Ships, aircraft and troops deployed to Caribbean to help stop drug traffickers
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has deployed several ships, aircraft and thousands of troops to strengthen counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean Sea and eastern Pacific Ocean and help prevent drugs from coming into the United States, Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced Wednesday. Esper made the announcement at the White House... Read more
Russian aircraft arrives with medical aid in New York to fight coronavirus outbreak
New York/Moscow (dpa) – Russian masks and other medical equipment on Wednesday arrived in New York, the epicentre of the US coronavirus outbreak, according to Moscow’s mission to the United Nations. “Russia’s largest cargo aircraft An-124 Ruslan with with medical supplies has just landed at NYC,” the mission tweeted.... Read more
Space Force set for first launch as national security missions take top priority during coronavirus
The U.S. Space Force is moving ahead with a crucial national security launch Thursday that remains on track, even as installations around the country move to telework due to the coronavirus outbreak. Brig. Gen. Douglas Schiess, the commander of the 45th Space Wing and the Eastern Range at Patrick... Read more
Chinese military expert advocates using lasers to paralyze US warships in South China Sea
  The Chinese military should consider using non-lethal lasers on U.S. Navy warships to discourage their transits through the South China Sea, a state-run newspaper in China said Tuesday. Chinese military expert Song Zhongping told Global Times that the use of electromagnetic weapons, such as low-energy laser devices, could... Read more
US Space Force begins operations for first offensive weapon system
Photo: Airmen from the 4th Space Control Squadron take a picture in front of the Counter Communications System Block 10.2 on March 12 on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. The 4th SPCS received the B10.2 from the Space and Missile Systems Center on Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.,... Read more
US military in Italy mobilizes to help as coronavirus spreads
AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — The Navy is shutting schools, child development centers and base gyms at Naval Support Activity Naples, and cancelling “base group activities” starting Tuesday, joining Army and Air Force efforts to fight the spread of the coronavirus in Italy. In an announcement posted Sunday on... Read more
Norway’s F-35s were scrambled for first time, intercepted Russian anti-sub aircraft
Photo: A Tu-142 and a MiG-31, were photographed outside Norwegian air space on Saturday, March 7th. Photo: Norwegian Air Force Two Russian Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) aircraft and a MiG-31 Foxbat were intercepted by F-35s and F-16s of the Norwegian military on Saturday, serving as both a historical landmark for the... Read more
US forces conduct first airstrike on Taliban since new peace deal
Kabul (dpa) – US forces in Afghanistan conducted an airstrike against Taliban militants on Wednesday, the first since the country signed an agreement with the fighters at the weekend, said US military spokesman Sonney Leggett. According to Leggett, the strike in southern Helmand province was a “defensive strike to... Read more
Elon Musk tells fighter pilots their era has passed, will be replaced with autonomous drones
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk laid out his vision of the future in front of a group of US Air Force fighter pilots last week- and the aforementioned pilots weren’t a part of that future. Speaking at the Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, explained that the future is not... Read more
Air Force abruptly ends purchases of MQ-9 Reaper drones
The MQ-9 Reaper is no longer the drone de jour, and manufacturer General Atomics is rather surprised at how quickly the US Air Force canceled orders. Chris Pehrson, General Atomics’ vice president of strategic development, told Air Force Magazine he thought the USAF would begin phasing the Reaper out... Read more
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