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Research Innovations awarded C2 development deal

Research Innovations has been awarded a US$950m indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract by the US Air Force to support Advanced Battle Management System development

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Skyborg completes test flight aboard MQ-20 Avenger

The USAF's Skyborg artificial 'brain' flew inside a stealthy, jet-powered UAV for the first time in late June, during a test flight which advanced the drone control system's air-to-air capability, as we explain

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KC-46A’s centreline drogue system approved for operational use

Headquarters Air Mobility Command announced on July 12 that the USAF’s Boeing KC-46A Pegasus Centerline Drogue System mission set has been approved for operational use

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KC-10A Extender: The USAF's 'other' tanker

Now in its 40th year of service, the McDonnell Douglas KC-10A has been continuously deployed since January 1991. Like most DC-10 airliners that preceded it, the Extender has entered its twilight years and will soon become part of the USAF’s past, as we report

2nd ARS conducts final KC-10A sortie

The USAF’s 2nd Air Refueling Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, flew its final McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender sortie on June 30, closing out its operation with the tanker aircraft

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Report claims spatial disorientation caused Michigan F-16C crash

A US Air Force Aircraft Accident Investigation Board report into the loss of an F-16C in the Hiawatha National Forest, Michigan, on December 8, 2020, has found that spatial disorientation caused the crash

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Robins AFB set to host USAF E-11A BACN unit

The USAF has announced plans to establish a Bombardier E-11A BACN squadron at Robins AFB, Georgia, which would serve under the 319th Reconnaissance Wing as a geographically separated unit

USAF unveils another special schemed A-10C

A USAF-operated Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II from the Indiana ANG’s 122nd FW has been painted in a distinctive, non-standard black and grey colour scheme to commemorate 100 years of aviation in the Indiana ANG

Heavily damaged Iraqi Mi-171 moved at Al Asad

A heavily damaged Mil Mi-171 (NATO reporting name: Hip-H) tactical transport helicopter belonging to the Iraqi Army Air Corps (IqAAC) was moved by US personnel at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq’s Anbar province on July 7

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USAF plans to divest oldest A-10Cs and relocate Nellis-based units

The USAF has revealed plans to relocate its close air support and rescue missions from Nellis AFB, Nevada, to Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, at the expense of the 42 oldest examples of its Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II fleet