The U.S. Air Force component of Central Command–Air Forces Central (AFCENT)–has created Detachment 99 (DET 99) to spur innovation in the detection and countering of small drones, including those of Iran. “One of the gaps that I worry about is the detection gap,” Air Force Lt. ...

The National Reconnaissance Office’s (NRO) NROL-91 mission lofted into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heacy rocket on Sept. 24–the fifth and final Delta IV Heavy launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., since 2011. ULA is a partnership between Lockheed ...

Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, the head of Air Combat Command (ACC), envisions a future fleet of multi-role Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) that build off initial fielding lessons learned for a small number of CCAs. “If I was doing a clean sheet design, I would look for something you could ...

The U.S. Space Force has completed an analysis of alternatives (AoA) on future ground moving indication (GMTI), including the possibility of space-based GMTI, to replace the Northrop Grumman [NOC] E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) GMTI planes. “Moving target ...