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New Air Force Planes Go Directly to ‘Boneyard’

New cargo planes on order for the U.S. Air Force are being delivered straight into storage in the Arizona desert because the military has...

US Air Force Grounds C-27J Fleet Due to Flight Control Failure

The entire fleet of US Air Force C-27J cargo aircraft has been ordered grounded following a mechanical failure of one aircraft’s flight control system. The failure occurred during a training mission on 3 July and was described as a “flight control problem” in a written statement released by Air Force officials.

Small Weapons for Light Fighters

As the U.S. Air Force is heading for a final selection of a Light Attack and Armed recce (LAAR) aircraft, final evaluation of the Brazilian Embraer A-29 Super Tucano and Hawker Beechcraft Defense Company (HBDC) AT-6 are performed. The AT-6 has been undergoing extensive weapon qualification and operational evaluation outlined in this article

Guardian Add-On Missile-Defense System Being Tested on a KC135 Tanker

A U.S. Air National Guard's KC-135 air refueling aircraft equipped with the Northrop Grumman Guardian Anti-Missile Defense System has completed air worthiness flight testing. The aircraft, operating with the 190th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) began flight testing on January 11, 2011 and is scheduled to continue the Operational Utility Evaluation (OUE) activities through the second quarter of 2011, to include additional flights and system tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

U.S. Air National Guard to Test Northrop Grumman’s Guardian DIRCM on...

The Air National Guard have initiated modifications to a KC-135 air refueling aircraft in preparation for the Operational Utility Evaluation of the Guardian directional...

Predator Crash on a Training Mission Due to Human Error

A U.S. Air Combat Command accident investigation board determined the cause of a crash of a Predator MQ-1 B unmanned aerial vehicle at Southern...