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RAAF KC30A Tanker Refuels F-35A Fighter In First Test

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has completed the first fuel transfer with the air refuelling boom from a RAAF KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) to a US Air Force (USAF) F-35A Joint Strike Fighter at Edwards Air Force Base in California. A total of 59 contacts were conducted of which five contacts transferred 43,200

SASC Hammers US Air Force Over Long Range Strike Bomber, Tanker Problems

In a sign that this town is slowly coming back to life after a laconic August, the Senate Armed Services Committee has written Defense Secretary Ash Carter about mistakes made about the price of the Long Range Strike Bomber (LRSB) in two reports to Congress and raised questions about the latest delays to Boeing’s problem-plagued KC-46 tanker. link.

Behind the scenes: Air tankers battle blazes in the West

A behind-the-scenes look of the key staging base in Moses Lake, Wash.        

USAF Tanker Test Flight Delayed After Wrong Chemicals Used In Refueling Line

After a series of postponements, the US Air Force’s KC-46 tanker plane was set to undertake its first flight at the end of the month. But yet another mishap has pushed that start date even further, after mechanics mistakenly pumped a corrosive chemical into the aircraft’s fuel line.

Video: What it’s like when a DC-10 air tanker dumps fire retardant right on you

Wildfires are terrifying things, but we humans have become quite adept at fighting them. Such is the case in central Washington right now, where the town of Chelan was evacuated after wildfires proved to be too difficult to contain.Show More Summary

These Graphics Show The USAF's Recon, Spec Ops, Rescue And Tanker Inventory

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The folks over at Contemporary Issues and Geography have done an amazing job at creating highly detailed inventory charts of different air arms, and they are currently knee-deep detailing the USAF’s entire force structure. They haveShow More Summary

A DC-10 Air Tanker Took A Dump On This Camera Guy

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The town of Chelan in central Washington state is currently under evacuation orders as wildfires sparked by lightning prove difficult to contain. But that didn’t stop KOMO News photographer Eric Jensen from getting this amazing shot of a 10 Tanker Air Carrier DC-10 making a drop directly over his head. Read more...

Evergreen's Defunct 747 Supertanker Is Rising From The Ashes

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

All different kinds of aircraft that have been used to fight fires, from tiny Air Boss tankers to the oversized Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter. But the biggest and baddest of them all was the Evergreen Supertanker, a modified 747 that has recently been sidelined due to financial woes. A new company plans to change that. Read more...

Why Are Jordanian F-16s Suckling Gas From Israeli Tankers On Way To U.S.? 

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Foxtrot Alpha’s contacts in Europe have noticed some interesting movements heading west out of the Middle East. Apparently, five Israeli Air Force F-15C/Ds and five F-15Is, along with five Jordanian Air Fore F-16s, have been dragged across the Mediterranean to Lajes Field by Israeli Air Force KC-707 Tankers. Show More Summary

Watch Four Fire Boss Air Tankers Make It Rain In British Columbia

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Wildfires have been particularly nasty in 2015. Flames turned an LA freeway into a post-apocalyptic wasteland last month, and many other parts of the American west are currently a gigantic conflagration. Fortunately, there are some highly specialized aircraft on call to take down the fires from above. Read more...

Israeli Media: Iran Wants to Buy 100 Russian Tanker Aircraft

Iran placed an order last week for Russian tanker aircraft so it can refuel its air force mid-flight, thereby extending the range of Iranian warplanes, Israeli-based military intelligence website DEBKAfile reported.

Boeing Takes Big Charge To Keep Tanker Program On Track

The Boeing Company today disclosed a $536 million after-tax charge in the second quarter to keep its KC-46A Pegasus aerial-refueling tanker program for the Air Force on schedule.  Qualification testing of the system that provides fuel to both the tanker and the planes it is refueling identified deficiencies that will [...]

Airbus Wins South Korea Tanker Deal | Finns Buy More MANPADS | Kuwait Buys Dozen WMD Reconnaissance Trucks

Americas The E-2D Hawkeye has passed a Critical Design Review for its air refueling capability, following a successful Preliminary Design Review in September last year and a $226.7 million engineering, manufacturing and development contract in 2013. Huntington Ingalls Inc was handed a $75 million contract Wednesday for repair support for CVN-68 and CVN-70, including work […]

I was a fallible patriot: I served during Iraq, and so wanted to believe and strike first

I supervised Air Force tankers that bombed Iraq. I feared mushroom clouds over America. I let fear overrule reason

The public safety problem with recreational drones

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

There's someone out there who just cost the public about $10,000 or $15,000. That's how much the U.S. Forest Service estimates it cost to abort an air tanker operation fighting the Lake fire when a "hobby" drone bumbled into restricted airspace.

RQ-170 Sentinel Stealth Spy Drone Caught By Satellite For The First Time

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The U.S. Air Force and the CIA’s famed but incredibly shy RQ-170 Sentinel has been caught on camera a few times in the U.S., including images of one supposedly forming up with an aerial tanker. It was also paraded around by Iran after its spectacular capture in 2011. Yet there are no known satellite images of it — until now. Read more...

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