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  • KC-46 tanker likely will miss planned April first flight


    The Boeing KC-46A configured as an aerial refueling tanker will likely miss its planned April first flight because of issues with integration of military-specific components and systems, service officials have said.


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  • USAF touts cross-nation burden sharing of Reaper


    ​Despite it having the largest fleet of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicles, the US...


  • Raytheon completes final reviews of SDB II ahead of USAF LRIP decision


    ​Raytheon has announced that it has carried out three final programme reviews of its Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) II ahead...


  • USAF starts researching helmet-mounted cueing for F-22


    ​The US Air Force has moved a step closer to equipping the Lockheed Martin F-22 cockpit with a helmet-mounted cueing...


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  • USAF touts cross-nation burden sharing of Reaper

    News | 21 Apr 2015 15:04 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Despite it having the largest fleet of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicles, the US Air Force is looking towards smaller operators of the systems to explore ways in which the logistical and cost burden of operating the system can be reduced.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-touts-cross-nation-burden-sharing-of-Reaper-411438/
  • Raytheon completes final reviews of SDB II ahead of USAF LRIP decision

    News | 14 Apr 2015 09:36 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Raytheon has announced that it has carried out three final programme reviews of its Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) II ahead of a “milestone C” decision on production that the US Air Force is expected to make in May.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Raytheon-completes-final-reviews-of-SDB-II-ahead-of-USAF-LRIP-decision-411154/
  • USAF starts researching helmet-mounted cueing for F-22

    News | 25 Mar 2015 21:39 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Air Force has moved a step closer to equipping the Lockheed Martin F-22 cockpit with a helmet-mounted cueing system.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-starts-researching-helmet-mounted-cueing-for-F-22-410575/
  • KC-46 tanker likely will miss planned April first flight

    News | 19 Mar 2015 20:05 | Dan Parsons

    The Boeing KC-46A configured as an aerial refueling tanker will likely miss its planned April first flight because of issues with integration of military-specific components and systems, service officials have said.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/KC-46-tanker-likely-will-miss-planned-April-first-flight-410378/
  • USAF wants small, fully integrated JSTARS replacement

    News | 10 Mar 2015 16:44 | Dan Parsons

    ​The US air force will consider both US and international airframers to replace the Northrop Grumman E-8C JSTARS fleet, according to documents released on 5 March. The service also has confirmed its preference for a smaller aircraft than the Boeing 707-based E-8C.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-wants-small-fully-integrated-JSTARS-replacement-409979/
  • One-week study re-affirms A-10 retirement decision: USAF

    News | 06 Mar 2015 23:23 | Dan Parsons

    ​After a week of concentrated study of its close air support (CAS) role, the US Air Force essentially has decided to stick with plans to gradually retire the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II and hand the CAS mission to the Lockheed Martin F-35.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/One-week-study-re-affirms-A-10-retirement-decision-USAF-409888/