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Airbus A400M Successfully Demonstrates Tanker Capability

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has performed successfully air-to-air refueling tests with a F/A-18 Hornet fighter. The tanker test campaign was developed in five flights in which the A400M performed 33 dry contacts...

Airbus A400M Successfully Demonstrates Tanker Capability

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has performed successfully air-to-air refueling tests with a F/A-18 Hornet fighter. The tanker test campaign was developed in five flights in which the A400M performed 33 dry contacts...

Airbus Zephyr 7 UAV Flies 11-day Mission

Airbus Defence and Space has announced that the Zephyr 7 High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) has just completed its most demanding mission to date and thus set a new benchmark in persistent, year-round operations for...

Airbus Zephyr 7 UAV Flies 11-day Mission

Airbus Defence and Space has announced that the Zephyr 7 High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) has just completed its most demanding mission to date and thus set a new benchmark in persistent, year-round operations for...

Russia Plans to Supply India with A-50 Aircraft

Russia and India plan on signing a contract to supply India with A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft, Beriev Aircraft Company General Director-General Designer Igor Garivadsky told journalists Tuesday. “We plan on signing...

Russia Plans to Supply India with A-50 Aircraft

Russia and India plan on signing a contract to supply India with A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft, Beriev Aircraft Company General Director-General Designer Igor Garivadsky told journalists Tuesday. “We plan on signing...

Boeing Gets $9M More to Develop Phantom Swift X-Plane

Boeing received a $9 million contract from DARPA to continue developing its Phantom Swift X-Plane, an experimental future vertical lift platform. The Phantom Swift has two downward facing fans that allow for vertical take-offs...

U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq Cost $100 Million to Date

The bulk of the estimated price tag actually comes from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, not strike sorties, according to a defense budget analyst. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Air)

Military Involvement Questioned in Court Case

The 35-year-old man from Miami headed to Clearwater in January, according to court documents, thinking he was going to meet up with Emily Millerson, who placed a personal ad on Craigslist solicitin… …read more...

Airmen Help Refugees in Mercy Missions

From the cockpit, Maj. Joseph Barney watched tracer bullets and firefights on the dark Iraqi landscape far below as he and other Charlotte-based airmen flew to Mount Sinjar to drop food and water t…...

UN Helicopter Shot Down in South Sudan

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – 09:30 AAFonline The United Nations has warned that a cargo carrying Russian made Mi-8 helicopter has apparently crashed in South Sudan alongside as yet unconfirmed reports that it was...

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