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September 22, 2017, 8:40 PM

U.S. Air Force Will Test KC-46 to Assess Boom-Scraping Issue

The service has identified three technical deficiencies with the Boeing 767 tanker derivative, now in developmental testing.

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Aurora Flight Sciences' Orion unmanned aircraft system
Jan 23, 2015 - 11:32 AM
Aurora Flight Sciences said its Orion unmanned aircraft system flew for 80 hours during a flight in December.
Jan 22, 2015 - 3:23 PM
Strict rules of engagement and scarce targets, result in most combat aircraft sorties returning with weapons unexpended
Jan 22, 2015 - 6:28 AM
NH Industries hopes to improve availability and encourage joint customer funding of future upgrades.
F-35 weapons portfolio
Jan 21, 2015 - 11:48 AM
Senior U.S. military officers said the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program remains on track to meet upcoming initial operational capability dates.
Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
Jan 20, 2015 - 3:11 PM
Japan will join South Korea as an operator of the RQ-4 Global Hawk in the Asia Pacific region.
Jan 19, 2015 - 7:05 AM
BAE Systems may not bid on other international F-16 upgrade programs after set-back over South Korean fighter choice
Jan 16, 2015 - 8:04 AM
Sales of Alenia’s Twin-Turboprop Airlifter Continue at a Moderate Pace
State of the Air Force briefing at the Pentagon
Jan 15, 2015 - 4:45 PM
The U.S. Air Force is taking steps to relieve “strain” on its remotely piloted aircraft pilots
Jan 15, 2015 - 7:06 AM
Flight testing of the private-venture combat jet continues, and a second prototype is planned
U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk
Jan 14, 2015 - 9:38 AM
The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper and variants of the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk recently achieved flight-time milestones.