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The Air Force will give an update next week at the annual Air and Space Conference on its two most needed yet controversial aircraft programs — the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the KC-46 Pegasus refueling tanker. Both projects have recently come under fire from Congress – again. In addition to cost overruns on the […]

NORAD and federal authorities ran a training exercise over the nation’s capital Sunday to test abilities to detect drones and gyrocopters in restricted air spaces following several troubling incidents. The exercise was intended to gauge the effectiveness of air defense systems to “identify and track low altitude, slow speed aerial vehicles operating in and around […]

The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday that an armed drone was used to carry out the first U.S. airstrike launched from the Incirlik Air Force Base in Turkey against ISIS in Syria. Turkey, which last month approved the use of Incirlik for strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also pledged to work out […]

After years of trying, the Navy and Bell Boeing have announced the first foreign sale of the V-22 Ospreys, with five of the tilt-rotor aircraft under contract for delivery to Japan. The $332.5 million contract for the Block C version of the Osprey included support, training, and equipment to boost the mobility of Japan’s Self-Defenses […]

A Russian Su-27 Flanker fighter jet made a dangerously close pass of a U.S. intelligence aircraft May 30 over the Black Sea, Pentagon officials announced Friday. Army Col. Steve Warren, the chief Pentagon spokesman, said the Russian jets made two passes at the RC-135. The first pass was made in a “professional” manner in line […]