Armed U.S. Predator drones crash, one in Iraq, another in Turkey

Oct 22, 2015

Armed U.S. Predator drones crash, one in Iraq, another in Turkey

The U.S. Air Force recently lost control of two armed Predator drones in separate incidents in Turkey and Iraq, a U.S. military official said Wednesday. The Predators were both carrying air-to-surface Hellfire missiles when they crashed, but these were safely recovered along with the ...

U.S. Air Force plans Okinawa Osprey drills

Oct 15, 2015

U.S. Air Force plans Okinawa Osprey drills

The U.S. Air Force is considering conducting drills using CV-22 Osprey transport aircraft in Japan, including in Okinawa, it was learned Wednesday. On the day, the Defense Ministry’s Okinawa Defense Bureau presented to the prefecture documents prepared by the U.S. military, including drill plans ...

Sep 15, 2015

U.S. general sounds alarm: Russia closing gap in air power

A U.S. Air Force general on Monday cited what he called “alarming” moves by the Russian military to beef up its air forces in the years since the invasion of Georgia in 2008 and to establish firm defenses around areas like Crimea. Gen. Frank ...