It never ends.
What caught our attention is the wording of the USAF statement, as reported by Reuters:
“The decision will be in the fall,” Lt. Col. Jack Miller, an Air Force spokesman, told Reuters Friday. “What I gave you is the latest, and corrects and clarifies any previous statements.”
This reminds us of Nixon Whitehouse Press Secretary Ron Ziegler at the height of Watergate, when he said something along the lines, “This is the operative statement. All the previous ones are inoperative.”
Meanwhile, Israel’s IAI Bedek got its Boeing 767-200ER aerial tanker conversion flying for testing, as reported by Flight International. It’s for Columbia’s Air Force.