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U.S. Air Force’s Testing Of Airborne Laser Weapon Aboard Fighter Jet Has Been Delayed

U.S. Air Force’s Testing Of Airborne Laser Weapon Aboard Fighter Jet Has Been Delayed

Laser warfare could soon be a reality (Image: Northrop Grumman) The US Air Force’s highly touted SHiELD airborne laser weapon has hit yet another setback, raising questions about the program’s long-term viability. The U.S. Air Force’s long-planned test delayed until 2023 due to technical challenges and complications spurred by the …

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35 Years Ago Today U.S. Air Force Received First Operational Rockwell B-1B Lancer Bomber

35 Years Ago Today U.S. Air Force Received First Operational Rockwell B-1B Lancer Bomber

The B-1B lancer entered service in 1986 and was designed as a strategic bomber with supersonic speed. Photo by Senior Airman Jeffrey Withrow Thirty-five years ago, the first B-1B Lancer long-range, multi-mission, supersonic conventional bomber was delivered to the U.S. Air Force. The Strategic Air Command received the first operational Rockwell …

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Air Force Links F-35, F-22, F-15, and F-16 Fighter Jet In Multiplayer Combat Simulator At Nellis AFB

Air Force Links F-35, F-22, F-15, and F-16 Fighter Jet In Multiplayer Combat Simulator At Nellis AFB

F-35 Distributed Mission Training connects simulators across the world in a virtual environment. Source: Lockheed martin Lockheed Martin, the Joint Program Office and the U.S. Air Force successfully connected the F-35, F-22, F-16, and E3 Sentry in a “highly contested simulated environment” during a Distributed Mission Training (DMT) final acceptance …

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U.S. Air Force Urgently Buying General Electric F110-GE-129 Engines For New F-15EX Fighters Jets

U.S. Air Force Urgently Buying General Electric F110-GE-129 Engines For New F-15EX Fighters Jets

Source: Boeing The U.S. Air Force is urgently buying an unspecified number of General Electric F110-GE-129 jet engines to power its new F-15EX Eagle fighter jets. The service says this is an “unusual and compelling urgency acquisition” and comes ahead of a formal competition to decide on the F-15EX’s powerplant, …

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U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon Crashes At Shaw Air Force Base, Pilot Dead

U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon Crashes At Shaw Air Force Base, Pilot Dead

A 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft maintainer marshals an F-16CM Fighting Falcon at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Sept. 12, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado) A Lockheed-Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon, operated by the 20th TW, crashed at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, during …

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