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US Air Force fuel savings

US Air Force fine-tuning aerodynamics on mobility fleet for fuel savings

After years of research and testing, the C-17 is getting microvanes for improved airflow.

Watch the US Air Force unveil B-21 – its first new...

The nuclear-capable B-21 is a long-range, highly survivable, penetrating strike stealth bomber that will incrementally replace the B-1 and B-2 bombers.
ARRW loading procedure

US airmen flesh out loading procedures for new ARRW hypersonic weapon

US Air Force personnel from the Barksdale Air Force Base have taken the first steps toward implementing the Air Force’s first air-launched...
F-15 withdrawal from Kadena

US Air Force begins withdrawal of F-15 Eagles from Kadena, Japan

The US Air Force's 18th Wing bid farewell to several F-15 Eagles from Kadena Air Base, Japan, on December 1, in the...

Boeing gets $398M for two more KC-46A Pegasus tankers for Japan

The US Air Force has awarded Boeing a $398 million contract to deliver two additional KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the Japan Air...
Air National Guard crash investigation report

US Air Force pilot flipped wrong switch before ejecting in March...

A crash of a US Air National Guard F-16CM fighter from March this year was caused by the pilot selecting a wrong...
Britecloud decoy

Leonardo’s BriteCloud mini RF decoy passes US Air National Guard trials

The US Air National Guard is pleased with the performance of Leonardo's BriteCloud 218 miniaturized decoy and has recommended the system for...
KC-46A Pegasus record mission

US Air Force’s new KC-46A tanker flies record 36-hour mission

A KC-46A Pegasus tanker from the US Air Force's 157th Air Refueling Wing at Pease Air National Guard Base flew a 36-hour...
Oracle satellite for lunar exploration

US Air Force awards $72M contract for Oracle lunar research project

The contract is in support of the Oracle satellite, which is set to launch in 2025, with two years of on-orbit experimentation.
F-22 Raptors at Kadena

F-22 Raptors first to fill in for F-15 fighters withdrawing from...

US Air Force F-22A Raptors started to arrive at Kadena Air Base, Japan, on November 4, ahead of the start of the...

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