Air Force

Autonomous Systems Took Center Stage At AFA

The idea of teaming uncrewed systems with manned aircraft was a focal point in panels at annual conference, and on the showroom floor.

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US Troops Are Volunteering to Fly Abortion Seekers Across State Lines

Using personal planes, off duty, and out of uniform, the pilots say it’s their ”patriotic duty” to help Americans.

Air Force Awards $985M Hypersonic Cruise Missile Contract to Raytheon Technologies

The company and its partner Northrop Grumman were chosen over bids from Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

US Military: Bad Publicity Is Hurting Recruiting. Lawmakers: Fix Your Problems

As services miss end-strength and accession goals, senators at personnel hearing have some blunt suggestions.

AFA Conference Wire: Space Force Victory Lap

Day Two of the Air, Space, and Cyber conference led off with a keynote by the outgoing Space Force commander—and a new song.

USAF to Unveil B-21 Stealth Bomber in December

The strategic bomber has been developed in near-total secrecy at Northrop Grumman's plant in Palmdale, California.

AFA Conference Wire: Modernize Now, Leaders Warn

Day One of the Air, Space, and Cyber conference featured keynotes from Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall and Chief of Staff Gen. C.Q. Brown.

Russia Increasing Aggression Over Syria As Ukraine Losses Mount

“It’s a bit concerning,” CENTCOM air chief says, as Russia’s strikes put U.S. forces in Syria at greater risk.

Troops Worry Most About Inflation, Air Force Secretary Says

Frank Kendall said he’s reversing planned cuts to special duty pay.

L3Harris to Convert Embraer KC-390s for Aerial Refueling

The three-year-old twinjet will be an “agile tanker,” L3Harris CEO says.