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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 · By: Florina Spînu / 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.

 
Air Force Tests Laser Pods in Wind Tunnels, Plans to Use Them Onto Fighter Jets
Air Force Tests Laser Pods in Wind Tunnels, Plans to Use Them Onto Fighter Jets

5 Aug 2021, 08:52 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / The Arnold Engineering Development Complex has recently begun testing experimental directed energy weapons in wind tunnels.

 
U.S. Air Force THOR Drone Killer to Be Joined by "Hammer" Weapon System
U.S. Air Force THOR Drone Killer to Be Joined by "Hammer" Weapon System

30 Jul 2021, 12:27 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / The U.S. Air Force announced that a new, upgraded high-power microwave weapon system is joining the THOR drone killer system.

 
USAF’s Youngest Tanker KC-46A One Step Closer to Playing in the Big Boys’ League
USAF’s Youngest Tanker KC-46A One Step Closer to Playing in the Big Boys’ League

20 Jul 2021, 20:30 UTC · By: Otilia Drăgan / The KC-46A Pegasus just got a boost from the U.S. Air Mobility Command, taking it one step further towards fully becoming the next-generation tanker.

 
USSF to Conquer Deep-Space With Groundbreaking Solar Thermal-Powered Spacecraft
USSF to Conquer Deep-Space With Groundbreaking Solar Thermal-Powered Spacecraft

20 Jul 2021, 07:14 UTC · By: Otilia Drăgan / U.S. Space Force's future spacecraft, Scorpius, uses solar power to become faster and more efficient even than nuclear-powered models.

 
USAF’s New eVTOL Can Reach 180 MPH Using 50 Percent Less Energy Than an EV
USAF’s New eVTOL Can Reach 180 MPH Using 50 Percent Less Energy Than an EV

18 Jul 2021, 11:42 UTC · By: Otilia Drăgan / The fast and silent Heaviside just got cleared by the U.S. Air Force to begin official military-directed testing, before entering service within USAF

 
All-Conquering F-35 Lightning Shows the World It’s Ready to “Fix, Fly and Fight”
All-Conquering F-35 Lightning Shows the World It’s Ready to “Fix, Fly and Fight”

16 Jul 2021, 16:00 UTC · By: Otilia Drăgan / The U.S. Marine Corps' fighter jet is the perfect reflection of the "Fix, Fly and Fight" motto, and is now getting a chance to showcase its amazing power.

 
U.S. Air Force Proves That Reaper Drones Can Now Take-Off and Land on Their Own
U.S. Air Force Proves That Reaper Drones Can Now Take-Off and Land on Their Own

16 Jul 2021, 11:44 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / The U.S. Air Force has recently demonstrated in two-day test that its MQ-9 Reaper drone can autonomously take-off and land.

 
Iconic AC-47 Spooky and AC-130J Ghostrider Rule the Sky in Gunship Legacy Flight
Iconic AC-47 Spooky and AC-130J Ghostrider Rule the Sky in Gunship Legacy Flight

13 Jul 2021, 20:30 UTC · By: Otilia Drăgan / Feast your eyes on some of the rarest military aircraft, at the world's largest airshow, in Wisconsin. The venerable AC-47 Spooky is getting ready for the show.

 
It’s a First: U.S. F-22 Raptor and French F3-R Rafale Fly Together Over Hawaii
It’s a First: U.S. F-22 Raptor and French F3-R Rafale Fly Together Over Hawaii

10 Jul 2021, 12:32 UTC · By: Otilia Drăgan / The famous F3-R Rafale and the F-22 Raptor learned a thing or two from each other, as the French fighter flew for the first time in the Hawaiian airspace

 
Next-Generation Bomber B-21 Raider Looks Even Stealthier in New USAF Rendering
Next-Generation Bomber B-21 Raider Looks Even Stealthier in New USAF Rendering

8 Jul 2021, 07:19 UTC · By: Otilia Drăgan / The U.S. Air Force's long-awaited, famous new stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider, is closer than ever to becoming fully operational

 
Rotor X Joins eVTOL Market With Quad-Rotor Air Taxi, Promises High Efficiency
Rotor X Joins eVTOL Market With Quad-Rotor Air Taxi, Promises High Efficiency

29 Jun 2021, 13:57 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / Arizona-based Rotor X (RX) announced its first eVTOL designed to carry up to six passengers and carry up to 1,600 lbs of cargo

 
USAF’s First Electric Ultra-Short Takeoff Plane Blows eVTOLs Out of the Water
USAF’s First Electric Ultra-Short Takeoff Plane Blows eVTOLs Out of the Water

23 Jun 2021, 12:01 UTC · By: Otilia Drăgan / Forget about eVTOLs, the U.S. Air Force's future eSTOL boasts incredible power, range and payload capability, at only half the operating cost.

 
U.S. Air Force Plans to Deliver Cargo Worldwide via Large Commercial Rockets
U.S. Air Force Plans to Deliver Cargo Worldwide via Large Commercial Rockets

7 Jun 2021, 12:41 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / The U.S. Air Force announced its fourth Vanguard program which aims to use large commercial rockets to repidly deliver cargo across the world.

 
F-15s Clear the Way for F-35s During USAF Coordinated Electronic Attack Tests
F-15s Clear the Way for F-35s During USAF Coordinated Electronic Attack Tests

24 May 2021, 14:31 UTC · By: Otilia Drăgan / The latest electronic warfare technology on the F-15s could be used to help F-35s become even more efficient in combat, according to recent USAF tests.

 
USAF Transport Aircraft Can Now Drop Weapons With Parachutes During Combat
USAF Transport Aircraft Can Now Drop Weapons With Parachutes During Combat

23 May 2021, 13:20 UTC · By: Otilia Drăgan / Rapid Dragon, Air Force's program for developing transport aircraft's ability to drop munitions during conflict, was successfully tested at Emerald Warrior.

 
U.S. Military Aircraft and Ships Look Stunning on the Alaska Background
U.S. Military Aircraft and Ships Look Stunning on the Alaska Background

14 May 2021, 12:34 UTC · By: Otilia Drăgan / During the 2-week long Northern Edge military exercise in Alaska, some of the most impressive U.S. Navy ships and U.S. Air Force aircraft flexed their skills.

 
F-15E Fighter Jets Can Now Be Loaded With Twice as Many JASSM Missiles
F-15E Fighter Jets Can Now Be Loaded With Twice as Many JASSM Missiles

13 May 2021, 13:55 UTC · By: Otilia Drăgan / During the recent Project Strike Rodeo, an F-15E fighter jet was loaded with 5 JASSMs for the first time, thanks to the efforts of a dedicated team.

 
U.S. Air Force Program to Bring Connectivity for Tactical Missions in the Arctic
U.S. Air Force Program to Bring Connectivity for Tactical Missions in the Arctic

11 May 2021, 07:16 UTC · By: Otilia Drăgan / Hughes Network Systems and OneWeb signed a contract with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab for introducing broadband connectivity in the Polar region.

 
B-52 Bomber Performs Simulated Hypersonic Missile Strike in Alaska Exercise
B-52 Bomber Performs Simulated Hypersonic Missile Strike in Alaska Exercise

7 May 2021, 14:43 UTC · By: Otilia Drăgan / U.S. Air Force announced the successful simulation of a hypersonic missile strike, during a Northern Edge maneuver in Alaska.