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December 3, 2022, 5:28 AM

U.S. Air Force Unveils B-21 Raider Sixth-generation Bomber

Although superficially similar to the B-2, the B-21 bomber benefits from four decades of advances in systems, manufacturing, and low-observable technology.

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RAF Typhoon fighter jet Qatar
Nov 1, 2022 - 4:35 AM
A joint UK/Qatari squadron has deployed from the UK to bolster the air defenses of Qatar during the world’s largest single-sport competition.
AH-64E Netherlands
Oct 26, 2022 - 5:01 AM
The Koninjklijke Luchtmacht’s Apache fleet is being overhauled with the delivery of remanufactured AH-64Ds.
MQ-9A Reaper UAV Poland
Oct 25, 2022 - 8:10 AM
MQ-9A Reapers are being leased from General Atomics to fill a capability gap ahead of Poland’s planned acquisition of RPAs under the Zefir project.
Leonardo AW101 on lighted helipad surrounded by mountains at dusk
Oct 24, 2022 - 7:52 AM
Tri-engine Leonardo AW101 helicopter completes OEI high-altitude testing at famed Colorado airport.
Artist rendering of Typhoon EK Sky Shield in flight
Oct 21, 2022 - 5:53 AM
The podded system is aimed at the Luftwaffe’s requirement to outfit Eurofighter Typhoons for the electronic attack role.
GE's CT7-2E1 engine
Oct 19, 2022 - 3:45 PM
Poland has selected GE's CT7-2E1 engines for its fleet order of Leonardo AW149 helicopters.
Beechcraft T-6 Texan II
Oct 14, 2022 - 5:32 AM
The primary flight trainer that produces pilots for the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps has also passed five million flying hours.
Lockheed Martin Darkstar
Oct 6, 2022 - 6:15 PM
Fact and fiction have combined to create a top-draw attraction, as Lockheed Martin’s hypersonic creation for the "Top Gun: Maverick" movie goes public.
U.S. student naval aviators in front of Leonardo TH-73A helicopter
Sep 27, 2022 - 11:07 AM
Student naval aviators will now train in the Leonardo TH-73A Thrasher.
Aerial view of H160 owned by the French navy overflying a French lifeboat
Sep 23, 2022 - 5:25 AM
Six civilian-standard helicopters are being taken into service by the Marine Nationale in advance of the first deliveries of militarized H160Ms.