Air Force

Overheating F-35s May Get Service-Specific Cooling Upgrades, Likely Hiking Cost

The jets’ engines are running twice as hot as designed, boosting maintenance and capping performance.

USAF Calls Killer-AI Report ‘Anecdotal’

Chief of AI test and operations says he “misspoke” about a “thought experiment” in which a drone killed its operator.

L3Harris Won't Attend the Paris Air Show

CEO says the company will choose to focus attention on the company’s operations.

USAF Should Rethink Its Approach to Mental Health and Suicide

The commander and senior enlisted leader of the service’s Expeditionary Center see a back-to-basics path to stronger Airmen.

F-35 Costs Still Climbing, as Pentagon Updates the Fleet

New GAO report details another $1.4 billion in upgrade costs, and additional delays.

Biden Picks Changemaking Air Force Chief as Next Top Military Officer

Gen. CQ Brown instituted the “agile combat employment” concept and the “Accelerate Change or Lose” doctrine.

F-35 Program Completes Band-Aid Fix for Engine

All jets had received the modification earlier this month, but the Pentagon is still trying to figure out why a mysterious vibration is happening.

Air Force Working Closely with New-Jet Designers, Secretary Says

Service engineers are “living in the same design space” as the two companies doing NGAD development, Frank Kendall said.

F-16s Would Make No ‘Fundamental Change’ in Ukraine’s War Effort, USAF Secretary Says

Biden’s decision to start training Ukrainian pilots on the jet is more about setting up Kyiv’s long-term capabilities, Kendall said.