The world’s largest aircraft will now test hypersonics for the military – Ars Technica

Nearly a decade ago, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen founded Stratolaunch to build an aircraft capable of launching orbital rockets. At the time, the company’s leadership included a host of luminous spaceflight officials, including former NASA chief Mike Griffin, who said the Stratolaunch aircraft “would make a very effective launcher.” https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/04/the-worlds-largest-aircraft-will-now-test-hypersonics-for-the-military/

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The Pentagon has just placed an order for 78 F-35 fighters – The Aviation Geek Club

In the meantime, despite the coronavirus, Israeli Air Force (IAF) and US Air Force (USAF) F-35s trained together on Mar. 29, 2020 in the Enduring Lightening training exercise. The Pentagon has placed an order worth $4.7 billion with Lockheed Martin for 78 F-35 fighters on Mar.31, 2020. 48 F-35A combat aircraft for the US Air Force, 14 F-35B combat […]

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The military has suspended all travel, deployments, exercises for the entire force

Weeks after putting a hold on permanent change-of-station moves and non-essential travel both abroad and in the United States for the next two to three months, the Pentagon has issued a stop-movement order that will affect all personnel and Defense Department civilians. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/03/25/the-military-has-suspended-all-travel-deployments-exercises-for-the-entire-force/

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US Navy warns China ‘you don’t want to play laser tag with us’ – Business Insider

The US Navy warned China on social media after one of the Asian nation’s warships fired a military-grade laser at a US aircraft, telling them: “You don’t want to play laser tag with us.” US Pacific Fleet said in a statement on Thursday that the Chinese Type 052D Luyang III-class destroyer Hohhot (hull number 161) fired a weapons-grade laser, apparently […]

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F-35 program head pushes back on Elon Musk’s critique of the Joint Strike Fighter

WASHINGTON — Days after billionaire SpaceX founder Elon Musk shocked the defense community by criticizing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Pentagon’s head of the F-35 program countered that the jet will be relevant for decades to come. https://www.defensenews.com/air/2020/03/04/f-35-program-head-pushes-back-on-elon-musk-critique-of-the-joint-strike-fighter/

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