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

3 days 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

last monthHealth : 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

last monthVehicles / 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...

KC-46s Take Missiles in Tests | WIN-T Gets Full Rate Green Light | Germany Hands Raytheon Defeat, Selects Meads

Americas NAVAIR has been slamming missiles into the side of its KC-46 tankers as part of Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division survivability testing at the Weapons Survivability Laboratory. The tests used – among other sensors – ten high-speed cameras to capture the impact of the test missiles, themselves specifically designed to inflict maximum possible […]

Incredible video of an air tanker refueling a tanker against a full moon

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Without a doubt, this is one of the coolest airplane videos I have ever seen. Thanks to the magic of telephoto lenses, the moon in this infrared clip looks impossibly gigantic. The fact that a KC-10 tanker is refueling another KC-10 tanker make the entire thing feel unreal—as in “I had a hard time believing this wasn’t some kind of fake” unreal. Read more...

First foreign tanker docks at eastern Libyan port since air strike

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya has persuaded a foreign shipper to send a tanker to the eastern port of Derna for the first time since a warplane belonging to the official government bombed a Greek-operated tanker there in January, its state oil firm (NOC) said.

First Foreign Tanker Docks at Derna Since January Air Strike

Libya has persuaded a foreign shipper to send a tanker to the eastern port of Derna for the first time since a warplane belonging to the official government bombed

These photos of four F-35s refueling in the air are so amazing

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Pumping gas never looked so good. Here’s an awesome photo from Lockheed Martin showing four F-35s sipping fuel from a KC-130j tanker plane. It captures the entire view, from below and to the side to up front and up close. Seeing fighter jets refuel in the air will probably never get old to me, especially when it looks like this. Read more...

Awesome Video Shows Unmanned X-47B Drone Refuelling In The Air

Earlier this week, the badass X-47B drone became the first ever unmanned aircraft to refuel while in the air. Think about how cool this is, the drone has to meet the KC-707 tanker plane in the air, position itself perfectly to snatch onto the fuel line and then gas itself up with no one on board. So freaking cool. More »      

Bask In The Awesome Of The Bat-Winged X-47B Sipping Gas From A Tanker

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Navy’s unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator, the X-47B, not only plugged into a refueling basket trailing behind an Omega KC-707 tanker, but it also sipped gas from it for the first time. This historic mission is slated to be the X-47Bs last in what has been an incredibly successful test program with huge implications. Read more...

X-47B Salty Dog 502 Successfully Completes Aerial Refueling From Tanker

The Navy successfully tested autonomous aerial refueling for the first time with its Northrop Grumman X-47B test unmanned aerial vehicle on Wednesday, marking the end of the Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Air Vehicle demonstrator (UCAS-D) program,...Show More Summary

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