NASA wants high-performance spaceflight computing capabilities

NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, N.M., are requesting research and development proposals to define the type of spacecraft computing needed for future missions.

CIA up to speed on Big Data in the 1960s

Last week the CIA published a 1962 internal document that seems to show it was contemplating some very advanced data techniques half a century ago.

Mach 6 aircraft lost seconds after takeoff

The Air Force has suffered another setback to its attempts to build a plane that could reach anywhere in the world within an hour.

F-22 Raptor pilots told to stop wearing faulty pressure vests

US Air Force (USAF) pilots flying the F-22 Raptor have been known to experience symptoms of hypoxia while operating the aircraft.

Spaceplane touches down after more than a year

After a record-breaking 15-month secret mission, the US Air Force's X-37 B robotic space plane has touched down at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Lockheed Martin showcases upgraded F-16V

The F-16 Fighting Falcon - which took its first flight in 1974 - has been in production for many years now. Originally envisioned as an air superiority fighter, the F-16 eventually evolved into an all-weather multirole aircraft.

Air Force downplays drone virus

The U.S. Air Force is downplaying reports of a rampaging drone virus, claiming the infection was properly and easily contained from the start.

Air Force Thunderbirds fly show on biofuel

Two of the Air Force’s Thunderbirds aerial team members recently flew their F-16s in a Department of Defense aerial team show running on a blend of camelina-based biofuel and regular jet fuel.

USAF wants mind-reading drones

Unmanned, remotely operated military drones are either loved and hated in almost equal measure, depending on who you ask, of course.

DARPA's new telescope is ready for aliens

The Air Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have just created the world’s coolest telescope, strong enough to see all those aliens on other planets. 

Top-secret robotic space plane achieves orbit

An experimental robotic space plane was launched into space today atop the Atlas V rocket as part of a classified Air Force mission that could last up to nine months.

Air Force ups wave power efficiency to 99 percent

Air Force researchers say they've managed to harness more than 99 percent of wave energy.

To X-37B or not to X-37B? 

Back in May 2010, shortly after it was launched, I wrote a speculative piece about the military's X-37B experimental unmanned craft.

Air Force blocks access to newspapers online

The world's bastion of free speech and liberty, the USA, has banned Air Force personnel from reading some of the most prominent and well-respected newspapers in the world.

Mobile enterprise platform keeps military logistics combat ready

Tracking equipment, munitions and MREs (Meal, Ready to Eat) becomes mission-critical when members of the U.S. Air Force deploy to the battlefield. 

A careless check-in costs lives, says Air Force

The Air Force is warning its troops not to use location-based services such as FourSquare, Facebook Places and Gowalla because they could, er, give away their location.

USAF locks and loads for digital combat

The United States Air Force (USAF) is preparing for a new role in defending the country from hostile cyber attacks.

Aliens interfering with nukes, say Air Force officers

Aliens have been buzzing around missile bases and deactivating nuclear weapons, according to a group of six Air Force officers and a UFO researcher.

Junk-tracking satellite sends back first signals

Boeing has received the first signals from its Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) satellite following its launch on Saturday night from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Medal of Honor pulled from US military stores

After widespread criticism of the game, the US military has decided not to sell Medal of Honor at its military base exchanges, and GameStop has also said it won't stock it.