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New home finalised for USAF Stratotanker

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 60-0329 has been towed to a new display position at the National Museum of the USAF’s Air Park in Dayton, Ohio…

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Recharging airborne drones using laser equipped tankers

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) has asked industry to propose methods of recharging drones in mid-air using a laser strapped to a USAF tanker. Combat Aircraft Journal reports...

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Inside the biggest C-130 base in the world: Little Rock AFB

Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas is the largest C-130 base in the world and home of Stateside Hercules training. Combat Aircraft Journal pays a visit to this super base and talks to the personnel of the 19th AW

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What happened to the Northrop Grumman/EADS North America KC-45A?

Finding a new tanker for the USAF has never been an easy process. David Willis details the highs and lows of the Northrop Grumman/EADS North America KC-45A in the KC-X programme

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North Macedonia's Exercise Swift Response 22

The Swift Response 22 military exercise took place in May along the eastern flank of NATO, highlighting the ability of the US and its Allies to conduct near-simultaneous airborne operations from the Arctic Circle to the Balkans. Igor Bozinovski focuses on the role played by North Macedonia

F-22 Raptors arrive at RAF Lakenheath for more Eastern Europe action

On July 26, six F-22A Raptors from the 90th Fighter Squadron (FS), 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, touched down at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.

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FIA 2022: Kratos sees success in XQ-58A Skyborg flights and eyes future milestones

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has announced the completion of a successful series of test flights for the USAF’s Skyborg programme – an AI-enabled autonomous system that is being developed to control uncrewed aircraft in future MUM-T operations

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Soesterberg F-15 CO describes his time as squadron boss

Colonel Douglas C (‘Disco’) Dildy (USAF Ret) describes his time as the commander of the 32nd Fighter Squadron at Soesterberg Air Base in the Netherlands, which flew the F-15 Eagle.

New nuclear weapon tactic tested on B-2A Spirit stealth bomber

A US Air Force B-2A Spirit stealth bomber has released a B61-12 Joint Test Assembly (JTA) utilizing a new capability known as the Radar Aided Targeting System (RATS) during a capstone test at the Tonopah Test Range, Nevada.

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USAFE Phantoms Part 2 – Wild Weasels and Recce

In the second instalment of this two-part article, Doug Gordon looks at United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Wild Weasel and recce Phantoms and their role in the 1991 Gulf War.