Department of Defense

Air Force Tries VR Training »

The Air Force is hoping to ease its pilot shortage by speeding up the training of new pilots using virtual reality simulators. The first class of 20 Pilot Training Next (PTN) candidates, 15 officers and five enlisted personnel, finished their course on Friday and 13 of the officers passed. More

More Department of Defense Articles

Air Force Suspends Light... »

The Air Force has suspended flight evaluations in its light attack aircraft experiment after the death of one of the program’s pilots in late June. Lt.... More

Government Issues Directive... »

The U.S. government issued a policy directive aimed at managing growing space traffic more safely and effectively, including tackling increasing orbital... More

Ejection Seat Issue Grounds... »

The Air Force has temporarily grounded the entire B-1B fleet after an ejection seat mishap in May. A Lancer diverted to Midland, Texas, on May 1 and one of... More

Next Generation Tiltrotor... »

Bell’s V-280 Valor tiltrotor aircraft hit its full cruise configuration for the first time May 11 and is expected to be flying farther and faster... More