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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 […]

A panel of defense analysts on Wednesday urged U.S. lawmakers to develop a fleet of next-generation bombers capable of piercing advanced enemy air defenses. Their testimony before a subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee came as the Pentagon is poised to announce which defense contractor will land the potentially $100 billion contract to develop […]

Boeing Co. has released video showing its new portable laser weapon burning a hole through and ultimately disabling a flying drone. The company’s Compact Laser Weapons System recently demonstrated its potential during an exercise in Point Mugu, California, where it took out an unspecified type of unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, at a “tactical” range, […]

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 […]