JSF Program To Be Restructured, But On Track Pentagon Officials
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will recommend that President
Barack Obama nominate Navy Vice Adm. David J. Venlet, commander of
Naval Air Systems Command, to oversee restructuring of the F-35
Lightning II joint strike fighter program.
Air Force Wants To Place Guard Aircraft With Active Duty
Nearly 45,000 National Guard officers on Wednesday applauded the
effort of the Senate National Guard Caucus to turn back an Air
Force plan to replace aging active-component cargo planes with
aircraft from the Air Guard.
Biomass And Conventional Fuel Combined To Power An A-10
An Air Force test pilot flew an A-10 Thunderbolt II jet aircraft
at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida Thursday morning on a blend of
biomass-derived and conventional JP-8 jet fuel. This was be the
first flight of an aircraft powered solely on a biomass-derived jet
Air Force One Fleet Is Ageing, Needs Upgrade, Gates Says
The Fleet of two 747-200B's that carry the designation Air Force
One when the President is on board is aging and should be updated,
according to Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The comments came
during Gate's testimony at a House Appropriations Committee hearing
on the Pentagon budget.