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US used depleted uranium rounds in anti-IS air strikes: military

The United States used depleted uranium anti-tank rounds on two occasions in 2015 during devastating air strikes against convoys of Islamic State tanker trucks, the Pentagon said Thursday. The military prizes depleted uranium munitions for their armor-piercing capabilities as well as for protective armor for tanks and vehicles. Show More Summary

2 Years Into Yemen War, US Ramps Up Refueling of Saudi Jets

Air Force tankers such as KC-135s and KC-10 Extenders participated in 7,564 refueling "events" with coalition aircraft.

Boeing Awarded $2.1B for Third KC-46A Tanker Production Lot

The U.S. Air Force today awarded Boeing $2.1 billion for 15 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. This order is the third low-rate initial production lot for Boeing. The first two came in August 2016 and included seven and 12 planes, respectively, as well as spare parts. Boeing plans to

Fuel Tanker Explodes; 2 Die In 55-Car Crash After "Brutal" Northeast Cold Turns I-95 Into Ice Rink

The US northeast, and much of America, woke up to a brutal blast of frigid air sweeping across the United States, which has wreaked havoc on roads in Virginia and Maryland, leaving at least three dead in multi-vehicle wrecks Saturday. According...Show More Summary

Russian Tankers Defy EU Ban to Smuggle Jet Fuel to Syria – Sources

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By Guy Faulconbridge and Jonathan Saul LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Russian tankers have smuggled jet fuel to Syria through EU waters, bolstering military supplies to a war-torn country where Moscow is carrying out air strikes in support of the government, according to sources with knowledge of the matter. Show More Summary

Exclusive: Russian tankers defy EU ban to smuggle jet fuel to Syria - sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Russian tankers have smuggled jet fuel to Syria through EU waters, bolstering military supplies to a war-torn country where Moscow is carrying out air strikes in support of the government, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.

KC-10 Loses Boom During Training Exercise Over Idaho

An Air Force KC-10 Extender air tanker lost its refueling boom Tuesday during an exercise over Idaho.

45 Nations Sign Joint Declaration on UAVs | GDLS Unveils Med-Weight Tracked Vehicle Demo at AUSA 2016 | Airbus Demos C295W Transport as Aerial Tanker

Americas Canada’s Air Force will request $379 million from the government in order to fund the upgrade of avionics on its CF-18 fighters. Once installed, the modernization will keep the fighters flying until 2025, giving leaders in Ottawa some much needed breathing room on making a decision on the aircraft’s eventual successor. First bought in […]

Germany mulling pullout from Turkish airbase: report

Germany’s military is preparing to pull out from a Turkish airbase as a row between the two NATO partners escalates, Der Spiegel magazine reported Thursday. Germany in December agreed to send Tornado surveillance jets and tanker aircraft to the Incirlik base in southern Turkey to aid the multinational coalition fighting the jihadist Islamic State group

Five Reasons Boeing's Big Bet On Air Force Tankers Will Pay Off Handsomely

Although Boeing ran into unexpected challenges in developing the Air Force's next-generation aerial refueling tanker, the plane has now been given the go-ahead for production and will generate big returns over several decades of operation.

US Air Force Awards $2.8Bln Contract for KC-46 Pegasus Tanker Production

Assembly of the first 19 Pegasus tanker planes is set to begin under a $2.8 billion contract from the US Air Force, the defense contractor Boeing announced in a press release.

Injured Mariner Medevaced from Tanker off Florida

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a man Thursday who sustained a head injury 90-miles east of Jacksonville.   A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

India Might Acquire Russian Il-78M-90A Aerial Tankers

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has canceled the tender worth USD2 billion for six A330 MRTT (Multi-Role Tanker Transport) aerial tankers, according to a source in the Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD). “The MoD has terminated the program to acquire six A330 MRTT aerial tankers from the Airbus Defense and Space Company. We are planning

Netherlands and Luxembourg Buy Tanker Aircraft Together

The Netherlands is ready to purchase 2 Airbus tanker/transport aircraft with Luxembourg. The aircraft will be NATO property and will be stationed at Eindhoven Air Base for pooling and sharing. Belgium, Germany, Norway and Poland intend to join the agreement at a later date. The MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport) project is an example of

Boeing hit by $2.1 bn in tanker, production costs

Boeing warned Thursday that second-quarter earnings will be hit by $2.1 billion in unexpected after tax costs, including its third charge in a year on a large Air Force tanker contract. Boeing said its quarterly earnings release on July 27 will recognize $393 million in costs associated with the KC-46 tanker program, a next-generation military

Air Force Finishes Mid-air Refueling Tests

A multi-billion dollar next-generation aerial tanker program managed at Wright-Patterson has completed mid-air refueling tests.

US Air Force Orders $78Mln Pegasus Refueling Tankers Training Contract

The US Air Force is launching a seven-tear training program for the flight personnel of its new KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling tankers at two bases, Boeing announced in a press release.

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