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Clement Charpentreau

US Air Force retires KC-10 Extender, making way for Boeing KC-46

A first McDonnell-Douglas KC-10A Extender was flown to the Davis Monthan storage facility in Arizona. The U.S. Air Force plans to withdraw its entire KC-10 fleet within the next five years....


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U.S. Air Force orders eight pre-production Boeing F-15EX fighters

The U.S. Air Force officially signed the first order for eight Boeing F-15EX Advanced Eagle fighter jets on July 13, 2020. These pre-series aircraft will allow the military and the manufacturer to test and fully define their applications. The first contract is estimated at $1.2 billion....


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F-16 fighter jet crashes in New Mexico, pilot injured

A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashed at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The pilot managed to eject....


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Pilot missing after USAF F-15C disappears above North Sea

An F-15C fighter aircraft of the US Air Force 48th Fighter Wing disappeared above the North Sea on June 15, 2020. A search and rescue operation is ongoing to find the pilot....


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C-130 Hercules substantially damaged in runway excursion

A C-130H Hercules transport plane of the United States Air Force overran the runway of Camp Taji base in Iraq during a night landing. Four of the occupants were injured....


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USAF accidentally drops hypersonic missile during test

A hypersonic missile under development accidentally separated from a B-52 aircraft during tests in the United States, according to media reports....


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US Air Force F-35 crashes while landing in Florida base

An F-35A Lightning II crashed near Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The pilot managed to eject and survived....


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Boeing demonstrates capacities of latest F-15 variant [Video]

The Boeing F-15QA, to be delivered to Qatar in 2021, made its first flight in the skies of Saint Louis, Missouri. The most advanced version of the F-15 to date took off for a 90-minute demonstration flight above the ex-McDonnell Douglas facilities....


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Air Force One, the flying White House

If there is one aircraft as famous as the Pope, one name as recognizable as Coca Cola in the aviation world, it is the Air Force One. The sole mention of this plane is enough for most people to see its light blue, white and gold livery. Get to know the rock star of airplanes....


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Boeing to receive $882 million in withheld USAF payments

The United States Air Force has reached two agreements with Boeing, one regarding the final corrections to the Remote Vision System of the KC-46A Pegasus tankers and the second about the release of $882 million in payments that had been withheld due to the technical problems affecting the refuellers....