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Aircraft Report: Boeing E-3 Sentry

With its distinctive fuselage-mounted rotating radar dome, Boeing’s E-3 Sentry is one of the most recognisable AEW&C aircraft in operational service

Five years of USMC F-35B ops

On July 31, 2015, the USMC officially declared that its F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter fleet had achieved its initial operational capability.

US to stay at Mildenhall, proposes Spangdahlem Air Base withdrawal

The US Defense Secretary, Dr Mark Esper, announced plans to reduce the US military’s presence in Germany on July 29 – a move which cancels previous plans to relocate RAF Mildenhall-based aircraft and personnel to the country.

US green lights Lithuanian UH-60M purchase

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of six Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk medium-lift utility helicopters and related equipment to Lithuania.

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Aircraft Report: Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

After 68 years of operational service, Boeing’s mighty long-range strategic bomber – the B-52 Stratofortress – is still the mainstay of the USAF’s global strike capability, a title this heavyweight will retain for up to three more decades.

USAF retires final AC-130U Spooky gunships

The US Air Force (USAF) has retired its last operational Lockheed AC-130U Spooky gunship from service, with the type being replaced by the new Lockheed Martin AC-130J Ghostrider.

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Aircraft Report: Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Lockheed's iconic SR-71A could cruise on the edge of space and outpace incoming missiles. Even now, over 20 years after being retired from service, no manned aircraft has ever flown higher or faster.

USAF orders first F-15EX batch in $1.2bn deal

Boeing has been contracted by the US Air Force (USAF) for its first lot of eight F-15EX multi-role fighters, in a deal worth roughly US$1.2bn.

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Aircraft Report: Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

For 25 years, this incredible military transport aircraft has been vital for the US Air Force, among others. Watch our video about it…

Jordanian UH-60M purchase gets US approval

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of a single Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk medium-lift utility helicopter and related equipment to Jordan.

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