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October 21, 2021, 6:13 AM

KC-46 Tanker Cleared to Refuel F-15s and F-16s on Operations

The latest Interim Capability Release for the troubled tanker opens up a large number of potential receivers.

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AH-1Z Viper Bahrain
Oct 26, 2021 - 4:59 AM
The Gulf island kingdom is buying a dozen of the U.S.-made Vipers to modernize its attack helicopter fleet.
KC-46A Pegasus refueling F-16
Oct 21, 2021 - 6:13 AM
The latest Interim Capability Release for the troubled tanker opens up a large number of potential receivers.
Typhoon Kuwait
Oct 21, 2021 - 4:40 AM
The first two of 28 Eurofighter Typhoons ordered by the Kuwait Air Force are now in pre-handover flight test.
Oct 19, 2021 - 5:59 PM
Charter operator GrandView Aviation uses a fleet of 13 Embraer Phenom 300 jets powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW535E turbofans.
Safran
Oct 19, 2021 - 9:40 AM
Safran's new Texas assembly line will produce the Arriel 2E engine for the U.S. Army’s UH-72B Lakota.
Oct 18, 2021 - 4:03 PM
A jury has faulted the company for conduct related to foreign military sales.
UH-60V Black Hawk
Oct 12, 2021 - 5:37 AM
The UH-60V is an upgraded version of the UH-60L utility transport helicopter with a state-of-the-art integrated cockpit system.
F-35B Japan
Oct 9, 2021 - 6:39 AM
Two U.S. Marine Corps Lockheed Martin F-35Bs have successfully undertaken the first operations by the aircraft from a Japanese naval vessel.
F/A-018 Super Hornet Block III
Sep 28, 2021 - 11:54 AM
The next major iteration of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet has moved a step closer to operational fielding with the delivery of the first production aircraft.
B-52 re-engining
Sep 25, 2021 - 4:55 AM
The long-running saga of re-engining the venerable B-52 bomber has now become reality with the award of a major new engine contract to Rolls-Royce.