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San Bernardino: From former military base to thriving airport

Tom Batchelor travels to southern California to learn more about a remarkable turnaround taking place in San Bernardino

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A Polished Attempt to Cross the Atlantic

The first Polish attempt to fly the Atlantic took place in 1928, financed by a committee of Polish-Americans. It was to employ an Italian-built Caproni Ca 87 flying boat, converted from a Ca 73ter bomber. Flown by a Polish crew, it would make its way from Milan to Warsaw, and then to Ireland from where it would stage to Newfoundland and onward to the USA...

D-Day: Aerial Armada

Graham Pitchfork describes the massive airborne assault that paved the way for D-Day

CH-53K successfully completes aerial refuelling test

Sikorsky’s CH-53K King Stallion has successfully completed air-to-air refuelling tests, demonstrating the platform’s long-range capabilities for the US Marine Corps (USMC).

Blue Air Training acquires Broncos

US-based close air support (CAS) contractor, Blue Air Training, has added seven North American-Rockwell OV-10D+/G Broncos to its fleet.

USAF, Boeing agree on final KC-46 RVS 2.0 design

The US Air Force (USAF) and Boeing have reached two agreements on the final design of the KC-46A Pegasus’ Remote Vision System (RVS) – which is known as RVS 2.0.

AFRC receives first Combat King II

Lockheed Martin has delivered a first HC-130J Combat King II for the US Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) to Patrick Air Force Base (AFB), Florida.

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Bandits of the Last Frontier!

Eielson Air Force Base in the wilds of Alaska is home to one of just two USAF aggressor squadrons. Kedar Karmarkar ventured to Fairbanks to see what goes on for the 18th Aggressor Squadron during its main event: Red Flag – Alaska.

US Navy procures two additional E-2Ds

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract to supply and support an additional two E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes for the US Navy.

US approves South Korean F-16 IFF/Link 16 upgrades

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of identification friend or foe (IFF) systems and Link 16 tactical data links to South Korea, as part of the country’s F-16 upgrade effort.