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F-35 in – Special ops out as part of US forces...

As part of a major consolidation and realignments of US forces in Europe announced today by the Pentagon the Air Force plans to permanently deploy two of its future F-35 squadrons at RAF Lakenheath. US presence in RAF Mildenhall will be terminated, with assets and personnel supporting aerial recce units flying RC-135 moved to other bases in the UK. Aerial refuelling and special operations units will be transferred to Germany.

Bundling Israel Paves Way for Pentagon Sale of Strike Weapons to...

A multi-billion arms deal offered by the US to key Middle-East allies bundles advanced fighter planes, strike weapons, radars and special mission aircraft, sold separately to Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Convinces the UAE to increase the number of their Desert Falcons, instead of buying Rafale or Typhoons could derail European sales efforts in the region. Likewise, offerring radars and surplus USAF tankers to Israel would hurt Israeli efforts to soffer its own tankers, converted from commercial aircraft.

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...

GAO Sustains Boeing Claims on Unfair US Air Force Tanker Selection

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended the Pentagon re-run the competition offering aerial refueling tankers to the U.S. Air Force. Northrop Grumman won...

US Air Force Selects KC-45A as KC-135 Replacement

The U.S. Air Force announced the selection of Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) to build its next-generation air-refueling tanker aircraft. The estimated $35 billion program calls...

US Air Force’s KC-X Aerial Tanker Replacement Program

// // The U.S. Air Force released yesterday (Jan. 30, 2007) the Request for Proposal for the KC-X Aerial Refueling Aircraft, officially launching the...
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