology One More Thing ... Russian MOD Releases Video of Su-27 Fighter Jets intercepting US B-52 bombers over Baltic SeaThe footage follows a statement released by Russian MOD earlier in the day stating that the Russian fighters had spotted two US planes flying at “a considerable distance from the Russian state border.” After that, the aircraft were escorted by Russian Su-27 fighter jets.
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