Friday Sep 12
2 Navy jets crash in Pacific
Two U.S. fighter jets crashed into the Pacific Ocean on Thursday while operating at sea, the Navy said Friday. Two F/A-18 Hornets that were operating aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson crashed in the western Pacific, the Navy said.
Closer Look: General Dynamics Deal Is The Largest Single Order From UK In 30 Years
General Dynamics Corporation just received an order to provide Scout SV armored fighting vehicles to the British Army, the biggest award for that type of equipment from the U.K. in the last 30 years. The Virginia-based defense contractor will provide nearly 600 vehicles starting in 2017, replacing other models that have been around for decades.
ISIS: Can air power stop its advance?
An F/A-18 Hornet is pictured aboard the USS George H.W. Bush on May 19, 2009. Two F/A-18s from the Bush struck ISIS artillery in Iraq on Friday, August 8. The F/A-18 Hornet, a late-'70s contemporary of the Air Force's F-16 Fighting Falcon, became the workhorse of U.S. carrier-based air power, and still supplements the Navy's and Marines' more ... (more)
$35M gift to fund dozens of scholarships at UT engineering school
The University of Texas's Cockrell School of Engineering has received a $35 million gift from the estate of T.W. "Tom" Whaley, who received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UT in 1968.
New U.S. warplane cleared to fly again
Inspections of F-35 engines have been ordered after a runway fire took place at Eglin Air Force Base on June 23. The F-35 Lightning II, still in its development and testing phase, has been beset by delays and cost overruns in the years since its introduction.