Who Cares About the F-35 or F-22: This Is the Plane the Air Force Really Needs

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The National Interest—Dan Goure Security, That KC-46 is essential.  In some respects, the success of the K-46 is the most important of all these achievements. It is the capability of the aerial refueling fleet that gives the Air Force its global reach and the ability to concentrate decisive military power wherever it chooses. Last week, the KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling aircraft passed one of its two final milestones prior to entering service with the U.S. Air Force. The Federal Aviation Administration...

Why the Air Force Won't Buy the F-15X or 'New' F-22 Raptor. Dave Majumdar Security, Asia Old designs and Russia and China catching up have a lot to do with it.  The United States Air Force has no interest in purchasing either Boeing’s advanced fourth-generation F-15X version of the aging Eagle. Nor does the service have any plans to revive the stealthy fifth-generation Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor in either its original configuration or in a modified form with avionics from the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Instead the priority for the Air...