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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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General Atomics SkyGuardian
Sep 19, 2021 - 4:21 AM
Trials have proven the ability of the SkyGuardian to operate in controlled airspace as the UK gears up to begin operations with the Protector RG.Mk 1.
F-117 Nighthawk
Sep 18, 2021 - 5:57 AM
Two F-117s have deployed to Fresno to train with the California ANG, affording the public its first view of the aircraft since its 2008 "retirement".
Sep 17, 2021 - 1:05 PM
The U.S. Air Force is gearing up to buy another fleet of tankers, which could pitch the A330 MRTT into battle again with the Boeing KC-46.
Rafale Greece
Sep 13, 2021 - 4:09 AM
The additional fighters will allow the Hellenic Air Force to restore the number of aircraft within the Tanagra fighter wing to full level.
C-130J Indonesia
Sep 11, 2021 - 5:27 AM
The direct commercial sale of C-130Js had previously gone unreported, but has been made public during a visit to Marietta by Indonesia’s air chief.
Airbus C295
Sep 10, 2021 - 12:27 PM
The Airbus medium transport will replace the Indian Air Force’s aging fleet of HAL-built British Aerospace HS 748s.
Sep 7, 2021 - 5:20 PM
The UH-72B incorporates all the technologies in the latest H145.
A400M Kazakhstan
Sep 1, 2021 - 11:26 AM
The order for the tactical/strategic-capable heavylifter follows on from the delivery of the smaller C295.
L3 Harris ARES
Aug 31, 2021 - 6:35 AM
The ARES demonsatrator will help the U.S. Army decide on how best to replace its fleet of aging RC-12 Guardrail aircraft.
C-17 General McKenzie Kabul
Aug 18, 2021 - 6:01 AM
A large-scale evacuation of allied personnel and at-risk Afghan nationals is under way from Kabul’s Hamid Karzai airport.