Tag: US Air Force

USAF tests new bunker-busting bombs for the first time

The US Air Force (USAF) has performed the first test drops of its new Boeing Guided Bomb Unit‐ (GBU)-72 Advanced 5K (A5K) Penetrator, releasing the ‘bunker buster' bomb from a Boeing F-15E...

US Air Force is upgrading weapons for next-generation warfare

The Air Force is making a special effort to ensure its weapons are modernized, upgraded, and developed as quickly as other elements of fifth- and sixth-generation aircraft to ensure that air lethality keeps pace...

US Air Force releases new image of its stealth bomber B-21 Raider

The US Air Force (USAF) has released a new rendering of the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider stealth bomber, showing an unusual window layout. The “artist rendering graphic” is only the third image of...

US Air Force troops accidentally expose nuclear weapons storage facilities

For US soldiers tasked with the custody of nuclear weapons in Europe, the stakes are high. Security protocols are lengthy, detailed and need to be known by heart. To simplify this process,...

US Air Force gets hi-tech Robotic Guard Dogs

Florida's Tyndall Air Force Base has taken delivery of its first semi-autonomous robot dogs. The four-legged robots, bearing a resemblance to Boston Dynamics’ Spot, are called ‘Quad-legged Unmanned Ground Vehicles’, or ‘Q-UGVs’, and...

US Air Force will reverse engineer new parts for world’s deadliest bomber

The US Air Force is short on parts for its B-2 Spirit stealth bombers, and needs a capable engineering contractor to reverse engineer a key part in its cooling system. It’s a...

What US Air Force wants in 6th generation fighter jet

The U.S. Air Force may be considering a special “Pacific” variant of its new sixth-generation stealth fighter. That new warplane surprised and impressed many last year by suddenly becoming airborne years ahead of schedule....

Is US Air Force going to buy non-stealthy F-16 fighters?

The U.S. Air Force is seriously considering ordering more F-16 fighter jets, more than 42 years after the service received its first “Fighting Falcon.” The Air Force, which once vowed it would...
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