Ever dreamed of owning Air Force One? Now you can! Technically, a president has to be in an Air Force jet for it to be officially called Air Force One. But this plane "was part of Air Force 2 and may have acted as Air Force 1," according to the GSA Auctions page where you can bid on the aircraft: The bidding starts at $50,000. Below, a slideshow of photos from the Air Force...
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By: Leonard David Published: 02/22/2013 06:53 AM EST on SPACE.comThe U.S. Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane is quietly chalking up mileage in space more than two months after its latest launch into orbit. The robotic X-37B space plane soared into orbit atop an Atlas 5 rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Dec. 11. The mini-shuttle's mission is...
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Presumably to dig us out of this massive deficit, the government is auctioning a former Air Force One plane, which it will probably replace with another Air Force One plane that's newer and 10x more expensive. You know, I wish we could choose where our tax dollars went because I'd want mine just flushed down the shitter and the video broadcast over the internet. It's not...
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HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The U.S. Air Force recently announced that it has awarded Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. an $18.3 million firm fixed-price contract to cover depot activation for the Air Force’s Predator and Reaper unmanned aircraft.The work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Warner-Robins Air Force Base in Georgia and Tinker Air Force Base...
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Air Force’s unmanned aircraft reaches 5 times the speed of sound the Associated Press Published May 3, 2013 04:48PM MDT Los Angeles • An experimental, unmanned aircraft developed for the U.S. Air Force went hypersonic during a test off the Southern California coast, traveling at more than 3,000 mph, the Air Force said Friday. The X-51A WaveRider flew for more than three...
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Solar plane lands in Ariz. after hours in air at night, 1st leg of trip to several cities
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The reserve unit that flies the Air Force's high-altitude, unmanned Global Hawk aircraft out of Beale Air Force Base near Marysville is standing down in September, a casualty of federal budget cuts. Unmanned Global Hawks, like this one at Beale Air Force Base near Marysville, are operated by the 13th Reconnaissance Squadron, which will stand down in September.
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Utah’s ATK lands Air Force contract worth up to $81 million by Steven Oberbeck The Salt Lake Tribune Published Mar 14, 2013 07:43PM MDT Alliant Techsystems Inc. has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force that could generate up to $81 million for the company over the next five years. Under the agreement the Space Development and Test Directorate, ATK personnel in Utah...
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - The U.S. Air Force launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from a California base on Wednesday, a month after the test flight was postponed because of tensions with North Korea. The Minuteman 3 lifted off at 6:27 a.m. PDT Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base. It splashed down less than 30 minutes later and 4,000 miles...
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The Air Vehicles Directorate, a research arm of the Air Force, has released a video outlining the the future capabilities of Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs). The project promises to revolutionize war.
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