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U.S. Air Force Deploys U-2 Spy Plane To RAF Fairford England

U.S. Air Force Deploys U-2 Spy Plane To RAF Fairford England

The U.S. Air Force has deployed U-2 Dragon Lady high-altitude, all-weather surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to Royal Air Force Fairford, England. The mission of the U-2 is to provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities in order to meet combatant commander objectives. The deployment of ISR assets to the European theater …

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U.S. Air Force May Retire B-1B Lancer To Free Funds For New B-21 Raider

Boeing B-1B Lancer, serial # 86-0098, wearing 'Midnight Train' nose-art leads a trio of aircraft at the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Training Center Jan. 17, 2019, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. MROTC is a facility used for heavy aircraft maintenance in a public/private partnership between the Air Force and Boeing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

According to Flight Global, US Air Force (USAF) may retire a portion of its Boeing B-1B Lancer fleet in order to free funds for B-21 Raider. The B-1 is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system. The B-1B’s blended wing/body configuration, variable-geometry wings and turbofan afterburning engines, combine to provide long-range, …

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U.S. Air Force Invented A New Tool To Change The 28 Tires On C-5M Super Galaxy

U.S. Air Force Invented A New Tool To Change The 28 Tires On C-5M Super Galaxy

The 60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, part of the Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base, California, who maintain the US Air Force’s largest aircraft, the C-5M Super Galaxy, contacted the JFWORX team seeking assistance to increase the safety and decrease the manpower requirements of the current tire-changing process. The …

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U.S. Air Force’s new trainer aircraft officially named T-7A Red Hawk to honor the legacy of tuskegee airmen

U.S. Air Force’s new trainer aircraft officially named T-7A Red Hawk to honor the legacy of tuskegee airmen

U.S. Air Force’s new trainer aircraft officially named T-7A Red Hawk to honor the legacy of tuskegee airmen, the nation’s first squadron of African American pilots who flew combat missions during World War II. The all-new advanced trainer aircraft, the T-X, has officially been named the T-7A Red Hawk. Acting …

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Project Riot: U.S. Air Force Successfully Connected an F-35 Fighter Jet With a U-2 Spy Plane

Project Riot: U.S. Air Force Successfully Connected an F-35 Fighter Jet With a U-2 Spy Plane

Lockheed characterised the test as a “ground-breaking” demonstration of “multi-domain operations and the secure distribution of sensitive information across multiple platforms.” This test showed the “next-level” of connectivity intended to reduce the data-to-decision timeline from minutes to seconds, according to the release. The demonstration also leveraged the F-35 sensor data …

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