US Space Force confirms Space Based Infrared System detected missile attack in January

by Nathan Strout | Defense News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force confirmed that its Space Based Infrared System satellites were used to detect more than a dozen Iranian missiles aimed at U.S. war fighters in Iraq in January, giving Americans and their partners crucial warning.… Read more

This Air Force Unit Has Been Fighting Alongside Army Rangers Since 9/11

by Matthew Cox | Military.com

The Air Force typically doesn’t get a lot of credit for close-range ground combat missions, but there is one unit that has fought alongside Army Rangers almost every day since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.… Read more

The Air Force Isn’t Dominant Anymore … Says Air Force Chief of Staff

by Kyle Mizokami | Popular Mechanics

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U.S. Spy Plane Impersonates Malaysian Aircraft, Apparently to Fool China

by Kyle Mizokami | Popular Mechanics

From Popular Mechanics

  • A U.S. Air Force RC-135W reconnaissance aircraft carried out several flights off China’s Hainan island.
  • The plane switched its transponder code in mid-flight, mysteriously becoming a Malaysian airplane.
  • The RC-135W was likely trying to keep a low profile while it spied on Chinese military bases.
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Lockheed offers drones to complement Poland’s future F-35 jets

by Jaroslaw Adamowski | Defense News

KIELCE, Poland — With Poland set to acquire 32 F-35A fighter jets under a deal signed in January, the aircraft’s manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, is gearing up to supply the country with long-range drones to enhance the F-35′s operational capacities.… Read more

The US Air Force has built and flown a mysterious full-scale prototype of its future fighter jet

by Valerie Insinna | Defense News

WASHINGTON — 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 to Defense News on Sept. 14.… Read more

This 59-Year-Old Army BCT Grad Is About to Be the New Guy in His Son’s Unit

by Hope Hodge Seck, Bing Xiao | Military.com

At 59, Staff Sgt. Monte Gould is the oldest-ever graduate of the Army‘s current Basic Combat Training Course, finishing Aug. 27 in the top 10% of his class. Now, a decade or two older than retirement age for most career soldiers, he’s starting a new journey — with plans to join his son, Spc.… Read more

Nazi-Occupied Norway Offers a Glimpse of What Hitler Wanted for the Entire World

by Despina Stratigakos | Time

Hitler visitng the Norwegian fjords

Adolf Hitler visiting the Norwegian fjords abord a war ship, in 1934. Credit – Universal Images Group / Getty

The German occupation of Norway from 1940 to 1945 witnessed a remarkable building campaign to align this northern land with Hitler’s New Order.… Read more

German Family Discovers WWII-Era Dog Tags Near US Garrison

by Bing Xiao | Military.com

While wandering trails near Wiesbaden, Germany, in July, local resident Simon Krieger-Pleus spied something sticking out of the ground. He had discovered a pair of World War II-era U.S. military identification tags, according to a news release from U.S.Read more

First Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle for US Army rolls off BAE production line

by Jen Judson | Defense News

WASHINGTON — After a bumpy start, the first Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) that will replace M113 armored personnel carriers for the U.S. Army rolled off the BAE Systems production line in York, Pennsylvania, Aug.… Read more