If the threat of severe thunderstorms materializes over Eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle on June 8, the staff of a NASA project and its heavily instrumented high-altitude ER-2 jet aircraft plan to be there.
Despite the fact that it won’t be declared operational for at least another two years, the Boeing KC-46A has flown thousands of operational missions and offloaded tens of millions of pounds of fuel under a plan that has freed up the troubled tanker to refuel 97% of receiver aircraft.
The U.S. Air Force is moving forward on determining the requirements and acquisition strategy for its possible KC-Y “bridge tanker,” as the service’s top leader says a competition is looking less likely.
Sierra Nevada has unveiled a concept for a new special missions variant of the Bombardier Global 6500 business jet, which the company would modify into a contractor-owned, contractor-operated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) jet for the U.S. Army.
Embraer’s new multi-mission military airlifter is the perfect blend of mature and proven technology with state-of-the-art thinking. An aircraft that is today taking a lead role in humanitarian missions across the globe.
The possibility of a “bridge tanker” competition to cover the gap between the end of the current KC-46 program and a future U.S. Air Force refueler is looking less likely as the service continues to refine its requirements for the future fleet.
A bloody day of fighting paused shortly after nightfall in Ukraine with Russian invaders advancing across the country, although more rapidly from the south than the east and north, according to Ukrainian officials.