By Debbie Gregory. While not quite ready for prime time, the Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to develop an air-launched directed-energy weapon capable of incapacitating the nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles utilized by North Korea. The experimental Counter-electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) weapon uses bursts of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) energy to disable electronic […]
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By Debbie Gregory. President Trump’s ambitious plan to rebuild America’s overstretched military would cost $683 billion more than current spending plans over the next decade, according to a new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office. The Congressional Budget Office is a federal agency within the legislative branch of the United States government that provides budget […]
By Debbie Gregory. Despite the fact that President Trump invoked the National Emergencies Act to address the Air Force pilot shortage, Air Force officials have indicated they have no current plans to act on the authority granted to them by the president’s order to increase pilot numbers. The Air Force needs roughly 20,000 pilots to […]
By Debbie Gregory. Retired pilots- the Air Force wants you…again! To that end, the service branch has initiated the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program (VRRAD) for pilots under the age of 60 in the rank of captain, major or lieutenant colonel, who retired within the last five years. Pilots who held a job […]
By Debbie Gregory. In August, for the first time since the end of the Vietnam era, the Air Force conducted a flying experiment with combat aircraft. This nontraditional event was put together in only five months. The Air Force was interested in assessing the potential of low-cost, commercially developed ground attack aircraft to conduct the […]
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