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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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The UK Ministry of Defence is not yet ready to sign a long-term deal with BAE Systems.
Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian
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Feb 3, 2015 - 11:48 AM
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Feb 3, 2015 - 9:31 AM
Service chiefs protect F-35, KC-46 and LRS-B but say that sequestration would force further tough choices.
Feb 2, 2015 - 4:39 PM
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Feb 2, 2015 - 8:16 AM
The threat to fixed- and rotary-wing operations by Boko Haram is not insignificant, says a chief of policy for the Nigerian Air Force.
Jan 29, 2015 - 7:32 AM
President Obama’s visit renews defense trade pact and signals greater cooperation.
Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental
Jan 28, 2015 - 6:00 PM
The U.S. Air Force will enter into negotiations with Boeing to deliver up to three 747-8s to serve as the new Air Force One.
Boeing CH-47F Chinook
Jan 28, 2015 - 3:09 PM
The U.S. Army plans to extend the life of its venerable CH-47 Chinook another 45 years through a series of block upgrades.
Airbus Helicopters Tiger
Jan 28, 2015 - 11:34 AM
Maker eyes orders from Brazil, Malaysia, Qatar, and Poland to offset cuts in European orders.