2018 Forecast: Can The Army Reinvent Itself?

The Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, checks out a cyber/electronic warfare unit at the National Training Center. WASHINGTON: Over the next few weeks, US Army leaders will make major decisions about the Futures Command they’re standing up this summer. The new organization will be the biggest departure in how the Army buys weapons in… Please follow and like us:

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US Needs More Tankers, Transports Since Russia & China Can Shoot Them Down

Air Force KC-135 tankers lined up on the runway in Kadena, Japan. AFA: The Air Force needs more tankers and transports because a sophisticated enemy like Russia or China can shoot them down, the chief of Air Mobility Command said here. The current fleet size is based on war plans that only considered how much fuel,… Please follow and like us:

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Boeing, Lockheed Submit UH-1N Replacement Bids

ABOVE DULLES AIRPORT: Eager to get out its message that the Boeing-Leonardo MH-139 helicopter would save the US taxpayer $1 billion as the replacement of the UH-1N helicopter, Boeing flew several journalists this afternoon to demonstrate its capabilities. (Boeing’s Rick Lemaster makes the case in our video above). Boeing also delivered nine boxes to the Defense… Please follow and like us:

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Airlines Step Up Hiring So Air Force Boosts Retention Pay

PENTAGON: Eager to stem the flow of Air Force pilots chasing bigger paychecks and cushier gigs with America’s airlines, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced today the service is increasing what used to be called flight pay for the first time since 1999. US airlines hired 4,000 pilots last year, many of them former military pilots.… Please follow and like us:

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The Skinny On Trump’s Skinny Budget: Much Still Unclear

President Donald Trump The Trump administration’s long awaited “skinny budget”, officially named “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again”, has arrived. It confirms the $54 billion increase in defense, and proposes to add $30 billion to this year’s (fiscal 2017) budget. It provides a description of what the Trump administration hopes to achieve… Please follow and like us:

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Air Force-related personnel files, security clearance forms leaked online: Report

Names, addresses and other sensitive information pertaining to hundreds of members of the U.S. military, as well as log-in credentials and completed security clearance applications, were recently discovered on a publicly exposed computer drive, researchers said Sunday. Gigabytes worth of sensitive data related to the U.S. Air Force were recently leaked online after a misconfigured backup… Please follow and like us:

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Air Force Adds China To F-35s’ Foreign Deployments

F-35As CLARIFIED: What MG Harris Really Meant CAPITOL HILL: The Air Force’s first operational squadron of F-35s will head to the Pacific, not to Europe as recently departed Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said in December. The news came in the form of one sentence today in the written testimony today of Maj. Gen. Jerry… Please follow and like us:

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F-35A At Red Flag: 90% Mission Capable; Key Systems Up Every Flight

WASHINGTON: All indications from the pilots and commanders at Red Flag are that the F-35A performed far better than recent reports from the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation seemed to indicate. [Read about F-35 combat performance at Red Flag 2017] The now-departed Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Michael Gilmore, said the Lockheed Martin-built aircraft… Please follow and like us:

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