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May 30, 2020, 5:01 AM

USAF Bombers Demonstrate European Commitments

At a time of political tension with Russia, long-range U.S. bomber missions to Europe send a clear message to Moscow.

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Cleaver weapon
May 31, 2020 - 5:14 AM
Dropping munitions from transport aircraft is being tested as part of the “arsenal plane” concept to deliver increased numbers of long-range weapons.
B-1B Ukraine
May 30, 2020 - 5:01 AM
At a time of political tension with Russia, long-range U.S. bomber missions to Europe send a clear message to Moscow.
A400M Atlas
May 29, 2020 - 6:01 AM
The A400M military airlifter has become the first aircraft in its class to be able to fly automatically at low level.
Su-35 Syria
May 27, 2020 - 4:03 AM
Tension is heightening in the Mediterranean as Moscow seeks to extend its influence in North Africa.
T-45 Goshawk
May 19, 2020 - 9:12 AM
Intended to replace the T-45 Goshawk, the new trainer is not required to launch from, or recover to aircraft carriers.
F-15E SLAM ER
May 15, 2020 - 12:38 PM
The $3.1 billion award to Boeing covers the Harpoon anti-ship weapon and the SLAM ER long-range cruise missile for air-to-ground use.
Osprey Japan
May 13, 2020 - 11:54 AM
Japan is the first, and to date only, overseas customer for the Bell Boeing V-22 tiltrotor.
Saab tower control center
May 11, 2020 - 9:00 AM
Swedish remote tower venture continues to grow its business, and is making its first forays into military ATC with the UK's RAF.
Saab SK 60
May 8, 2020 - 5:22 AM
After several delays, the Swedish government has initiated the process to replace the 57-year old Saab SK 60 in the training role.
AS 365N Dauphin
May 7, 2020 - 5:35 AM
AS 365s and H160s helicopters are being leased to cover a gap between the retirement of the Aérospatiale Alouette III and the arrival of the H160M.