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The U.S. Air Force’s KC-46A refueling tanker made by Boeing Co. on Friday made its first flight in a historic milestone for the program that came after repeated delays. “History in the making,” Boeing employee Jerry Pham tweeted while sharing a picture showing the aircraft taking off near Seattle. “The KC-46 Pegasus, the future of […]

The U.S. Air Force’s new KC-46A aerial refueling tanker made by Boeing Co. is scheduled to make its first flight on Sept. 25, a general said. The date was announced Tuesday by Brig. Gen. Duke Richardson during the Air & Space Conference near Washington, D.C. The milestone for the eventual successor to the KC-135 and […]

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 […]

The biggest question facing the Air Force when it comes to contracting for its next-generation long-range bomber is not meeting an award date set and then changed in recent months by its civilian leadership. And it’s not who will get the long-awaited contract – Northrup-Grumman or a team made up of Boeing and Lockheed Martin, […]

Much has been made about the ability of ISIS to master social media to recruit and broadcast their victories. But the U.S. Air Force is turning the militant group’s eagerness to share on social media into that intelligence that produces targets. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, head of Air Combat Command, described Monday how airmen at Hurlburt Field, Florida, […]