Northrop Grumman B21 Raider
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First Look: Northrop Grumman unveils B-21 Raider

Northrop Grumman unveiled the B-21 Raider, named after the Dolittle raids in Japan, which is designed to deliver both conventional and nuclear weapons in a system unmatched by any other bomber today. The 6th Generation bomber has an unmatched range and a radar signature that makes it almost impossible to [read more]

An artists impression of the B21 Raider
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WATCH: Northrop Grumman unveils B-21 Raider

At 00:35 UK time on the 3rd December Northrop Grumman will unveil the B-21 Raider, the US Air Force’s latest stealth aircraft and long-range strategic bomber. According to sources in the US Government, six B-21 Raiders are undergoing final assembly at Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, California facility ahead of the unveiling [read more]

US Air Force C130H
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US Air Force grounds C130s after prop issue

The US Air Force (USAF) has grounded almost all of its C130H Hercules transport aircraft because cracks were found on the propellor barrels of three aircraft. Over 100 C130H, EC130H, MC130H and TC130H aircraft are affected by the defect which could cause fluid to leak from cracks. USAF Mobility Command [read more]

A Boeing B-52H lands at RAF Fairford (Image: TransportMedia UK.)
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US Bombers arrive in UK ahead of NATO exercises

US Air Force Boeing B52 Stratofortress have begun to arrive at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire ahead of a “long-planned” training mission with NATO allies. Four of the long-range heavy bombers arrived at the base today with up to four more potentially arriving in the coming days. The timing of the [read more]

Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1 used to break the sound barrier
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Chuck Yeager dies at 97

The first pilot to break the sound barrier, Charles Elwood (Chuck) Yeager died on Monday 7th December aged 97. Born in 1923 in Myra, West Virginia, Yeager went on to a successful career in the United States Air Force (USAF) where he reached the rank of Brigadier General. Following the [read more]