U.S. Air Force

USAF orders 12 more KC-46 tankers from Boeing

Boeing received an additional order for 12 KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling and transport aircraft from the United States Air Force....


Mirage F1 to begin training USAF pilots in Florida

A unit of Mirage F1 fighter jets owned by Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), a subsidiary of Textron, arrived at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida....


Artificial intelligence co-pilots US Air Force U-2 spy plane

During a test flight, the United States Air Force experimented with the use of artificial intelligence to act as co-pilot of a U-2 "Dragon Lady" spy plane for the first time...


USAF F-15E fighters to use recycled wings from Saudi F-15S

As the Saudi Air Force planned to scrap the wings of 66 F-15S fighters being converted to the SA standard, the U.S. Air Force stepped in to acquire the parts....


B-1B test-launches cruise missile externally ahead of hypersonic weapons

A B-1B Lancer strategic bomber of the United States Air Force successfully carried out an external weapon release demonstration....


USAF tests B-1B Lancer capacity to carry hypersonic weapons

A B-1B Lancer strategic bomber of the United States Air Force successfully passed a captive-carry test of a hypersonic weapon....


USAF F-35A achieves supersonic nuclear bomb drop-test

A USAF F-35A flying at supersonic speed successfully dropped a mock B61-12, a nuclear bomb currently in development....


Risk of explosion: Dutch F-35As must stay away from thunderstorms

Among several other deficiencies, the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), the Royal Dutch Air Force identified a defect on its F-35A fighter jets that could potentially lead to a fuel vapor explosion in case of a lightning strike....


Boom enters the supersonic Air Force One race

Boom Supersonic, an aerospace company designing the supersonic airliner Overture, was awarded a contract by the United States Air Force to explore the potential use of the supersonic aircraft as an Air Force executive transport....


Oregon Air National Guard to get new F-15EX jets first

The Oregon Air National Guard was chosen to be first to receive the Boeing F-15EX in 2022. New fighters will replace F-15C/D jets that are more than 40 years old and nearing the end of their service life....