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Clement Charpentreau
First test flight of Boeing MQ-25 unmanned refueler [Video]

Boeing’s unmanned aerial refueler, the MQ-25 Stingray, successfully achieved its maiden sortie. The aircraft validated its basic flight functions and operations with the ground control station....


Clement Charpentreau
US Navy declares death of pilot in F-18 “Star Wars” canyon crash

UPDATED: After a day of research, the US Navy announced the death of the pilot of a single-seat F/A-18E Super Hornet jet that crashed in Death Valley National Park, California. The incident injured seven tourists on the ground....


Clement Charpentreau
US military condemns Venezuela “aggressive” interception [Video]

The United States military accuses a Venezuelan SU-30 Flanker fighter jet of following a U.S. Navy EP-3 Aries “at an unsafe distance [...] for a prolonged period of time" in international airspace. Venezuela claims that the U.S. aircraft has violated its airspace....


Clement Charpentreau
Russian Su-27 intercepts US P-8A Poseidon near Crimea [Video]

A Russian Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled to intercept a U.S. P-8A Poseidon observation plane over the Black Sea near Crimea....


Clement Charpentreau
US confirms Iran shot down one of its drones

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRCG) claimed to have shot down a U.S. drone near the Strait of Hormuz, southern Iran. The information was confirmed by a U.S. official....


Clement Charpentreau
US protests “unsafe” interception of patrol plane by Russian jet

The US Navy's 6th Fleet reported the interception of one of its P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft by a Russian Su-35 fighter over the Mediterranean Sea....


Clement Charpentreau
Japan calls off crashed F-35A search, rest of fleet grounded

Japan ended its search for the pilot's body and the wreck of the F-35 fighter jet that fell to sea on April 9, 2019....


AeroTime Team
Opinion: F-35 program not ready for combat-testing

The troubled $1.5 trillion F-35 program is not ready to begin the critical combat-testing phase, the Pentagon’s testing director said in a previously undisclosed August memo obtained by the Center for Defense Information at the Project On Government Oversight (POGO). ...


AeroTime Team
Rolls-Royce to power Boeing MQ-25 aircraft for U.S. Navy

Rolls-Royce announced on September 6, 2018, that its engines have been selected by Boeing to power the U.S. Navy’s new MQ-25 Stingray aircraft, which will provide unmanned, carrier-based air-to-air refueling....


AeroTime Team
History Hour: Operation SAGEBURNER sets new speed record

On August 28, 1961, Lieutenants Huntington Hardisty and Earl De Esch, US Navy, flew a McDonnell F4H-1F Phantom II to a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Speed Record....