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The US Air Force Has Built and Flown a Mysterious Prototype of its Future Fighter Jet

The U.S. Air Force has secretly designed, built, and flown at least one prototype of its enigmatic next-generation fighter jet, the service’s top acquisition official confirmed on Sept. 14. The development is certain to shock the defense community, which last saw the first flight of an experimental fighter during the battle for the Joint Strike

USAF Places First Order for Boeing F-15EX Eagle Fighter

The U.S. Department of the Air Force on Monday awarded Boeing a contract to supply eight F-15EX multi-role fighters. The contract, worth just under $1.2 billion, specifies the “design, development, integration, manufacturing, test, verification, certification, delivery, sustainment and modification of F-15EX aircraft, including spares, support equipment, training materials, technical data, and technical support.” The award of the

Gen. Raymond Sworn in as the First Chief of Space Operations for the U.S. Space Force

The United States Space Force (USSF) is the space operations service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. It is the sixth branch of the U.S. military and the first new armed service since the establishment of the independent U.S. Air Force in 1947. It is organized as a military service branch within the Department of the Air Force, one of the three

Air Force to Schedule Nine Small Launch Missions in 2020

Small launch missions planned for 2020 include experimental satellites, a prototype rideshare and missile defense tests. WASHINGTON — The small launch division of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, based at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is preparing to launch nine missions in 2020, more than doubling the number of launches conducted

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