France sees smaller future in Africa, larger role in the Pacific, says country’s air force chief

French military is increasing its spend on tankers to be more places at once with a lighter permanent footprint.


As Lockheed hungers for F-35 sustainment deal, Pentagon says it might not happen

Company officials no longer expect DOD to approve a switch to performance-based logistics by year’s end.

Conference Wire: Air, Space & Cyber 2023, Day 3

New photos of the B-21 got some buzz, but drones—and especially CCAs—were a hot topic.

Conference Wire: Air, Space & Cyber 2023, Day 2

Speeches by the chiefs of the Air Force and Space Forces were highlights at the giant gathering outside Washington, D.C.

Conference Wire: Air, Space & Cyber 2023, Day 1

The Air Force secretary on confronting China and getting nominees through Congress.

Military hopes commercial airlines adopt new hybrid plane design

The head of U.S. Transportation Command says blended wing body designs could provide more efficient, especially if they can fly from existing airports.

Army wants lighter Abrams tank with new tech for future wars

The service will abandon one modernization effort in favor of a more sophisticated upgrade.

Anduril buys drone maker Blue Force Technologies amid Pentagon push for autonomous aircraft

The acquisition marks the California-based startup’s expansion from software to military weapons.

Lockheed, Raytheon sign deal to make Javelin anti-tank weapons in Poland

The United States has given Ukraine more than 10,000 of the weapons so far as they fight against the Russian invasion.

Air Force frets as Lockheed announced another delay for new-tech F-35

The first F-35 with a new tech package might not arrive until June, Lockheed now says.

Ukraine could get '5th-gen' AMRAAM weapons in 3 years

Raytheon completed the first flight test of a new variation of the air-to-air missile in June.

Why BAE is paying $5.5B to acquire Ball's aerospace unit

BAE's largest-ever acquisition deal takes aim at the rapidly growing space sector.

Supply chains have ‘stabilized,’ but certain parts remain hard to get: CEO

Meanwhile, Leonardo DRS is eyeing new ships for its electric-drive technology.

How Lockheed is positioning the F-22 to fly into the 2040s

The Pentagon is spending billions to keep the Raptor ready for battle.