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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 →

Typhoon and Super Hornet shortlisted for German Tornado replacement

The German Defence Ministry has shortlisted its options to two aircraft, with one of them going on to take-over the role of the Luftwaffe’s Panavia Tornado ECR/IDS fleet, which currently sits at roughly 85-90 aircraft. On 31 January 2019, German… Continue Reading →

US Navy final front-line F/A-18C “Legacy” Hornet’s set for retirement

The US Navy is preparing to say farewell to the last of its Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) F/A-18C “Legacy” Hornet multi-role fighter aircraft which are set to be retired on 1 February 2019, at their home base at NAS Oceana, Virginia…. Continue Reading →

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