USAF

Boeing begins production of T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer

Boeing started production of the new T-7A Red Hawk training jet at its plant in Saint Louis, Missouri, the United States....


USAF takes delivery of first Wolverine light attack aircraft

The USAF receives its first Textron AT-6E Wolverine, the light attack version of the T-6C Texan II trainer....


USAF capabilities jeopardized by air refueling problems

The US Transportation Command fears the aging tanker fleet and delays with the Boeing KC-46 could jeopardize the daily operations of the US Air Force....


Boeing reports new $275M charge on KC-46, overruns exceed contract

In its Q4 2020 earnings Boeing reported a new $275 million charge on KC-46 Pegasus, the troubled aerial refueling aircraft....


USAF ups Boeing KC-46 Pegasus tanker order to nearly 100

Boeing has announced a contract by the US Air Force for another 15 KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling aircraft, significantly expanding the initial order....


Modified Avenger drones to be used for Skyborg testing

General Atomics announced that two of their Avenger drones will be used in 2021 and 2022 to test teaming with fighter jets. ...


USAF and lawmakers fight over JSTARS aircraft retirement

Fearing the USAF could rush its replacement, US Congress added new requirements to the retirement of the E-8C JSTARS surveillance aircraft....


XQ-58A Valkyrie maiden sortie with F-22 and F-35

For the first time, a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, an F-35A Lightning II, and an XQ-58A Valkyrie experimental combat drone flew in formation....


Boeing and Airbus to compete again for USAF tanker modernization

The United States Air Force is ready to move forward with the second program aimed at renewing its fleet of aerial refuelers. Formerly known under the codename KC-Y, the competition should once again see Boeing face Airbus in partnership with Lockheed Martin. The many difficulties encountered by Boeing's KC-46A Pegasus, birthed from the previous program, could be a thorn in the Seattle manufacturer’s side....


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....