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air forceSpaceX Falcon Heavy Core Might Still Be Reusable

Elon Musk indicates that the Falcon Heavy central core booster’s engines could be recovered and reused pending inspection.

air forceAir Force Bases Need $4.9 Billion for Hurricane Repairs

The US Air Force requires $1.2 billion in FY2019 and $3.7 billion in FY2020/FY2021 of supplemental funding to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base and recover Offutt Tyndall Air Force Base. Without supplemental funding, the US Air Force would have to …

air forceUS Military Procurement at a Quarter Trillion in 2020

In 2020, the US military will spend nearly a quarter of trillion dollars to buy military weapons and hardware. The Navy will get the most at about $70 billion, then the air force at $57 billion. SOURCES- DOD Budget Written …

air forceBoeing Reveals Drone Wingman

Boeing will create a jet fighter companion drone for Australia’s airforce. The Boeing Airpower Teaming System will provide a disruptive advantage for allied forces’ manned/unmanned missions. Jet fighter drones will eventually provide force multiplier benefits for Air Force pilots. In …

air forceIndia and Pakistan On the Verge of Another War

India and Pakistan are using airstrikes against each other and both also shot down each other’s fighter jets on Wednesday. Pakistan captured an Indian pilot. These are the first air strikes they have exchanged since 1971. Pakistan and Indian ground …

air forceNew Lockheed F-21 Fighter Jet Joins India’s Perpetual Negotiations

Lockheed has offered India a new F-21 fighter jet. The F-21 will have some parts and technology from the F-35 and the F-22 stealth fighter. The F-21 seems to be a modified version of the F-16. The F-21 will have …

air forceSupersonic blown air will enable super stealthy drones and planes

MAGMA is a small drone which will use a unique blown-air system to move the aircraft and it will enable stealthier aircraft designs. The supersonic blown air means moving wing flaps and other mechanical control surfaces are not needed. The …

air forceChina Airshow shows J-20 with missile bay open and new missiles

China showed off four J-20 stealth fighters during the last day of the 12th Zhuhai Air Show. Two of the stealth fighters opened their weapons bay to show four medium-range air-to-air missiles and two close-range combat missiles. They also had …

air forceChina adds thrust vectoring for better aerial movement on J-10 fighters

China’s J-10 fighter has been upgraded with thrust vectoring controls. This allows for better aerial movement. The J-10 is a copy of the American F-16. The Chinese J-10 was built with Israeli assistance from Israel’s F-16-based Lavi fighter. It is …

air forceBoeing will spend 35% of military purchase in Israel

Boeing will collaborate with Israeli industries for at least 35 percent of the value of any transaction it signs with the Israeli government. Israel will be buying about $10 billion worth of jet fighters, helicopters and other military gear. The …