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Joby Extends Its Contract With the Department of Defense, Increases Its Value by $45M
Joby Extends Its Contract With the Department of Defense, Increases Its Value by $45M

11 Aug 2022, 07:40 UTC / Joby Aviation has expanded its existing contract with U.S. Air Force’s Agility Prime program, increasing the contract's potential value by over $45 million

 
U.S. Air Force Completes First Crewed Flight of ALIA eVTOL Aircraft
U.S. Air Force Completes First Crewed Flight of ALIA eVTOL Aircraft

15 Mar 2022, 01:23 UTC / The U.S. Air Force pilots Hank "Hog" Griffiths and Maj. Jonathan Appleby have successfully flown BETA Technologies' ALIA eVTOL for the first time

 
Bell Moves Forward With Development of Its Military High-Speed VTOL Aircraft
Bell Moves Forward With Development of Its Military High-Speed VTOL Aircraft

17 Feb 2022, 00:38 UTC / Bell will advance the development of its high-speed vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (HSVTOL) for military applications

 
Not Enemies, but Raindrops Could Become a Nightmare for USAF’s Hypersonic Aircraft
Not Enemies, but Raindrops Could Become a Nightmare for USAF’s Hypersonic Aircraft

7 Feb 2022, 09:05 UTC / The U.S. Air Force is pumping $1 million into a strategic research project that could prevent the massive risks of rain for hypersonic rockets and aircraft

 
The U.S. Air Force Starts Testing Cargo Hypersonic Flights, Deployed by the Massive Roc
The U.S. Air Force Starts Testing Cargo Hypersonic Flights, Deployed by the Massive Roc

27 Jan 2022, 05:30 UTC / The U.S. Air Force will officially kick off tests for cargo transportation using hypersonic flights, conducted by test vehicles launched from the Roc aircraft

 
UK Royal Air Force’s Typhoons Arrive in the U.S., Ready to Show off Their Skills
UK Royal Air Force’s Typhoons Arrive in the U.S., Ready to Show off Their Skills

24 Jan 2022, 09:18 UTC / The British Royal Force, the U.S. Air Force, and the Australian Air Force are developing their capabilities in the U.S.-based Red Flag major exercise

 
Air Force Base in California Welcomes Alfred, the U.S. Army’s First Kitchen Chef Robot
Air Force Base in California Welcomes Alfred, the U.S. Army’s First Kitchen Chef Robot

27 Dec 2021, 07:40 UTC / The U.S. Department of Defense want to transition to automated food preparation for military units, and Alfred is the pioneering robot to kick things off

 
First U.S. Air Force F-35A Fighter Jets Land at RAF Lakenheath
First U.S. Air Force F-35A Fighter Jets Land at RAF Lakenheath

17 Dec 2021, 17:22 UTC / After six years, the first U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft arrived at the Royal Air Force Lakenheath base on December 15th

 
RAF Fighter Jets Look Like Clones in the Sky During Joint Exercise With U.S. Air Force
RAF Fighter Jets Look Like Clones in the Sky During Joint Exercise With U.S. Air Force

12 Nov 2021, 14:18 UTC / During a massive exercise jointly conducted in the North Sea region by the Royal Air Force and U.S. Air Force, more than 26 aircraft showed what they can do

 
Two Avenger Drones Use Skyborg Autonomy System to "Talk" to Each Other Mid-Flight
Two Avenger Drones Use Skyborg Autonomy System to "Talk" to Each Other Mid-Flight

2 Nov 2021, 01:39 UTC / The U.S. Air Force tested the Skyborg autonomy core system aboard two MQ-20 Avenger drones. The aircraft "talked" with each other to ensure a coordinated flight

 
Somebody Put a Rifle on a Robot Dog and It's Definitely Intimidating
Somebody Put a Rifle on a Robot Dog and It's Definitely Intimidating

13 Oct 2021, 02:15 UTC / Unveiled at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting, the robot dog as 6.5mm Creedmoor rifle mounted on its back

 
New U.S. Air Force Compass Call Electronic Warfare Jet Completes Maiden Flight
New U.S. Air Force Compass Call Electronic Warfare Jet Completes Maiden Flight

7 Oct 2021, 20:18 UTC / The U.S. Air Force’s new Compass Call aircraft took to the skies for the first time and successfully completed its first flight

 
Lockheed-Martin Delivers Bonkers High Energy Laser for Testing on the AC-130J
Lockheed-Martin Delivers Bonkers High Energy Laser for Testing on the AC-130J

7 Oct 2021, 15:44 UTC / Lockheed-Martin inked a deal with the U.S. Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center worth $12 million over five years to develop the system for seafaring vessels

 
F-35A Lightning II Carries Out Final Flight Test Exercise With Nuclear Gravity Bombs
F-35A Lightning II Carries Out Final Flight Test Exercise With Nuclear Gravity Bombs

5 Oct 2021, 04:11 UTC / Two U.S. Air Force joint strike fighters have successfully released the latest version of the B61 family of air-launched nuclear gravity bombs in a recent demo

 
Rolls-Royce to Put New Jet Engines on the U.S. Air Force B-52 Bomber Fleet
Rolls-Royce to Put New Jet Engines on the U.S. Air Force B-52 Bomber Fleet

25 Sep 2021, 04:34 UTC / On Friday, September 24th, the U.S. Air Force awarded a $2.6 billion contract to Rolls-Royce to provide jet engines for the B-52 bomber fleet

 
Take a Trip to Georgia Next Month, Watch the A-10 Thunderbolt in Action
Take a Trip to Georgia Next Month, Watch the A-10 Thunderbolt in Action

22 Sep 2021, 14:29 UTC / At the end of October, four members of the A-10 Thunderbolt Demo Team will show their skills and aircraft at the Wings Over Georgia Air Show

 
F-15E Strike Eagle Looks Menacing All Loaded With Upgraded Precision-Guided Bombs
F-15E Strike Eagle Looks Menacing All Loaded With Upgraded Precision-Guided Bombs

3 Sep 2021, 14:45 UTC / The U.S. Air Force equipped three fighter jets with modified precision-guided bombs as part of the QUICKSINK Joint Capability Technology Demonstration.

 
Boeing's Most Advanced F-15 Strike Eagle Jets Gear Up to Fly Over the Skies of Qatar
Boeing's Most Advanced F-15 Strike Eagle Jets Gear Up to Fly Over the Skies of Qatar

25 Aug 2021, 21:04 UTC / On August 25th, Boeing has celebrated the naming and rollout of the F-15 Qatar Advanced jets, known as the F-15QA, at its St. Louis facility.

 
Fighter Jet Uses Infrared Search-and-Track, Destroys Target With AIM-120 Missile
Fighter Jet Uses Infrared Search-and-Track, Destroys Target With AIM-120 Missile

11 Aug 2021, 08:58 UTC / On August 5th, the U.S. Air Force successfully shot a QF-16 aerial target with the first-ever live fire of an AIM-120 missile from an F-15C Eagle.

 
U.S. Air Force Pilots Start Testing New Wearable Tech
U.S. Air Force Pilots Start Testing New Wearable Tech

10 Aug 2021, 07:01 UTC / The U.S. Air Force pilots have started tested new wearable tech that includes a Garmin Fenix 6 watch, a Hidrate Spark Smart Water Bottle, and an Oura ring.