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 ...

New AFWERX Virtual Event. AFWERX will host a digital JADC2 prototyping demonstration event between June 15-22, the Air Force said Friday. The event follows a series of service-led meetings and efforts over the past two months to attract companies who could provide solutions for key technologies. ...