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Top-Secret UFO Program Revealed in TV's 'Project Blue Book'

Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have long inspired curiosity and speculation, but when did our fascination with UFOs really take off? A new television drama explores the origins of the UFO phenomenon, drawing from the incredible true story of the U.S. government's decades-long investigation of reported UFO encounters. The secret program -- dubbed Project Blue Book -- launched in 1952 and was monitored by the U.S. Air Force until the project's termination in 1969. During that time, ex...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Air Force, History Channel, Leary, U S Air Force, Lubbock Texas, Jablonski, David O Leary, Aidan Gillen Littlefinger, J Allen Hynek, Project Blue Book, National Archives Now, Hynek, Flatwoods West Virginia, Lubbock Lights

Relativity Space gets a historic place to use for its Cape Canaveral launch pad in Florida

Relativity Space, the California-based rocket startup that got its start in Seattle, has won Air Force clearance to build its Florida launch facility on a site that saw service during NASA’s Apollo and Gemini programs in the 1960s. The lease agreement gives Relativity Space exclusive use of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 16 — which was first used for Titan missile launches, and then for Gemini crew processing and static firing tests of the Apollo service module’s propulsion en...
Tags: Florida, Science, California, Nasa, Air Force, Seattle, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

The Air Force's New KC-46 Pegasus Tanker Has A Problem: It Could ‘Unstealth’ a Stealth Bomber

So how do we fix it?
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In 1975, the Air Force Considered Turning the A-10 Warthog Into a Nuclear Bomber

In December 1975, Secretary of Defense Bill Clements wanted to know how much it would cost to modify F-15 and F-16 fighter jets so they could carry atomic weapons. Two months later, the Air Force sent back data on what it would take to upgrade those two types of aircraft—or the A-10—with nukes.
Tags: Science, Defense, Air Force, Bill Clements

After years of delay, Air Force accepts first Boeing KC-46 tanker; delivery coming soon

After struggling through years of delay and absorbing billions of dollars of cost overruns, Boeing says the U.S. Air Force has accepted the first of what’s expected to be hundreds of KC-46 tanker aircraft. In a news release, Boeing said the milestone delivery to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan., should be made “in the coming weeks.” “We look forward to working with the Air Force, and the Navy, during their initial operational test and evaluation of the KC-46, as we further demonstrate t...
Tags: Science, Navy, Air Force, Boeing, Wichita, U S Air Force, McConnell Air Force Base

The Air Force Has a Plan to Save Navy Warships from Missile Attacks

The U.S. Air Force has an idea: send out robot boats to detect sea-skimming missiles and give manned warships time to defend themselves.
Tags: Science, Navy, Air Force, U S Air Force, Missile Attacks

RIP F-35: The Air Force's Sixth-Generation Fighter Could Make Everything Obsolete

Current work on a futuristic 6th-gen fighter - to come after and fly alongside upgraded F-35s -- includes development of stealthy drone fighters, hypersonic flight, lasers, new precision weaponry and advanced AI able organize targeting data in milliseconds.
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Another Reason Why the F-22 Raptor Is the Most Dangerous Fighter in the Sky

The Air Force and Lockheed Martin have now “validated” several new weapons on the F-22 Raptor to equip the stealth fighter with more long-range precision attack technology, a wider targeting envelope or “field of regard” and new networking technology enabling improved, real-time “collaborative targeting” between aircraft.
Tags: Science, Lockheed Martin, Air Force

Russia's Air Force Is Getting Lots of New Aircraft (Just Not a Lot of Su-57s or Stealth)

What happenned to the Su-57?
Tags: Science, Russia, Air Force

Retired General Warns Against Letting China Dominate 5G Networks

China will gain a capability for mayhem and mass surveillance if it dominates advanced 5G networks that link billions of devices, retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Spalding said in a memo that was obtained by Bloomberg News. “The more connected we are, and 5G will make us the most connected by far, the more vulnerable we become,” Spalding, who left the National Security Council last year, said in the memo.
Tags: Science, China, National Security Council, Air Force, Bloomberg News, Robert Spalding

The Air Force's 'Laser' Future: Firing Laser Weapons from F-35s, F-15s and C-130s?

That could be the plan. 
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Why the Air Force's B-2 Stealth Bomber Is Nearly Unstoppable

The B-2 is the most advanced bomber in U.S. service, and the only one of three types that still carries nuclear gravity bombs.
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Why the Air Force's B-2 Stealth Bomber Is Nearly Unstoppable

The B-2 is the most advanced bomber in U.S. service, and the only one of three types that still carries nuclear gravity bombs.
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Introducing the F-15X: Would the Air Force Buy a Non 'Stealth' Fighter?

Were a contract to materialize, the F-15X could become the Air Force’s first new fighter that wasn’t a stealth jet since 2001
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SpaceX completes its last mission of 2018 with the launch of a military GPS satellite

SpaceX successfully launched the United States Air Force’s first Global Positioning System  (GPS) III satellite, nicknamed Vespucci, from Cape Canaveral, Florida this morning in what was the aerospace company’s first U.S. national security mission to date. The company had planned to complete the launch, its last of the year, earlier this week but heavy winds imposed delays. SpaceX won the National Security Space (NSS) contract with the Air Force in 2016 and intends to launch an additional ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, United States, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Falcon, Global Positioning System, United States Air Force, Cape Canaveral Florida, StarLink

SpaceX Wraps Up 2018 With First National Security Launch for U.S. Government

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its first national security payload for the U.S. government (specifically the Air Force) on Sunday, delivering a roughly $500 million GPS satellite constructed by Lockheed Martin into orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral at 8:51 a.m. ET, the Guardian reported.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Falcon, Cape Canaveral

SpaceX launches Air Force's best GPS yet, ends banner year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has launched the U.S. Air Force's most powerful GPS satellite ever built.
Tags: Spacex, Science, Ap, Air Force, CAPE CANAVERAL Fla, U S Air Force

SpaceX ends historic year with its final launch of 2018

SpaceX just ended 2018 with a bang.  Elon Musk's private spaceflight company performed its 21st launch of the year on Sunday, Dec. 23, lofting a GPS satellite to orbit for the U.S. Air Force.  SEE ALSO: NASA spacecraft finds signs of water on Bennu asteroid The company didn't bring its Falcon 9 rocket booster back in for a landing due to the Air Force's mission requirements. Instead, this brand new rocket was used the old fashioned way and discarded after it performed its duties a...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Air Force, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, U S Air Force

After four delays, SpaceX launches Air Force’s first next-gen GPS III satellite

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket sent a next-generation GPS satellite into orbit today for the U.S. Air Force, marking a couple of firsts — as well as a “last.” It’s the first GPS III spacecraft to reach space, marking the start of a transition that will triple the accuracy of the Global Positioning System and boost its capability to resist jamming by up to eight times. It’s also the first official SpaceX launch of a national security payload for the Air Force, after a years-long process that saw SpaceX...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Air Force, Falcon, U S Air Force

SpaceX wins $28.7M contract from Air Force for data connectivity research

SpaceX has won a $28.7 million fixed-price contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory for experiments in data connectivity involving ground sites, aircraft and space assets — a project that could give a boost to the company’s Starlink broadband satellite service. The contract was awarded on Wednesday, with work due to be completed by mid-2021. It’s part of a program called Defense Experimentation Using Commercial Space Internet, or DEUCSI, which aims to provide the Air Force with the abilit...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Air Force, Air Force Research Laboratory, StarLink

Space Force to Be Part of the Air Force: Report

Military leaders are planning to propose to house the Space Force within the U.S. Air Force, according to internal documents reviewed Thursday by Defense News. The Air Force would maintain oversight of the new space-focused military branch, similar to the way the U.S. Navy maintains oversight of the Marine Corps. The new service would be led by an undersecretary of the Air Force.
Tags: Science, Marine Corps, Air Force, U S Navy, U S Air Force, Space Force, Defense News The Air Force

President Donald Trump's new Space Force will fall under Air Force

The Pentagon has decided to house President Donald Trump's "Space Force" under the Department of the Air Force, according to a U.S. official with knowledge of a draft legislative proposal for the nation's newest military service. The proposal calls for the creation of the new service within the the Air Force, in a manner similar to how the Marine Corps is part of the Department of the Navy.
Tags: Science, Marine Corps, Pentagon, Air Force, Donald Trump, Space Force

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson: "We Must Restore the Readiness of the Force."

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson: "We Must Restore the Readiness of the Force."
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Trump Orders Pentagon to Create Space Command

President Trump on Tuesday directed the Department of Defense to create Space Command, a new unified combat command focused on space that is meant to lay the groundwork for a proposed Space Force. Space Command will be the military’s 11th unified combat command. While the Air Force already operates a Space Command, the new organization will bring space-oriented elements from different branches of the military under one roof.
Tags: Science, Department Of Defense, Air Force, Trump, Space Command, Trump Orders Pentagon, Create Space Command, Space Force Space Command

Trump signs order to create U.S. Space Command

By LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump launched the Pentagon’s new Space Command Tuesday, an effort to better organize and advance the military’s vast operations in space that could cost as much as $800 million over the next five years. Trump signed a one-page memorandum Tuesday authorizing the Department of Defense to create the new command. The goal is to set up a command to oversee and organize space operations, accelerate technical advances and find more effective ways to d...
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SpaceX to launch U.S. spy satellite in first national security mission

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a roughly $500 million GPS satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp , was scheduled for lift off from Florida's Cape Canaveral shortly after 9 a.m. (1700 GMT) local time, the U.S. Air Force said. SpaceX sued the U.S. Air Force in 2014 in protest over the military's award of a multibillion-dollar, non-compete contract for 36 rocket launches to United Launch Alliance, a partnership between Boeing and Lockheed. SpaceX dropped the suit in 2015 after the Air Force ...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Air Force, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Lockheed Martin Corp, U S Air Force, Lockheed SpaceX

The Air Force’s Next Fighter Jet Could Be Astronomically Expensive

And you thought the F-35 was expensive.
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The U.S. Air Force Could Fall Behind Russia and China by 2025

The Air Force has laid out a detailed request to grow the service from 312 operational squadrons up to 386.
Tags: Science, China, Russia, Air Force, U S Air Force

Why the F-22 Raptor Will Soon Be Deadlier Than Ever

"For the long term, given that the Air Force plans to fly the F-22 well into the 2060s, these weapons upgrades are engineered to build the technical foundation needed to help integrate a new generation of air-to-air missiles as they emerge in coming years."
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U.S. Air Force Says Latest Missile Test 'Not Related to Any Real World Events'

The U.S. Air Force published a video overnight showing its latest missile test from Tuesday. But the Air Force insists that the test is “not related to any real world events.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Missiles, Air Force, Donald Trump, Vandenberg, ICBM, John Bolton, U S Air Force, President Trump

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