USAF

New cost overruns to hit Boeing KC-46 due to more flaws

Boeing will have to fix two more Category I deficiencies in the US Air Force’s new KC-46 aerial tanker, increasing its price....


Will SpaceX resurrect 1950s plans for military cargo rockets?

The US military has already tried to design intercontinental rocket transport. Now, it wants to know if SpaceX can do that....


Biden administration doubles down on Trump’s F-35 plans

The Biden administration left the F-35 procurement plans for the financial year 2022 unchanged....


Boeing unexpectedly delivers second F-15EX ahead of deadline

On April 21, 2021, Boeing announced the delivery of the second F-15EX fighter jet to the United States Air Force (USAF)....


USAF officially unveils F-15EX, names it Eagle II

The name was revealed in a rollout ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, on April 7, 2021....


US is spending $15B on hypersonic weapons, report reveals

The United States has 70 different hypersonic weapon programs costing $15 billion, according to a government study....


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....