Tag: Air Force

Air Force Tanker Crew Saves The Life Of An F-16 Pilot Over ISIS Territory

An F-16 pilot was having a fuel system emergency while flying over ISIS territory. The pilot was supposed to eject from the plane and land on emeny-occupied land, but a U.S. Air Force tanker saved his life.

FUTURE TECH February 15, 2016

US Air Force Hires Civilian Drone Operators To Control Surveillance Drones

The U.S. Air Force has hired defense contractors that operates some of the MQ-9 Reaper drones for surveillance. The civilian pilots flying these drones are not allowed to fire missiles.

FUTURE TECH November 30, 2015

Pentagon Upgrading Aging Stealth Bomber Fleet With Northrop Grumman Contract

Pentagon confirms that it has just awarded Northrop Grumman the contract to build Air Force’s Long Range Strike Bomber. The award is said to have a valuation of almost $60 billion.

FUTURE TECH October 28, 2015

Pentagon To Increase Unmanned Drone Flights Across The Globe By 50 Percent

The Pentagon has decided to dramatically increase the number of daily drone flights over the next four years, enabling military commanders to access more intelligence and firepower. In addition to the Air Force, the Army, Special Operations Command and government contractors will handle drone flights as well.

August 18, 2015

U.S. Military Satellite Explodes, Possibly Due To Temperature Spike

The Dmsp-F13 satellite has exploded in orbit. What happened to this military weather satellite?

Space March 3, 2015

Next Air Force One Will be a Boeing 747-8: What We Know So Far

News of the upcoming Air Force One is welcome respite for Boeing, which announced last month that it would slow down production of the 747 due to declining demand.

FUTURE TECH January 29, 2015

Elon Musk Settles Dispute Against U.S. Air Force: Improves Landscape for Military Launches

Elon Musk has dropped the lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force. SpaceX previously alleged that the Air Force wrongly awarded satellite launch contract to United Launch Alliance (ULA).

Space January 26, 2015

Air Force's secret mystery space plane may land today

The U.S. Air Force's top secret X-37B plane will return from Earth's orbit after over two years there. The space plane will potentially land at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base today.

Geek October 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force sending satellites into space for 'neighborhood watch'

The U.S. Air Force is launching three satellites to build its space awareness program.

Space July 24, 2014

Government considered using Carl Sagan to help them blow up the moon - report

Newly-released plans show the United States once considered spying or launching missiles from the moon. It even tried to enlist Carl Sagan to help them blow it up.

Space July 22, 2014

Air Force, ULA can buy Russian-made rockets, court lifts injunction

The ban temporarily prohibiting the purchase of Russian rocket engines was lifted Thursday after three U.S. officials testified that the dealings do not infringe the current sanctions imposed against the Russian government.

Space May 11, 2014

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