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News stories and features relevant to the United States Air Force (USAF).

Ellsworth Air Force Base set to be first operational home for the B-21 Raider

The United States Air Force (USAF) has announced that Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota is the “preferred location” for the first operational and formal training squadrons for the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider long-range, deep-penetration strategic stealth bomber. The announcement was… Continue Reading →

Bush Foundation requests outgoing Air Force One aircraft becomes a museum exhibit

The George and Barbara Bush Foundation have requested that a Boeing VC-25A, the current Air Force One aircraft which is scheduled to be retired from US Air Force service in 2025, be permanently exhibited at a museum following its retirement…. Continue Reading →

US Air Force grounds B-1B Lancer fleet over safety concerns

The United States Air Force (USAF) has once again grounded its Rockwell B-1B Lancer supersonic bomber fleet following safety concerns regarding the aircraft’s ejection seat. The fleet was grounded by the USAF’s Global Strike Command on 28 March 2019 after… Continue Reading →

Pentagon reduces US military’s F-35 order for 2020

The Pentagon is set to ask for a reduced number of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters in its budget request for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020). Instead of the previously planned 84, the US military is looking to cut… Continue Reading →

Silent Knight Radar to be integrated onto US Air Force CV-22B Ospreys

Defence contractor, Raytheon, has been awarded a contract to integrate its next-generation multi-mode K-band AN/APQ-187 Silent Knight Radar (SKR) onto the United States Air Force’s (USAF) 52 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. The contract modification, worth $15m (USD), adds to… Continue Reading →

US Air Force set for F-15X Advanced Eagle acquisition

The United States Air Force is looking set to purchase 80 new-build Boeing F-15 Eagles. Dubbed the F-15X Advanced Eagle, the new aircraft will complement the US Air Force’s inventory of Lockheed Martin’s F-22A Raptor and F-35A Lightning II stealth… Continue Reading →

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