Divested B-1B to become ground integration lab at Edwards AFB
The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center revealed on March 8 that a recently retired B-1B Lancer will become the new Edwards Aircraft Ground Integration Lab (EAGIL) at Edwards AFB in California
Fast, futuristic and very expensive: the XB-70 Valkyrie
Watch rare footage of the only XB-70 Valkyrie in existence – still the heaviest aircraft ever made to reach Mach 3
New countermeasures for USAF AC-130J, MC-130J
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has been contracted to develop and deliver new radio frequency countermeasure (RFCM) systems for the US Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) AC-130J and MC-130J fleets.
Eielson AFB doubles F-35A fleet
The number of Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB) has doubled, following the arrival of three more examples at the Alaskan base on June 25.
SNC hands over first AbMN-modified MC-130J to AFSOC
The US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has taken delivery of its first MC-130J Commando II, equipped with the Airborne Mission Networking (AbMN) secure communications suite.
USAF set to get Turkey's F-35s
House of Representatives' armed service committee chairman gives his support to F-35 deal following Turkey's suspension from the Joint Strike Fighter programme last year
USAF Reapers arrive in Estonia
In co-operation with the Estonian government, the USAF has deployed MQ-9A Reaper unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAV), personnel and support equipment to Amari air base, Estonia.
USAF moves closer to finalising T-7A Red Hawk design
Boeing and the US Air Force (USAF) have recently conducted both the Aircraft Critical Design Review (CDR) and the System CDR for the T-7A Red Hawk next-generation advanced jet trainer.
Bell Boeing team delivers 400th V-22 Osprey
US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has received its 53rd Bell Boeing CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor – a milestone that marks the 400th delivery of a V-22 in the history of the programme.
Another USAF F-16C receives “ghost” paint scheme
A second USAF-operated Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon has rolled out of the paint shop, sporting the now-popular ‘ghost' paint scheme.
48th Fighter Wing F-15C crashes in the North Sea
A Boeing F-15C Eagle – assigned to the US Air Forces Europe’s (USAFE’s) 48th Fighter Wing (FW) at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk – has crashed into the North Sea.
Jolly Green II, AH-64D complete first combined test mission
Sikorsky’s HH-60W Jolly Green II – the USAF’s newest combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter – has completed its first combined test mission with a US Army Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow.