We reported yesterday on Singapore’s confirmation of plans to buy the Airbus Defence & Space A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT); a story we had been hoping to cover at the air show there last month. The announcement was part of a long-term defence presentation given to parliament by defence minister Ng Eng Hen. In this, […]
Singapore said Thursday it would replace its aging KC-135R air refueling tankers made by US firm Boeing with Airbus’s A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft. Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen told parliament of the decision to acquire the MRTT, which […]
In addition to sending six F-15s and one KC-135 refueling tanker to augment the four F-15s currently participating in NATO’s air policing mission in the Baltics, the U.S. Navy is sending the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun to the Black Sea to conduct combined training and theater security cooperation engagements with Romanian and Bulgarian [...]
The U.S. military took the first steps toward bolstering the defenses of NATO allies in response to the crisis in Ukraine. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered six F-15 Eagle strike fighters and a KC-130 tanker aircraft to go to Lithuania.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh announced Thursday the service will name its new KC-46A tanker refueling aircraft the "Pegasus" -- after the mythological winged white horse.
Video from August 22 late afternoon. This video is worth the look. We can appreciate the professionalism of tanker pilots and the often unseen or unappreciated efforts of air attack.
A U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew evacuated an ailing mariner from a tanker vessel approximately 50 nautical miles north of San Juan Harbor,
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Air Force and Boeing Co officials on Wednesday expressed confidence that a $52 billion air refueling program would deliver its first 18 planes by August 2017 as scheduled, despite a Pentagon report warning that testing of th...
Boeing is assembling the fourth and final KC-46A test aircraft for the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation aerial refueling tanker program at the company’s Everett factory, keeping the program on track to deliver the initial 18 tankers to the Air Force […]
By Jillian Kay Melchior | National Review Online The frigid prairie outside Casselton, N.D., transformed in an instant on Dec. 30, as a mushroom of fire and smoke shot hundreds of feet into the air. Railway tankers carrying oil burned wildly, and though the temperature was only about 10 degrees, the responding deputies could feel...
A collision between two trains caused a freight train carrying crude oil to derail in North Dakota on Monday afternoon, triggering an explosion and sending flames shooting more than 100 feet into the air. No injuries were immediately reported. The Cass County Sheriff’s Offi …
Yosemite’s Rim fire continued on into its 10th day on Monday, but fire crews were given a reprieve of sorts. They got their first small break when the fire reached higher elevations, allowing air tankers the ability to drop retardant on accessible ridges. Show More Summary
Seems the GAO has a new report out calling for the Forest Service and the Department of the Interior to work together to develop a new plan to increase the number of air tankers available to fight forest fires. It’s a real issue, as there are currently only nine private-operated air tankers that operate under [...]