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Raytheon’s New Peregrine Missile: Smaller, Faster, More Maneuverable [Sponsored]

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Raytheon’s StormBreaker Small Diameter Bomb II guided glide bomb “means that enemies can’t hide behind adverse weather, smoke or dust, anymore. Its tri-mode seeker is one-of-kind technology and gives pilots the ability to destroy moving targets from standoff ranges,” says Kim Ernzen, vice president for Air Warfare Systems.

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UPDATED: House Bill Silent on Space Force, Sets Up Debate on Nuke Modernization

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House Democrats release a 2020 defense policy bill that requires the Pentagon to write plenty of reports, but eases away from the HASC Chairman’s earlier remarks on nuclear modernization.

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Acting SecAF & Roper Likely Head To Paris Show, With F-35A

Posted by Colin Clark on


Amid chatter about what aircraft will make their way to Paris, the Air Force going all in.

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SecAF Questions Space Development Agency; Air Force Didn’t Want Boeing F-15X

Posted by Colin Clark on


We’ve already got SMC and the NRO. What the heck will a Space Development Agency do that’s different, and why.

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Clash of Strategies: Capability Or Capacity, Today Or Tomorrow?

Posted by Mark Cancian on


As the Pentagon finishes its strategic review, the stage is set for another struggle over whether to ready for a high-end war with Russia or China or just manage the current, much lower intensity battles around the world. In military terms it’s a choice between capability and capacity. The outcome will shape the four services… Keep reading →

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Boost The US Bomber Force: Dollars vs. Operational Needs

Posted by Mark Gunzinger on


The United States Air Force should consider shifting its balance of its strike forces from fighters to long-range bombers. At the end of the Cold War, the Air Force’s combat aircraft inventory included 411 bombers. Today, it has a total of 158 B-1, B-52, and B-2 bombers, of which only 96 are designated as Primary… Keep reading →

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America’s Air Superiority Crisis

Posted by David Deptula on


  The Air Force already has a big hole in its capabilities for the future: it needs what it is calling Penetrating Counter Air, a very fast, long-range, sensor-loaded and furiously lethal aircraft. But that effort is designed to fill a need in 2030. Dave Deptula, head of the Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute and… Keep reading →

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A-10 To Fly Til 2021; Plans To Buy More F-35As: Goldfein

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: Congressional supporters can heave a sigh of relief with word from Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein that the ugly and effective A-10 will keep flying through 2021. But Goldfein seemed to make pretty clear that the plane will probably be retired after that because Close Air Support missions can be carried out by… Keep reading →

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Air Force Moves Aggressively On Lasers

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


TYSON’S CORNER: All branches of the military really want laser weapons. But they don’t all want them for the same missions. What struck me after a recent conference here was how differently the US Air Force is approaching lasers. The USAF is pursing a two-pronged approach: They want to mount lasers on both the large… Keep reading →

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No US Military Planes Will Fly At Paris Air Show; Pakistan’s JF-17 Will

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WASHINGTON: At least the US military is attending the Paris Air Show in some force this year, but right now none of the American aircraft pictured below are scheduled to fly at the show. Some 90 US military personnel will be on hand to maintain the aircraft and safeguard them. Here’s the list of military aircraft that… Keep reading →

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