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September 17, 2021, 1:05 PM

Lockheed Martin Unveils KC-Y Tanker Contender

The U.S. Air Force is gearing up to buy another fleet of tankers, which could pitch the A330 MRTT into battle again with the Boeing KC-46.

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P-8 Poseidon Norway
Aug 10, 2021 - 2:29 PM
With the first flight of its first P-8, Norway has taken a major step towards becoming the second Poseidon operator in Europe after the UK.
RAF E-3D Sentry
Aug 6, 2021 - 6:32 AM
The withdrawal of the E-3D airborne warning and control aircraft leaves a temporary capability gap that will be filled by aircraft from NATO allies.
Bell HSVTOL
Aug 3, 2021 - 5:02 AM
Bell’s vision is for a family of military air vehicles that can achieve speeds beyond those offered by the company’s current tiltrotor technology.
X-62A VISTA
Jul 31, 2021 - 5:29 AM
The long-serving variable-stability testbed and research platform is being recruited to the Skyborg autonomous low-cost air vehicle development effort.
Bell 505 Jet Ranger X
Jul 30, 2021 - 10:04 AM
Bell's profit in the second quarter of 2021 declined largely because of costs related to its Army Future Vertical Lift competition offerings.
Rafale Greece
Jul 21, 2021 - 12:38 PM
The first six Rafales for Greece will remain in France for a while to train Greek aircrew and technicians.
Sukhoi LTS Checkmate
Jul 20, 2021 - 1:14 PM
Russia’s latest fighter design is focused primarily on export sales, although could receive a small domestic order to boost its marketability.
A-29 Super Tucano Nigeria
Jul 19, 2021 - 5:57 AM
The light attack aircraft are being procured as part of a build-up of attack assets to counter extremist forces in the north of the country.
S-3 Viking NASA
Jul 15, 2021 - 6:12 AM
The delivery of the aircraft to the San Diego Air and Space Museum brings the flying career of the S-3 to a close after nearly 50 years.
P-8A Norway
Jul 9, 2021 - 9:47 AM
The first of five P-8A Poseidons is scheduled to take to the air for the first time before the end of July.