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The F-16's Replacement Won't Have a Pilot At All

"The next combat aircraft to enter the U.S. Air Force inventory will not be a manned sixth-generation fighter or even the Northrop Grumman B-21," reports Aviation Week. "By fiscal 2023, the Air Force expects to deliver the first operational versions of a new unmanned aircraft system (UAS) called Skyborg, a provocative portmanteau blending the medium of flight with the contraction for a cybernetic organism." The Skyborg family of aircraft is expected to fill an emerging "attritable" category f...
Tags: Tech, Pentagon, Air Force, Northrop Grumman, Roper, U S Air Force, Leidos, Will Roper, Skyborg, AvWeek the Air Force, Air Force Unmanned


Doctors Caution Against Relying On Air Filters With Coronavirus

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Special filters for your furnace and air purifiers for selected rooms will certainly help your home feel more comfortable, but will it help protect you from the novel coronavirus? Some doctors are suggesting that COVID-19 may be spread by much smaller particles than the droplets caught by some face masks. There are dozens and dozens of air purifiers on the market that claim to filter and remove dust, pollen, mold and even viruses from the air. Experts say they are better t...
Tags: California News, San Francisco, Air Force, Consumer, Dean Winslow, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, Coronavirus, William Nazaroff, University of California Berkeley Both


Doctors Caution Against Relying On Air Filters, Purifiers To Help Stop COVID-19

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Special filters for your furnace and air purifiers for selected rooms will certainly help your home feel more comfortable, but will it help protect you from the novel coronavirus? Some doctors are suggesting that COVID-19 may be spread by much smaller particles than the droplets caught by some face masks. There are dozens and dozens of air purifiers on the market that claim to filter and remove dust, pollen, mold and even viruses from the air. Experts say they are better t...
Tags: California News, San Francisco, Air Force, Consumer, Dean Winslow, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, Coronavirus, William Nazaroff, University of California Berkeley Both


Desert Bighorn Lose 850,000 acres

National Defense Authorization Act Desert Bighorn The Desert Bighorn faces the armed services committee. The committee approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that will permit the Air Force’s bombing range expansion on over 850,000 acres currently managed as a wildlife refuge. This will allow the U.S. Air Force more sky and ranges to conduct maneuvers. This will take place over one of the largest expansions of space in the continental United States. This is the hom...
Tags: Blog, United States, Hunting, Nevada, Republican, Air Force, Donnelly, U S Air Force, House Armed Services Committee, Senate Armed Services Committee, Inhofe, House Armed Services, Desert Bighorn, Patrick Donnelly, Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada People


What Do Protests Accomplish? 5 Global Lessons From Demonstrations Over Floyd’s Murder

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It is a popular meme about sex and politics: “Yeah you cute, but are you down with the revolution?” Based on personal experience, and Trump supporters’ apparent dating difficulties , politics literally and figuratively cut to the heart. During my early 20s — armed with only a passport, mismatched luggage, and a credit card — I boarded a one-way British Airways flight to London. Fed up with American racism, I...
Tags: Europe, Florida, UK, London, News, Minneapolis, Navy, Washington, Russia, Africa, America, Los Angeles, Canada, Army, Marine Corps, State Department


NY-based autonomous reusable rocket startup lands Air Force contract

New York-based startup iRocket has landed a contract award from the U.S. Air Force to develop and build its fully autonomous small payload rockets, which the company says will be able to launch and propulsively land both its first and second stages, with the potential of launching small payloads on demand in as little as 24 hours. iRocket is one of a few different companies looking to provide quick turnaround, rapid-response launch capabilities to serve a growing need among defense customers, pa...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, New York, Tech, Department Of Defense, Flight, United States, Air Force, Spaceflight, Aerospace, U S Defense, Outer Space, U.S. Air Force, Spaceport Oklahoma, Kennedyy Space Cetner


Trump’s leadership tested in time of fear, pandemic

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and CALVIN WOODWARD | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Not long after noon on Feb. 6, President Donald Trump strode into the elegant East Room of the White House. The night before, his impeachment trial had ended with acquittal in the Republican-controlled Senate. It was time to gloat and settle scores. “It was evil,” Trump said of the attempt to end his presidency. “It was corrupt. It was dirty cops. It was leakers and liars.” It was also soon forgotten. On Feb. 6, in California...
Tags: Utah, Politics, New York, News, Minneapolis, California, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Russia, India, US, America, Sport, Joe Biden


Finnish Air Force removes swastika from logo after 100 years

While the use of a swastika in the Finnish Air Force Command's insignia dates back to before its use by Nazis, the change occurred to avoid confusion.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Air Force, Usa Today, Air Force Command


The Air Force’s new satellites are equipped with a game-changing new ability

It will allow satellites to better defend against attacks
Tags: News, Trends, Satellites, Air Force


The Air Force's Masterplan to Make the F-15 Fighter Even More Deadly

Here are the upgrades the Pentagon wants.
Tags: News, Pentagon, Air Force


QAnoner Beats Incumbent GOP Rep In Primary, Adding To Would-Be QAnon Caucus

Appearing on the web show “Steel Truth” in mid-May, Republican congressional candidate Lauren Boebert took a deep breath, adjusted her glasses, and opened up about QAnon. “Honestly, everything that I’ve heard of Q, I hope that this is real,” Boebert said. “Because it only means that America is getting stronger and better, and people are returning to conservative values. And that’s what I am for.”   Boebert on Tuesday night defeated a five-term, Trump-endorsed Republican congressman ...
Tags: John Lewis, News, Instagram, Colorado, America, Georgia, Gop, House Of Representatives, Republican, Air Force, Donald Trump, Patterson, Trump, Jim Jordan, Perkins, Oval Office


Facebook bans hundreds of groups and accounts linked to the far-right boogaloo movement

Facebook has banned a network of hundreds of Facebook accounts, groups, and pages associated with the far-right "boogaloo" movement from its platform. In a statement, Facebook called the network a "violent" and "dangerous organization." It said the specific network of hundreds of groups and accounts it banned on its platform was distinct from the broader amorphous boogaloo movement because the former "actively seeks to commit violence." The social media giant said it removed 220 Facebook accou...
Tags: Facebook, London, California, Politico, US, Trends, Dhs, Fbi, Washington Dc, Air Force, Oakland, Facebook Groups, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Justice Department, Trump


Facebook bans ‘violent network’ of far-right boogaloo accounts

Facebook took action to remove a network of accounts Tuesday related to the “boogaloo” movement, a firearm-obsessed anti-government ideology that focuses on preparing for and potentially inciting a U.S. civil war. “As part of today’s action, we are designating a violent US-based anti-government network under our Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy and disrupting it on our services,” Facebook wrote in the announcement. “As a result, this violent network is banned from having a prese...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Instagram, US, Tech, Air Force, Oakland, Boogaloo, Online Extremism, Dangerous Individuals and Organizations, Tech Transparency Project, Mark Zuckerberg Lawmakers


SpaceX successfully launches GPS III space vehicle on behalf of the U.S. Space Force

SpaceX successfully launched a GPS III satellite for the U.S. Space Force today. The Space Force took over the U.S. in-space GPS assets from the Air Force when it became its own dedicated wing of the U.S. armed forces. The launch employed a Falcon 9 rocket, the first stage of which was new and fresh from SpaceX’s factory floor. This launch did include a recovery attempt of the Falcon 9 booster, however, unlike the first GPS III launch that SpaceX launched in December 2018. SpaceX says that...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Earth, Satellite, Gps, Air Force, Falcon 9, Aerospace, Falcon, Global Positioning System, Space Force, U S Space Force, U S SpaceX


SpaceX successfully launches GPS III space vehicle on behalf of the US Space Force

SpaceX successfully launched a GPS III satellite for the U.S. Space Force today. The Space Force took over the U.S. in-space GPS assets from the Air Force when it became its own dedicated wing of the U.S. armed forces. The launch employed a Falcon 9 rocket, the first stage of which was new and fresh from SpaceX’s factory floor. This launch did include a recovery attempt of the Falcon 9 booster, however, unlike the first GPS III launch that SpaceX launched in December 2018. SpaceX says that it...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Earth, Satellite, Air Force, Falcon 9, Aerospace, Falcon, Global Positioning System, Space Force, U.S. Space Force, US Space Force, U S SpaceX


Amazon Launches Space Push To Drive Cloud-Computing Growth

Amazon.com is boosting efforts to lure military and commercial space organizations as major users of its cloud-computing services, hoping to benefit from rising government spending and burgeoning private investment. From a report: The move by Amazon Web Services, the online retail giant's cloud-computing arm, comes during a multiyear surge in U.S. military and civilian agency spending on space projects, with NASA, the Pentagon and their largest contractors -- including Lockheed Martin -- benefit...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, White House, Tech, Nasa, Aws, Capitol Hill, Pentagon, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Amazon Web Services, Space Force, Ms Carlson, Teresa Carlson, Clint Crosier


610 Air Cargo

An air cargo pilot joins us to talk about Boeing freighters. Also, the American Airlines recovery plan that includes more growth than that of other mainline carriers, an Allied Pilots Association proposal where the government would buy middle seats to facilitate social distancing in flight, a Lufthansa bailout by the German government, an Italian ban on luggage in overhead bins, changing airline contracts of carriage, and the United States Air Force plan for some F-22 Raptors. Guest Miami R...
Tags: Italy, Delta, Aviation, Airlines, F-22, Air Force, Boeing, United, Department Of Transportation, Usaf, British Airways, Lufthansa, American Airlines, Charlotte, Spirit Airlines, APA


Amazon Web Services launches a dedicated aerospace and satellite business

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is upping its space industry game with a dedicated business unit called Aerospace and Satellite Solutions (as first reported by the WSJ) that’s focused on space projects, including from customers like NASA, the U.S. military, and private space players including Lockheed Martin and others. AWS has already served satellite and space industry customers, including with its AWS Ground Station offering, which provides satellite communication and data processing as a ser...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Cloud, Space, Microsoft, Defense, Tech, Department Of Defense, Nasa, Aws, Pentagon, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Aerospace, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Web Services AWS


Air Force Sergeant Indicted In Federal Guard Killing

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted an Air Force sergeant for murder and attempted murder after he allegedly killed a federal security guard in Northern California and wounded his partner amid protests against police brutality, a judge said Monday. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler told Steven Carrillo, 32, that the grand jury charged him in the indictment with first-degree murder of a person assisting an officer or employee of the United States and attempted murder of a person ass...
Tags: Crime, News, Ap, United States, Air Force, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Northern California, Justus, San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Calif, BEN LOMOND, Underwood, Santa Cruz County, Millbrae, Travis Air Force Base


The Future is Now

The center of Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 storm, passed directly over the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, in the fall of 2018. The hurricane’s eyewall winds, in excess of 160 mph, hit from the east and then quickly switched to the west, tearing apart infrastructure and damaging several multi-million-dollar aircraft. The devastation was not complete, but it was close. Flight operations were quickly resumed in the days following the storm, providing testimony to the pr...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Department Of Defense, Military, Air Force, Michael, U S Air Force, Las Vegas Nevada, Tyndall, Dayton Ohio, Melancon, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Laidlaw, Kelly Walker, J M Eddins Jr, Andrew Breese


California’s alleged Golden State Killer set to plead guilty

By DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO — Forty years after a sadistic suburban rapist terrorized California in what investigators later realized were a series of linked assaults and slayings, a 74-year-old former police officer is expected to plead guilty Monday to being the elusive Golden State Killer. The deal will spare Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. any chance of the death penalty for 13 murders and 13 kidnapping-related charges spanning six counties. In partial return, survivors of the assaults that spanned...
Tags: Hbo, News, Sexual Assault, California, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Walmart, Sport, David, Soccer, Rancho Cordova, Homicide, Santa Barbara County, Air Force, Orange County, Ventura County


Ship Hunters: The Air Force Wants to Sink Your 'Battleship'

Subsonic or supersonic, ship-hunting bombers appear set to play a major role in the naval warfare capabilities of China, Russia, and the United States into the mid-twenty-first century.
Tags: News, United States, Air Force, China Russia


Austin startup Hypergiant is launching mini-satellites that will update the software on Air Force spacecraft in minutes instead of months

The Austin startup Hypergiant is launching a fleet of mini-satellites to update the software on the Air Force's spacecraft. The first mini-satellite in the Chameleon Constellation will launch early next year, with several dozen – each about the size of two loaves of bread – to follow in the next few years. The small satellites will use software "containers" of computer code to bring updates and data to the Air Force's large satellites much more quickly than updates would arrive from ground s...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Texas, Robert Downey Jr, US, Trends, Tony Robbins, Department Of Defense, Earth, Austin, Gps, Slaughter, Sylvester Stallone, Air Force


Did coronavirus break your marriage? A reality check on divorce

While flipping stations on the car radio one day, I heard the familiar voice of one of my clients call into a pop psychologist’s program about her marital problem. She explained that her husband had recently retired from the Air Force and that during their 20 year-long marriage, they had spent very little time together, and that had turned out to be a good thing. They had missed each other immensely during his long assignments away and very much enjoyed the romantic but short reunions in between...
Tags: Business, California, Advice, Sport, Soccer, Air Force, Southern California, Michelle C Herting, Estate Planning Council of Riverside County


1971 war hero Sqn. Ldr. Parvez Jamasji passes away

He awarded the Vir Chakra for gallantry during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war Sqn Ldr Parvez Jamasji (retd), who was awarded the Vir Chakra for gallantry during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, has died, family sources said. He was 77. Jamasji, who used a walking stick due to the injuries he sustained as a helicopter pilot while conducting heli-borne operations during the war, is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter. The former Air Force officer, a resident of the Parsi Colony in Dadar here, di...
Tags: News, Life, Pakistan, Air Force, Dadar, Parsi Colony, Parvez Rustom Jamasji, Jamasji, Sqn Ldr Parvez Jamasji


GAO-20-320, Unmanned Aerial Systems: Air Force Should Take Additional Steps to Improve Aircrew Staffing and Support, June 25, 2020

The Air Force does not have enough pilots and sensor operators to meet its staffing targets for its unmanned aircraft—also called remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). It also does not track its...
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RIP, F-35: Meet the Air Force and Navy’s 6th Generation Stealth Fighter Programs

Though the program is full of promise, both branches have to prove to Congress that they’re worth it.
Tags: News, Congress, Navy, Air Force


The US Air Force Begins Fielding 125,000 SIG Sauer M18 Pistols

The US Air Force has announced that it has begun fielding the first of approximately 125,000 new SIG Sauer M18 Modular Handgun System 9x19mm pistols. The Air Force announced that it has opted for the more compact M18 over the M17, selected by the US Army, in May 2018. The very first pistols began reaching Air […] Read More … The post The US Air Force Begins Fielding 125,000 SIG Sauer M18 Pistols appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Air Force, US Army, Usaf, US Air Force, Daily News, Pistols, Modular Handgun System, Semi-Auto, M18, MIL/LE, SIG SAUER M18


Missing Amish Teen Went to Church on Sunday—and Never Came Home

Pennsylvania authorities on Wednesday continued their massive search for an Amish teenager who disappeared on Sunday after attending a church service—a move friends and family have described as “out of character” for the “sweet girl” who never caused trouble. Linda Stoltzfoos, 18, was last seen around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday at a farm on Stumptown Road in the heart of Pennsylvania’s bucolic Amish country, the East Lampeter Township Police Department told The Daily Beast. Authorities said that when ...
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Relativity Space gains new customer in Iridium and new launch site at Vandenberg

Relativity Space has a new customer for its 3D printed rockets: Established satellite maker and operator Iridium, which has picked the company for launches in 2023. To accomplish those, and other launches like them, the company is also setting up a new launch site at Vandenberg Air Base in California. “It’s obviously pretty huge news for us,” Relativity co-founder and CEO Tim Ellis told TechCrunch. “Not only do we have a second launch site, but we have an anchor customer. We’ve actually pre-sold...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, California, Los Angeles, Tech, Nasa, Long Beach, Air Force, Aerospace, Honest Company, Vandenberg, ISRO, Vega, Cape Canaveral, Ellis