US Air Force

B-1B bomber joins US-South Korea drills as tensions escalate

B-1B bomber joins US-South Korea drills as tensions escalate

A US B-1B bomber on Wednesday joined large-scale U.S.-South Korean military exercises that North Korea has denounced as pushing the peninsula to the brink of nuclear war as tension mounts between the North and the United States.

Dec 06, 2017, 14:46 PM IST

US Air Force official: Missile targeting Saudis was Iranian

Saudi Arabia long has accused Iran of supplying weapons to the Shiite rebels known as Houthis and their allies, though Tehran has just as long denied supplying them.

Nov 11, 2017, 00:00 AM IST
Texas church shooter threatened mother-in-law before rampage: official

Texas church shooter threatened mother-in-law before rampage: official

A man court-martialed by the U.S. Air Force on charges of assaulting his wife and child sent threatening messages to his mother-in-law who sometimes attended the rural Texas church where he fatally shot 26 people, officials said on Monday.

Nov 07, 2017, 09:41 AM IST
Show of force: US military flies 2 Air Force bombers over Korean peninsula

Show of force: US military flies 2 Air Force bombers over Korean peninsula

The South Korean military said this was part of a regular exercise to bolster military defences 

Oct 11, 2017, 07:10 AM IST
US Air Force marks 70th anniversary

US Air Force marks 70th anniversary

Formed in 1947, the US Air Force operates over 5,000 military aircraft, with over 300,000 active duty personnel as of 2017. 

Sep 17, 2017, 15:54 PM IST

This American spy plane 'doesn't want to stop flying'

It may not sound possible to "catch" an American spy plane while driving a Dodge Charger. But that's precisely what we did on a sweltering August afternoon at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.

Aug 21, 2017, 12:13 PM IST
US to buy new Air Force One planes built for Russian airline?

US to buy new Air Force One planes built for Russian airline?

The two 747-8s were initially ordered in 2013 by Transaero, a Russian airline that went bankrupt in 2015.

Aug 02, 2017, 11:59 AM IST
US warplanes fly over disputed South China Sea

US warplanes fly over disputed South China Sea

The flights come as both US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend the G-20 meeting in Hamburg.

Jul 07, 2017, 18:15 PM IST
Sale of C-17 jet to help boost India's airlift requirements

Sale of C-17 jet to help boost India's airlift requirements

The Trump administration's decision to sell one C-17 transport aircraft to India by the US will improve its capability to meet current and future strategic airlift requirements.

Jun 29, 2017, 12:57 PM IST

Tornado damages 10 US Air Force planes

The Air Force has four E-4Bs in active service, and the primary aircraft was off-station during the tornado on June 16, according to Ryder.

Jun 24, 2017, 14:30 PM IST

US Air Force veteran sentenced for trying to join IS

A US Air Force veteran convicted for providing material support and trying to join the Islamic State (IS) terror group has been sentenced to 35 years in prison, the media reported.

Jun 01, 2017, 11:40 AM IST

US Air Force's secret space plane lands after 2-year mission

The X-37B, which resembles a miniature space shuttle, landed yesterday morning at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the Air Force said.

May 08, 2017, 21:31 PM IST
US Air Force's secretive X-37B plane returns to earth after 718 days – what was it doing up there?

US Air Force's secretive X-37B plane returns to earth after 718 days – what was it doing up there?

It's a hush-hush project and conspiracy theories are flying!!!

May 08, 2017, 16:22 PM IST

United States deploys attack drones in South Korea amid threats

The US is permanently stationing a sophisticated armed drone system in South Korea amid North Korea's provocative missile tests, a top Pentagon official has said.

Mar 14, 2017, 16:25 PM IST
US Air Force grounds F-35 fighter jets

US Air Force grounds F-35 fighter jets

 The US Air Force said that it has grounded 10 of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, just over a month after they were declared "combat ready".

Sep 17, 2016, 09:58 AM IST

US bombers fly over South Korea in show of force after North Korea nuclear test

Two US supersonic B-1 Lancer strategic bombers flew over South Korea on Tuesday morning in a show of force and solidarity with its ally amid heightened tension following North Korea`s fifth nuclear test last week.

Sep 13, 2016, 09:16 AM IST
US Air Force Secy to visit India; to discuss proposals under 'Make in India' drive

US Air Force Secy to visit India; to discuss proposals under 'Make in India' drive

During her visit to India, she will discuss with her Indian counterparts proposals to co-produce aircraft in India.

Aug 18, 2016, 12:25 PM IST

US praises IAF for South Sudan evacuation

US Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has praised the Indian Air Force (IAF) for the "magnificent execution" of `Operation Sankat Mochan` which evacuated Indian civilians trapped in South Sudan last month.

Aug 18, 2016, 09:43 AM IST

Afghan air force needs more pilots, as well as more planes

The Afghan air force is limited not only by its size. Despite numbering only 130 aircraft, there are not enough pilots and crews to fly them all.

Aug 16, 2016, 14:48 PM IST

US Navy jet crashes near Nevada base

A fighter jet crashed on Tuesday about five miles from the Naval Air Station at Fallon, Nevada, a US Navy spokesman said.

Aug 03, 2016, 11:10 AM IST