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US B-52H Bombers and P-8A Sub-Hunting Aircraft Train Over East China Sea
August 06, 2018
US B-52H Bombers and P-8A Sub-Hunting Aircraft Train Over East China Sea
Two U.S. bombers and two maritime patrol aircraft conducted a joint training mission over the East China Sea last week.
US B-52H Bombers and P-8A Sub-Hunting Aircraft Train Over East China Sea
What’s at Stake for the US Air Force with an ‘Independent’ Space Force
July 14, 2018
What’s at Stake for the US Air Force with an ‘Independent’ Space Force
The idea of a Space Force versus a Space Corps or Space Guard means very different things for the USAF institutionally.
What’s at Stake for the US Air Force with an ‘Independent’ Space Force
US Deploys F-22 Stealth Fighters to Japan Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit
June 06, 2018
US Deploys F-22 Stealth Fighters to Japan Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit
The U.S. has deployed over a dozen F-22 fighter jets to Okinawa for the first time in more than three years.
US Deploys F-22 Stealth Fighters to Japan Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit
US F-15 Fighters Can Now Fire New Stealthy Standoff Cruise Missile
February 15, 2018
US F-15 Fighters Can Now Fire New Stealthy Standoff Cruise Missile
The USAF declared full operational capability for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range on the F-15E.
US F-15 Fighters Can Now Fire New Stealthy Standoff Cruise Missile
US B-1B Bomber Joins US-ROK War Games in Korea
December 07, 2017
US B-1B Bomber Joins US-ROK War Games in Korea
A B-1B bomber flying from Guam joined up with U.S. stealth fighters over Korean skies.
US B-1B Bomber Joins US-ROK War Games in Korea
F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters Kick Off Massive US-ROK War Games
December 04, 2017
F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters Kick Off Massive US-ROK War Games
Hundreds of U.S. and South Korean aircraft including stealth fighter jets participate in combined air force exercise.
F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters Kick Off Massive US-ROK War Games
US, Australian Air Forces Hold Bilateral Bomber Integration Drills
October 09, 2017
US, Australian Air Forces Hold Bilateral Bomber Integration Drills
The Royal Australian Air Force and U.S. Air Force continue to increase their interoperability.
US, Australian Air Forces Hold Bilateral Bomber Integration Drills
US, Japan, South Korea Stage Show-of-Force Following North Korean Missile Overflight of Japan
September 19, 2017
US, Japan, South Korea Stage Show-of-Force Following North Korean Missile Overflight of Japan
The mission was described by U.S. Pacific Command as a "sequenced bilateral show of force."
US, Japan, South Korea Stage Show-of-Force Following North Korean Missile Overflight of Japan
Afghanistan to Get 150 Scout Helicopters by 2022
September 08, 2017
Afghanistan to Get 150 Scout Helicopters by 2022
The U.S. military ordered 150 MD-530F high-altitude scout helicopters for the Afghan Air Force.
Afghanistan to Get 150 Scout Helicopters by 2022
US Air Force to Retire Predator Killer Drones in Early 2018
March 01, 2017
US Air Force to Retire Predator Killer Drones in Early 2018
The service is slated to switch to an all MQ-9 Reaper force by the end of this year.
US Air Force to Retire Predator Killer Drones in Early 2018
US Air Force Rotates Supersonic Strategic Bombers in the Asia-Pacific
February 11, 2017
US Air Force Rotates Supersonic Strategic Bombers in the Asia-Pacific
The United States continues its forward deployment of B-1B Lancer heavy strategic bombers on Guam.
US Air Force Rotates Supersonic Strategic Bombers in the Asia-Pacific
Afghan Air Force Now Operates 27 New US Attack Helicopters
August 27, 2016
Afghan Air Force Now Operates 27 New US Attack Helicopters
The Afghan Air Force recently took delivery of the last batch of U.S.-made MD530F light attack helicopters.
Afghan Air Force Now Operates 27 New US Attack Helicopters
US Air Force to Receive 30 New Reaper Killer Drones
August 18, 2016
US Air Force to Receive 30 New Reaper Killer Drones
The new unmanned aerial vehicles will join the U.S. Air Force by the middle of 2019.
US Air Force to Receive 30 New Reaper Killer Drones
US Air Force Deploys Supersonic Strategic Bombers to Pacific
August 10, 2016
US Air Force Deploys Supersonic Strategic Bombers to Pacific
It is the first deployment of a B-1B Lancer bomber to the region in over a decade.
US Air Force Deploys Supersonic Strategic Bombers to Pacific
Next Stop Syria? US Air Force Declares F-35A Combat Ready
August 03, 2016
Next Stop Syria? US Air Force Declares F-35A Combat Ready
The aircraft recently also completed its first air-to-air kill test.
Next Stop Syria? US Air Force Declares F-35A Combat Ready
Afghanistan Receives 5 New Attack Helicopters
July 19, 2016
Afghanistan Receives 5 New Attack Helicopters
The recent delivery increases the Afghan Air Force’s fleet of light attack helicopters from 18 to 23.
Afghanistan Receives 5 New Attack Helicopters
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