May 25, 2019

Trump Gives Space Force to the Air Force

Space Force

Trump places the Space Force under the Air Force, although technically Congress needs to approve a sixth military branch.

Thunderbolt, F-15E Lead Fight Against ISIS

A-10 Thunderbolt

Older US Air Force jetsĀ — the A-10 Thunderbolt II and the F-15E Strike Eagle — are leading the air war against the Islamic State. Military fighter-attack jets, bombers, and drones have dropped more than 67,000 bombs since the 2014 start of Operation Inherent Resolve.

F-35 JSF Has Friends in High Places

F-35s Available for Flight

The chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee andĀ 70 House members are calling for an agreement with the Senate to pay for 11 new F-35s, while at the same time adding $100 million to help the Air Force fund advance procurement for 2018.

Hypoxia Nagging Safety Problem in Some Aircraft

Pilots in F/A-18 Hornet variants and EA-18G Growler aircraft may be vulnerable to hypoxia-like symptoms.