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June 30, 2015, 3:54 PM

South Korea Selects Airbus A330 MRTT as Future Tanker

The Airbus model was chosen over Boeing's new KC-46A and a Boeing 767 tanker conversion proposed by Israel Aerospace Industries.

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U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber
Apr 21, 2015 - 4:51 PM
B-1Bs will shift from the Air Combat Command to join B-2s, B-52s and LRS-B under the Air Force Global Strike Command.
AW119K on display at Navy show
Apr 17, 2015 - 8:24 AM
The consortium is pitching the AW119Kx for pilot training.
Apr 16, 2015 - 2:27 PM
An F-35A based at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., will appear midway through the event, the organizers announced.
Rafale
Apr 15, 2015 - 4:45 PM
Procurement funds may be switched to indigenous LCA and Indo-Russian FGFA.
Marine Col. Bert Pridgen
Apr 14, 2015 - 1:32 PM
The Navy program office developing the new presidential helicopter plans to maintain the S-92 civil airworthiness certification.
F135 engine
Apr 13, 2015 - 2:24 PM
Pratt & Whitney said it has reduced the cost of the F135 turbofan by 55 percent since the sixth flight-test engine.
U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton
Apr 13, 2015 - 1:46 PM
The U.S. Navy has restarted the development of a sense-and-avoid radar system for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft.
Apr 10, 2015 - 2:18 PM
After three years of negotiations, the Indian government tells Dassault it wants the Rafales to be delivered rapidly.
CF-18A Hornets in the air
Apr 10, 2015 - 7:26 AM
Islamic State forces lose some ground in Iraq but still control large areas. Syrian situation unclear.
AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter
Apr 9, 2015 - 11:46 AM
Pakistan has requested 15 Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters, while Egypt is seeking additional Hellfire missiles.