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Clement Charpentreau
No fix before months for KC-46 Pegasus cargo issue

The KC-46 Pegasus is banned from transporting cargo and personnel due to a safety deficiency. While the problem was identified, it appears that the fix could still be months down the line....


Clement Charpentreau
USAF F-16 accidentally releases dummy bomb in Japan

A United States Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon accidentally dropped an inert bomb on private land outside training grounds in Aomori Prefecture, north of Japan's main island of Honshu....


Clement Charpentreau
USAF F-16 fighter jet crashes during training in New Mexico

A United States Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashed near Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, on October 30, 2019. The aircraft was on a training flight, the pilot ejected successfully. It is the second crash of a USAF F-16 in less than a month....


Clement Charpentreau
X-37B, the mysterious space drone, lands after two-year mission

The X-37B, the United States Air Force space drone, has just returned to Earth after a 780-day flight. The exact purpose of its two-year mission remains a secret....


Clement Charpentreau
US F-16 fighter jet crashes during training near Trier, Germany

An F-16C fighter jet belonging to the United States Air Force crashed near Zemmer, close to the German border with Luxembourg, on October 8, 2019. The aircraft was on a training flight involving several other F-16s at the time of the incident....


Clement Charpentreau
Incident prompts USAF to ban Boeing KC-46 from transporting cargo

The United States Air Force banned the KC-46 tanker from carrying cargo and passengers indefinitely after an incident revealed a new severe deficiency....


Clement Charpentreau
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....


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RAF Red Arrows join USAF Thunderbirds in stunning NYC flypast

The British Royal Air Force “Red Arrows” Aerobatic Team, led by the United States Air Force “Thunderbirds” Air Demonstration Squadron, performed a stunning display over the Big Apple on August 22, 2019, painting the New York’s skyline in red, white and blue smoke trails. Hundreds of thousands of onlookers watched as the formation of 19 aircraft flew down the Hudson River and around the Statue of Liberty in what has b...


Clement Charpentreau
USAF funds Boeing $55.5 million KC-46A Pegasus fix

Boeing has been awarded a $55.5 million contract by the United States Air Force for the redesign of the KC-46A boom telescope actuator. The work is expected to be completed by February 2021....


Clement Charpentreau
USAF launches construction of first permanent F-35 base in Europe

Representatives of the United States Air Force and of the British Ministry of Defence met in RAF Lakenheath, east of England, on July 15, 2019, to mark the beginning of the construction of a new F-35 Lightning II infrastructure....