Ammo From Crashed F-16 Safely DestroyedLive ammunition from an
F-16 fighter jet that crashed through the roof of a Southern California warehouse was safely destroyed Friday afternoon and miles of closed freeway were reopened.
Associated PressMIT and US Air Force Sign Agreement to Launch AI AcceleratorThe effort, known as the MIT-Air Force AI Accelerator, will leverage the expertise and resources of MIT and the Air Force to conduct fundamental research directed at enabling rapid prototyping, scaling, and application of AI algorithms and systems. The Air Force plans to invest approximately $15 million per year as it builds upon its five-decade relationship with MIT.
MIT NewsJudge Weighs Request to Dismiss Lawsuits Over Church AttackA federal judge says he’ll rule soon on whether to dismiss claims filed in several lawsuits against the U.S. Air Force in connection with a 2017 massacre at a Texas church that killed more than two dozen people.
Associated PressMusk & Bezos Entering Arms Race, Will Bid on Contracts to Build Rockets for US MilitaryElon Musk and Jeff Bezos have had their eyes in the skies for some time with their respected companies, SpaceX and Blue Origin but now it appears they have shifted their sights on ground targets as well.
War is BoringThornberry Bill Would Help Venture-Backed Startups Compete for DOD Small Business AwardsThornberry is proposing legislation that would make it easier for startups like Capella Space to continue to get private funding and compete for DOD small business awards.
Space NewsSenate Bill Would Woo High-Tech Ninjas to Military
The Pentagon has a reputation for failing to attract the high-tech experts it needs to compete against modern threats, but legislation offered May 15 aims to turn that around.
C4ISRNETHouse Panel Wants to Boost Spending on ISRA House subcommittee’s draft for fiscal 2020 defense spending bill includes $500 million for an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance fund.
C4ISRNETBoeing to Develop Virtual Training System for RAF and USAF AircrewsThe UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded a contract to Boeing Defence UK to provide a virtual training system for the Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots and their US Air Force (USAF) counterparts.
Air Force TechnologyMC-130J Spec Ops Transport With Its Badly Needed Terrain Following Radar InstalledLockheed Martin has released a video showing one of the first MC-130J Commando II special operations transports equipped with the Raytheon AN/APQ-187 Silent Knight terrain-following/terrain avoidance radar. The US Air Force plans to upgrade the entire Commando II fleet to this new configuration in the coming years.
The DriveOpinion: Retain the Family in Today’s All-Volunteer Air ForceThe U.S. Air Force is not meeting the needs of field-grade officers and their spouses, directly affecting talent management.
War On The RocksOne More Thing …The 13 All-Time Ugliest AirplanesOne of aviation’s oldest clichés is that if an airplane looks right, it’ll fly right. Whether this selection of 13 aviating dogs affirms or contradicts that aphorism is debatable.
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