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Clement Charpentreau
Flawed Boeing KC-46A tanker catches Israel interest

The State Department officially informed the Congress of its intention to proceed with the sale of 8 Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tankers, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced. The sale could help reduce the stress currently affecting the USAF aerial refueling capacities....


Clement Charpentreau
Boeing tests nightmare scenario onboard T-7A Red Hawk [Video]

To demonstrate the reliability of the T-7A Red Hawk, Boeing tested the limits of its new advanced training jet by successfully conducting an in-flight shutdown and restart of its engine....


Clement Charpentreau
Pentagon confirms new “Trump” paint job for Air Force One

In accordance with the United States President Donald Trump’s wishes, the new livery of the upcoming U.S. presidential plane, colloquially known as Air Force One, has been revealed in a budget report from the Pentagon. The VC-25B should trade the sky blue and white color scheme for a red, white and dark blue paint job....


Clement Charpentreau
U.S. forces recover bodies and black boxes from E-11A crash site

Two bodies and the flight data recorders from the USAF E-11A plane that crashed in Ghazni, eastern Afghanistan, on January 27, 2020, were recovered. An investigation has been launched to determine if the aircraft was shot down or not....


Clement Charpentreau
Mysterious crash in Afghanistan could be USAF plane

Initially thought to be a passenger flight, the aircraft that crashed in Ghazni region, Afghanistan, now appears to be a USAF Northrop Grumman E-11A communication relay plane....


Clement Charpentreau
USAF set to replace its “Doomsday plane”

The United States Air Force is actively looking for a replacement to the E-4A Nightwatch also known as the National Operations Airborne Center, which allows the Pentagon staff to operate from the skies....


Clement Charpentreau
Third USAF F-16 crash in less than two months

An F-16 Fighting Falcon of the United States Air Force crashed as it was about to land on Kunsan Air Base, near Gunsan, South Korea. The pilot managed to eject from his aircraft. The crash is the latest in a series of incidents involving an F-16 in the last few months....


Clement Charpentreau
Draken Mirage F1 achieves maiden flight [Video]

Almost three months after its competitor ATAC, Draken International announced the maiden flight of one of its Mirage F1. The aircraft should soon serve in adversary air services for pilots of the United States Air Force....


Clement Charpentreau
Crash of two USAF Northrop T-38 Talon trainers kills two pilots

Two Northrop T-38 Talon aircraft of the United States Air Force crashed during a training mission in northeastern Oklahoma. Two pilots were killed in the accident....


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....