Military aircraft spanning all branches failed to meet mission capable rates according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that analyzed 46 types of aircraft from fiscal year 2011 through 2019. The GAO found that out of 46 aircraft, only three met annual mission capable ...

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration said Monday it will dispatch a radiation-sniffing helicopter to the skies of Charlotte, N.C., ahead of the 2020 Republican National Convention scheduled there next week. A twin-engine Bell [TXT] 412 helicopter, rigged with ...

Northrop Grumman [NOC] recently demonstrated its optionally-piloted Firebird multi-mission aircraft in series of unmanned evaluations that included one flight lasting longer than a day and operations with a ground-based sense and avoid radar that eliminated the need for a manned chase aircraft to ...

Retirement. Air Combat Commander Commander Gen. James “Mike” Holmes expects to retire at the end of August, the commander said June 22 during a Mitchell Institute webinar. Earlier in June, the Trump administration announced that Lt. Gen. Mark Kelly was nominated to replace Holmes as ACC ...