Why The U.S. Air Force Will Never Build Another F-35

Here’s What You Need To Remember: The idea of having a variety of different aircraft rather than putting all of the eggs into one fighter-shaped basket has an intuitive appeal. But before we pine for the days of Super Sabres, Delta Daggers and Starfighters, we should take a clear-eyed look at the problems and shortfalls generated during that period.

Could a rethink of U.S. acquisition policies bring back the heady days of the “Century Series,” a time in which the Air Force could pick and choose between a variety of different fighters specialized in certain tasks? Could such an approach

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Australia US Teaming to Develop High-Tech Cruise Missiles

Australia, U.S. Teaming to Develop High-Tech Cruise Missiles

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The United States and Australia have joined forces to build air-launched hypersonic cruise missiles that could shift the military balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region.

Defense officials see hypersonics as potentially game-changing weapons. Their ability to travel at speeds greater than Mach 5 with extraordinary maneuverability could provide U.S. and allied forces a new quick-strike option capable of overwhelming enemy defenses, experts say.

The new U.S.-Australian project known as the Southern Cross Integrated Flight Research Experiment, or SCIFiRE, is an Allied Prototyping Initiative that was formally announced by the

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While most graduates were exploring their newfound “freedom,” Derek Galloway headed off to boot camp to begin his journey in defending freedom for all.

Just under four years ago, Galloway joined the less than 1% of Americans who bravely volunteer to serve in our nation’s armed forces. Our country is currently in the longest war in its history.

Despite this, Galloway enlisted in the United States Air Force for six years, two years more than the minimum enlistment. His strong desire to serve compelled him to enlist, and this same selfless determination has led him to success early in his

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Why Was The U.S. Air Force B-21 First Flight Delayed?

Ask the Editors: The Aviation Week Network invites our readers to submit questions to our editors and analysts. We’ll answer them, and if we can’t we’ll reach out to our wide network of experts for advice.

Aviation Week Defense Editor Steve Trimble responds: Lockheed Martin flew the first weight-optimized F-35, known as “BF-1,” on June 11, 2008. The first Lockheed Martin F-22, bearing tail number 4001, flew on Sept. 7, 1997, or about 6.5 years after contract award. Finally, Northrop flew the original B-2 on July 17, 1989, or about eight years after winning the contract.   

For the B-21, the

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Prosecutor: Retired Air Force officer at Capitol riot aimed ‘to take hostages’

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Retired Air Force officer Larry Rendall Brock Jr. walks out of Parker County Jail upon release on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 in Weatherford, Texas. Brock was released from custody on Thursday following a detention hearing in federal court. Brock was identified in photos as part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week.

FORT WORTH, Texas — A retired Air Force officer who was part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week carried plastic zip-tie handcuffs because

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Barrett praises senior Air Force leaders; assesses her tenure as secretary > U.S. Air Force > Article Display


Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett publicly praised Airmen, Guardians, and senior Air and Space Forces leaders during a ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Jan. 14.

While praising the Air and Space Forces, Barrett highlighted the achievements of the five assistant secretaries of the Air Force who served under her tenure, as well as under the tenure of Heather Wilson, the 24th Secretary of the Air Force. 

“When you see that each individual – John Henderson, Will Roper, Tom Ayres, John Roth and Shon Manasco – is working

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United States Air Force Begins Construction on $403 Million Energy Savings Performance Contract

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The United States Air Force has announced the start of construction on an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) project that will improve energy resilience and enhance mission readiness at Yokota Air Base (Yokota AB), located outside of Tokyo, Japan. The ESPC totals $403 million, consisting of $167 million in implementation costs along with 21 years of operations, maintenance, repair, and replacement services.

The project is being handled by Schneider Electric and includes a combined heat and power (CHP) plant with microgrid controls that can produce more than 10 MW of power to support the base’s critical buildings and

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Trump to depart White House hours before Biden inauguration, flying Air Force One to Mar-a-Lago last time

  • Trump may give final remarks as commander in chief during a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews.
  • Last week the president announced he will not attend the inauguration.
  • Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence are expected to attend Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Donald Trump holding a sign: U.S. President Donald Trump salutes as he boards Air Force One at Valley International Airport after visiting the U.S.-Mexico border wall, in Harlingen, Texas, January 12, 2021.

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U.S. President Donald Trump salutes as he boards Air Force One at Valley International Airport after visiting the U.S.-Mexico border wall, in Harlingen, Texas, January 12, 2021.

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is expected to depart the White House for West Palm Beach, Florida, a few hours before his successor, President-elect Joe

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U.S. Space Command: Alabama lawmaker lit fuse for Trump’s decision at Colorado Springs speech | Premium

Like much of the military’s history in Colorado Springs, the story of U.S. Space Command and the new Space Force service branch starts at The Broadmoor.

The Broadmoor is where Colorado Springs leaders first hatched a plan to buy up ranchland that became Fort Carson and where they plotted to win the Air Force Academy.

This time, it was was a breakfast speech by Alabama Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers at the Space Symposium in 2017 that lit the fuse. 

“My vision for the future is a separate Space Force within the Department of Defense, just like the Air Force,

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U.S. Space Command: Questions remain over Trump’s pick; let’s compare Huntsville vs. Colorado Springs | Premium

A White House decision moving U.S. Space Command to Huntsville, Ala., issued Wednesday sent shockwaves through Colorado. It prompted calls to investigate the role President Donald Trump played in pulling the command from Peterson Air Force Base in favor of a base in a state that’s home to some of his most vocal supporters.

Sources from lawmakers to military brass familiar with the decision have told The Gazette that the Pikes Peak region topped military lists, although some leaders expressed concern about housing prices here.

The decision has Colorado lawmakers, Republicans and Democrats, calling for an investigation and asking President-elect

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