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US sends surveillance aircraft over eastern Ukraine

The US air force flew a surveillance aircraft over eastern Ukraine in a reconnaissance mission amid high tensions with Russia....


How the F-35 became the most expensive fighter jet ever built

The F-35 stealth fighter jet became the most expensive weapon program in military history....


USAF F-15 Eagle fighter jets take over Iceland airspace defense

A detachment of F-15C/D Eagles of the United States Air Force (USAF) was deployed to Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, in support of NATO Air Police operations. They will have the mission of defending the sovereignty of the country’s airspace against foreign incursions....


Air Force Two forced to turn around after hitting bird [Video]

Air Force Two, the plane carrying United States Vice President Mike Pence, was forced to turn around after suffering a bird strike....


New contract to make Air Force One supersonic?

The United States Air Force awarded a new contract with Exosonic as a feasibility of Air Force One to become hypersonic in the future. The low-boom supersonic jet could possibly serve as future Air Force One aircraft. A startup Exosonic has been awarded a U.S Air Force contract to develop a supersonic executive transport aircraft in the mid-2030s. According to a tweet from the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), the contract was...


Hermeus partners with USAF to develop supersonic Air Force One

Hermeus, an aerospace company developing a Mach 5 aircraft, announced its partnership with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to deliver hypersonic travel for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)....


U.S. and Australian aircrews assist in real-life Robinson rescue

Three sailors were stranded for three days on the tiny remote island of Pikelot, in the western Pacific Ocean. They were spotted by rescue aircraft and rescued thanks to the SOS message they had written in the sand....


Air Force One: how Boeing 747 became the VC-25A

Ever since the 1960s, Boeing jets were the dedicated aircraft for the United States president, carrying the Air Force One designation. But as it came time to replace the presidential Boeing 707, Boeing almost lost the race:...


USAF A-10 accidentally fires live rocket during training

A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II accidentally fired an M156 air-to-ground rocket outside Tucson, Arizona. No injuries were reported....


Private Mirage F1 makes maiden flight in the United States

Five years after its retirement from the French Armée de l’air, the Mirage F1 completed its maiden flight in the United States as part of a private fleet. 63 Dassault fighter jets were acquired by Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), a subsidiary of Textron....