U.S. Air Force

Boeing delivers U.S. Special Operations Command’s first Next-Gen Chinook MH-47G Block II helicopter

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Boeing is delivering new technologies and performance improvements to U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) with the Block II Chinook helicopter. Boeing’s Philadelphia team recently...

Boeing completes first conversion of U.S. Air Force F-16 into QF-16 aerial target drone

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A team from Boeing and the U.S. Air Force completed the first QF-16 Full-Scale Aerial Target to undergo conversion from a modification line in...

Boeing and U.S. Air Force ink historic deal for advanced F-15EX fighter jet

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The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a nearly $1.2 billion contract to build the first lot of eight F-15EX advanced fighter jets to help...

MQ-9B SkyGuardian: The next generation of remotely piloted aircraft

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The MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) possesses a number of unique advantages not found in manned platforms:...

Bell Boeing delivers 400th V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor aircraft to U.S. Air Force

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The Bell Boeing V-22 team recently delivered its 400th aircraft, a CV-22 for U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command. The first production V-22 was delivered...

U.S. Air Force Lockheed Martin F-35A crashes at Eglin Air Force base in Florida

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An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 58th Fighter Sq crashed upon landing at Eglin Air Force base in Florida around 21:30 yesterday. The...

Dassault sells its 96.85% shareholding in SABCA to Sabena Aerospace and SFPI/FPIM

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Dassault Belgique Aviation SA (“DBA”), Sabena Aerospace SA (“Sabena”) and Société Fédérale de Participations et Investissements – Federale Participatie- en Investeringsmaatschappij SA/NV (“SFPI/FPIM”) announce...

Poland signs contract to acquire 32 F-35A fighter jets from Lockheed Martin

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After Belgium, Lockheed Martin registers a new purchase contract in Europe for its F-35 fighter jets with Poland. In today’s signing ceremony, Polish Defence Minister...

52 Air Force F-35A aircraft from the 388th and 428th Fighter Wings symbolically form up in an “elephant walk” exercise at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, U.S.

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On 6 January, the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings of the United States Air Force conducted an F-35A Combat Power Exercise...

Pentagon and Lockheed Martin reach agreement reducing F-35A cost by 12.8 percent

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The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin finalised a $34 billion agreement for the production and delivery of 478 F-35s at the lowest...

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon crashes near Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany; pilot OK

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On 8 October at about 15:00 (UTC +2), a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed near Zemmer, Germany, during a routine training sortie. The...

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey fleet surpasses 500,000 flight hours

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Osprey continues to provide unique tiltrotor capabilities to support worldwide military missions The V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft built by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron...

New T-7A Red Hawk honours legends of the past and heroes of the future

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  The U.S. Air Force has announced its name for Boeing’s new advanced pilot training system: the T-7A Red Hawk. The name is derived from the...

41st Sanicole Airshow kicks off with stunning Sunset Program

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On Friday 13th, Sanicole kicked off its 41st edition with a stunning Sunset line up. Established in 1977, the award-winning International Sanicole Airshow plans and...

U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II unintentionally releases rocket into the Arizona Desert

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On 6 September, during a routine training mission, a U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron from the 355th...

US Air Force selects Boeing for A-10 Thunderbolt II re-winging contract

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The eleven-year award builds on more than a decade of A-10 support Boeing will continue its legacy of A-10 Thunderbolt II sustainment work under an...

US Air Force Boeing KC-46 makes an unusual landing at Le Bourget ahead of the Paris Air Show 2019

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On Saturday 15 June 2019, a United States Air Force Boeing KC-46 Pegasus aircraft made an unusual landing at Le Bourget Airport near Paris,...

President Trump unveils his livery for the new Air Force One

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More than a year after announcing a $3.9 billion makeover for America's most famous aircraft, President Donald Trump shared never-before-seen images of Air Force...

U.S. Air Force F-16 crashes into a warehouse near March Air Reserve Base

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On 16 May, a U.S. Air Force F-16 crashed into a warehouse just outside of March Air Reserve Base, California. According to local reports...

Dakota C-47 “Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber”, Former Belgian Air Force K11 to return to Europe for WWII Commemorations.

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In June 2019 the D-Day Invasion will be the 75th commemoration. It will most probably be the very last large commemoration of this historical...

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