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Air Force Accelerating F-35 Flight, Maintenance Planning Process With New App

A software development team within the U.S. Air Force has developed an application designed to accelerate the process of planning the weekly maintenance and flight schedule for F-35 fighter jets, Defense News reported Wednesday. The service’s Kessel Run team built the Kronos app as part of the Mad Hatter program, which launched in 2018 to address the logistics issues facing F-35 pilots and maintainers.

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Air Force Conducts KC-46A Pegasus Aerial Refueling Test Flight

The U..S Air Force completed its first aerial refueling of a stealth fighter jet through a KC-46A Pegasus aircraft during a test flight over Edwards Air Force Base in California, USAF said Friday. The Jan. 22 exercise saw KC-46 transfer fuel into an F-35A aircraft through the former’s boom as part of the third phase of refueling certification operations.

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USAF Kessel Run Labs Opens Jobs Addressing Software Needs

The Kessel Run Experimentation Laboratory seeks civilian personnel who would help the U.S. Air Force address software matters that affect various weapon and information systems. Kessel Run intends to hire 50 new employees at an event taking place Jan. 23 to 24 as part of an expansion effort in Boston, Mass., Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Friday.

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