The Washington Congressional delegation has been busy promoting the Air National Guard’s 141st Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild AFB, Wash., as a potential operator for RC-26B counterdrug aircraft, reports the Spokesman Review (requires free sign up). The 141st has to give up its KC-135 refueling aircraft under BRAC 2005, but it will still fly tankers as an associate unit to the active duty wing at Fairchild. Instead of losing members, the 141st already has added slots to handle new work modifying KC-135 brake systems.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic missile apparently fell short of expectations, but the AIr Force isn't saying how, reporting only that the test met "several of the objectives" of the test. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control recently said he company is "ready to go" to…