The US military has had a robotic space plane in orbit around Earth since December - and no one knows what it's doing. The US Air Force's X-37B space craft is a reusable, currently unmanned vehicle similar - though smaller - than the retired Space Shuttle. The Boeing-built X-37B is about 30 feet long, 15 feet wide, weighs 11,000 pounds and can carry about the same load as a...
(3 months and 2 days ago)
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...
(16 days ago)
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...
(11 days ago)
LONDON - Two passengers on board a Pakistan International Airlines flight were arrested Friday on suspicion of endangering an aircraft after Britain scrambled two Royal Air Force Typhoon jets to investigate and escort the plane to safety.
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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Air Force is not saying if a military tanker refueling plane that crashed Friday in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan is from Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane....
(22 days ago)
In a stunning reversal that comes amid intense scrutiny on the U.S. government’s secretive drone program, the U.S. Air Force said late Friday that it will no longer disclose the number of drone strikes it launches in Afghanistan.
(2 months and 18 days ago)
The U.S. Air Force has sided with Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer (ERJ), saying Friday that the company and its lead American partner Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), should continue with its light air support contract after a four day suspension.
(2 months and 12 days ago)
RAPID CITY — A decorated Air Force general who died with his wife in a plane crash near Williamsburg, Va., once served as commander of Ellsworth Air Force Base The Air Force says Maj. Gen. Joseph Brown and Susan Brown died Friday when the single-engine Cessna 210 he was flying crashed. KOTA television reports that Brown served at Ellsworth from 2001 to 2005, taking over as...
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The Air Force said Maj. Gen. Joseph D. Brown IV, 54, and his wife, Susan D. Brown, died Friday when the single-engine Cessna 210 he was flying crashed.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force on Monday said it took steps to fully fund the first increment of a new ground-based radar to track satellites and other objects in space in its fiscal 2104 budget proposal, but there was no funding for a second site for now.
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