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- Intel Emerging as Key Weapon in Afghanistan. Fulghum, David A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;3/11/2002, Vol. 156 Issue 10, p24
Reports the use of intelligence products in the air campaign of the United States against Afghanistan. Integration at the tactical and operational levels of intelligence from various sources; Deployment of intelligence-gathering aircraft; Use of sensors for surveillance.
- Fodder for Your Professional Reading on the Implements of Strategy and Tactics for Conventional Air War. Mets, David R. // Aerospace Power Journal;Fall2000, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p57
Offers an overview of the evolution of the United States (U.S.) Air Force weaponry. Development of air weapons; Use of a lightweight machine gun from a U.S. aircraft in 1912; Emergence of guided weapons.
- Air Force Aircraft Tail Markings. // Airman;2007 Special Issue, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p43
The article presents the codes, location and command of the U.S. Air Force's weapons. The AC F-16C fighter is based in Atlantic City international airport in New Jersey. The AF TG-10B/C, TG-15A/B is located at the Air Force Academy in Air Education and Training Command (AETC) in Colorado. The AL...
- Direct Reporting Units. // Airman;2007 Special Issue, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p15
The article offers information on the direct reporting units of the U.S. Air Force. The 11th Wing provides base operations support to assigned organizations including manpower and engineering, while the Air Force district of Washington is responsible for the deployment of air and space...
- U.S. developing urban warfare 'focused lethality munition'. // Geo-Strategy Direct;9/13/2006, p25
The article reports on the decision of the U.S. military to develop a low-collateral damage warhead for urban warfare operations called small diameter bomb (SDB) I air weapon. SDB is meant to replace or increase the standard 500-pound general-purpose air bomb on fixed-wing aircraft. Boeing has...
- The Need for Developmental Planning. Jenkins, Gregory K.; Lettiere, Christopher A. // Air & Space Power Journal;Spring2008, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p39
The article reports on the significance of considering armament developmental planning in the U.S. Air Force. It states that developmental-planning process contributes towards the efficient selection and evaluation of weapons systems utilized for warfare operations. In addition, developmental...
- Aerospace Weapons. // Airman;Jan2002, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p44
Features the weapons of the U.S. Air Force as of January 2002. Plane bombers; Jet fighters; Plane tankers; Helicopters.
- ABL high-power laser weapon moves toward missile shoot-down demonstration. // Military & Aerospace Electronics;Oct2009, Vol. 20 Issue 10, p20
The article reports on the move of the U.S. Air Force to undergo actual missile shoot-down test of its high-power Airborne Laser System (ABL) in California. It notes that the first flight of the Airborne Laser aircraft in August 2009 is fired by the missile defense experts for an actual missile...
- USAF Takes Up Acquisition Overhaul Ahead of KC-X Competition Relaunch. Malenic, Marina // Defense Daily;5/29/2009, Vol. 242 Issue 41, p1
The article reports that Robert Pollock, the director of the acquisition process office in the U.S. Air Force, has said that Air Force leaders have drafted a plan to rebuild the service's acquisition process. The new plan is aimed at avoiding high-profile weapons-buying debacles. Last year, the...