Cyber tools are weapons, USAF says

The US Air Force has defended itself against evil accountants by  designating six software tools as weapons so that they can compete for scarce dollars in the Pentagon budget.

F-35A Joint Strike Fighter (JSA) training begins

The US Air Force has kicked off official flight training for the F-35 - despite a small fleet that  is years away from any sort of operational status.

U.S. Air Force wants to fry enemy anti-aircraft sensors

Thanks to the crisis in Libya, terms like "no fly zone," "air defense" and "anti-aircraft missiles" are bombarding the headlines once again with a vengeance. 



Second secret spaceplane to launch today

The US Air Force will today launch its second X-37B spaceplane from Cape Canveral to intesnse interest from Russia and China, which are suspicious about its secret payload.

US Air Force launches biggest ever spy satellite

The US Air Force launched a massive spy satellite yesterday for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Lockheed wants to build a Space Fence

Lockheed Martin recently submitted a detailed proposal for the development of a sophisticated "Space Fence."

US Air Force wants a microwave weapon ASAP

The US Air Force has asked Lockheed Martin to design a weapon that uses high-power microwave energy beams to disable enemy electronic systems without endangering personnel. 

US Air Force recruits 70 bomb-busting ‘bots

The US Air Force is recruiting 70 Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGV) to help airmen dispose of lethal explosive ordnance in the field.

X-51A WaveRider hits Mach 5

The sleek X-51A WaveRider managed to achieve a top speed of Mach 5 at an altitude of 70,000 feet during a recent test flight by the US Air Force.

US Air Force preps WaveRider for hypersonic flight

The US Air Force is preparing the unmanned X-51A WaveRider for its first hypersonic flight on Tuesday, May 25.

Raytheon designs advanced GPS controls

The US Air Force has selected Raytheon to design an advanced control segment that is expected to significantly improve the accuracy of information originating from Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites.