This Stealth Missile Will Use EMPs To Cripple Enemy Electronics 

The Pentagon’s Counter-Electronics High-Power Advanced Microwave Project (CHAMP) has been one of the sci-fi like weapons programs that has the ability to change warfare as we know forever. Now it looks like the CHAMP has found an ideal delivery vehicle, the stealthy Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range.
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Infrared Search And Track Systems And The Future Of The US Fighter Force

Lockheed has a new modular sensor system for combat aircraft dubbed the "Legion Pod" that aims at plugging a major hole in US air warfare capability. It provides a bolt-on Infrared Search and Track (IRST) system for optically hunting down enemy aircraft, especially stealthy ones, that our radars have trouble detecting. » 3/26/15 3:21pm 3/26/15 3:21pm

At What Point Does The USAF's War Against The A-10 Become Sabotage?

The USAF's leadership wants the A-10 Warthog retired seemingly at all costs. Now it appears that USAF went far beyond broken logic and used-car salesmanship to make their anti-Warthog case, cooking the books and apparently putting an informal gag order on officers that may otherwise tell the truth about the jet's… » 2/12/15 3:09pm 2/12/15 3:09pm

Distracted Driving is No Joke (update)

Last night I lost a dear friend. Lieutenant Colonel Phil Cooley, USAF Retired, was killed on January 6th by a "distracted driver" identified as 38-year-old Jesse Matamales of Yoder, Colorado. According to several news reports, Matamales was driving an uninsured 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 truck. What you see above are the… » 1/07/15 5:42pm 1/07/15 5:42pm

Exclusive: Meet The USAF's Long Awaited KC-46A Pegasus Tanker 

It's been a decade and a half in the making, but now the time has finally come to see the USAF's new tanker in whole form, moving under its own power. The KC-46A is based on different elements of different variations of the Boeing 767, and once fielded, it will represent a massive capability increase in American… » 12/27/14 7:48pm 12/27/14 7:48pm

Two Air National Guard F-16s Collide Over Kansas

A pair of F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 125th FS of the Oklahoma Air National Guard reportedly collided while in a training exercise somewhere over Moline, Kansas. Both pilots are fine but one of the them had to eject and their jet appears to have been destroyed on impact. The other aircraft landed safely back in… » 10/20/14 10:59pm 10/20/14 10:59pm

Why the Human Body Can't Handle Heavy Acceleration

Our bodies are surprisingly resilient in many situations, but rapid acceleration is not one of them. While the human body can withstand any constant speed—be it 20 miles per hour or 20 billion miles per hour—we can only change that rate of travel relatively slowly. Speed up or slow down too quickly and it's lights… » 10/01/14 3:53pm 10/01/14 3:53pm

Elon Musk: SpaceX Will File Suit Against the U.S. Government

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Elon Musk, CEO and founder of SpaceX, announced Friday that SpaceX is filing suit against the Federal Government to protest and break the US Air Force's awarding of lucrative launch contracts for high priority national security satellites to a sole rocket provider – United Launch Alliance (ULA) – on a non competitive… » 4/26/14 12:13pm 4/26/14 12:13pm

Memory Fast Lane: The 1991 Ford GT (Escort that is)

When I graduated from college, way back in 1991, I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the USAF. Back in the day, we had to wait to enter Active Duty until we trained so we had to wait around for the Air Force to put us to work. My Dad found me an awesome job driving truck for a whopping $19 an hour, that's about… » 8/11/13 4:07pm 8/11/13 4:07pm

This Is How The Air Force Refuels Planes Midair

Have you ever wondered how the Air Force gets fuel into planes in midair? I bet you thought the pilots did it all. They certainly play a big role, but the main person in this operation is a guy (or gal) laying on his stomach, looking out of a huge window in the bottom of the tanker plane, "flying" the fuel boom with… » 2/28/13 10:33am 2/28/13 10:33am

Museum of the US Air Force - Restoration Facility Photo Dump

My family and I flew up to Dayton for a couple of days to check out the Air Force Museum.  When we arrived we signed up for the presidential hangar bus trip and I signed up as a standby for the restoration facility tour. They only get 44 people over there once a week, so this was a rare opportunity. Amazingly enough I… » 2/18/13 1:18pm 2/18/13 1:18pm