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What Is The True Cost Of Air Force One?

Mar 19, 2018
Retired general calls presidential aircraft accounting 'bogus.'...

USAF Special Ops Mi-171E Seen In Miami

Mar 07, 2018
The US Air Force operates a single Mil Mi-171E, and it was recently caught on camera at Miami Executive Airport....

Draken International - Training The Tip Of The Spear

Feb 19, 2018
Aviation Week went behind the scenes recently at Draken International, based in Lakeland, Florida, owner of the world's largest private fighter fleet....

Why Does Boeing's MQ-25 Prototype Look So Stealthy?

Jan 03, 2018
Before the U.S. Navy sought a Carrier-Based Aerial Refueling Tanker, the service wanted a hard-to-spot maritime UAV....

Living Sound Barrier Legends

Nov 06, 2017
A remarkable reunion occurred recently at Edwards AFB, California when the two key veterans involved in the breaking of the sound barrier in 1947...

Chinese Navy Z-9s in London

Oct 04, 2017
Two Chinese navy ships are currently visiting London, each sporting a Z-9 helicopter on the deck. Aviation Week went along to investigate....

Why A&D CEOs May Be Happy To No Longer Counsel Trump

Aug 16, 2017
Why is it good to let go of Trump's business councils? Two words: Millennial recruitment....

Photos From Exercise Frisian Flag

Apr 05, 2017
Europe's largest annual gathering of fighters from across NATO, held as usual at Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. Over 50 fighters attended, flying two...

Leopold I On Film

Mar 29, 2017
Belgian Defense has produced a nice video of the Leopold I frigate to illustrate the range of missions it has conducted over the last two years, from...

Boeing’s New Air Force One To Get Additional Scrutiny

Mar 28, 2017
USAF has installed a two-star general to oversee Boeing’s Air Force One replacement, adding a new level of scrutiny to the high-profile program....

Dutch Chinooks Return From Mali

Mar 24, 2017
The second of three Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Chinooks has returned to its home base of Gilze-Rijen from Mali on board a Strategic Airlift...

Anti-ISIS Allies Achieve Aerial Milestones

Mar 24, 2017
European air forces participating in coalition operations against the so-called Islamic State achieved two milestones this week....

First Benelux Air Policing Scramble

Mar 08, 2017
Two Belgian air force F-16s intercepted a Hungarian civil aircraft which did not react to air traffic control March 7. The aircraft, with three...

Para-Commandos Hone Skills During Exercise Belgian Beast

Mar 02, 2017
Belgian para-commandos are honing their skills during Exercise Belgian Beast in the Arizona desert Feb. 13 to March 12....

AAF Conducts Majority Of Air Missions In Afghanistan

Mar 02, 2017
The Afghan Air Force is conducting more air missions and air strikes than the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan, Brigadier General Charles S. Cleveland,...
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