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Operating costs for the conventional take-off version of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are expected to be roughly 10% greater than those of the Lockheed F-16 Fighting Falcon. According to the Pentagon's F-35 joint programme...Show More Summary
The US Air Force does not intend to keep the Block 30 Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Global Hawk in service past the end of calendar year 2014 because the Lockheed Martin U-2 and other "classified platforms" can take-over its mission, senior service leaders told the US Congress on 17 April. Show More Summary
Northrop Grumman held a briefing earlier today on the status of their Scalable Agile Beam Radar, which is based on the active electronically scanned array sets found onboard the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Show More Summary
The new issue of Flight International includes a two-page feature on the UK's glacial-paced Watchkeeper unmanned air system programme, which harks back to the legacy of the British Army's earlier Phoenix: a UAV so unreliable that it was nicknamed the "Bugger off", due to the at-times slim chance of it actually returning from a mission. Show More Summary
The Russian Air Force hopes to develop and field a replacement for its venerable Mikoyan MiG-31 Foxhound interceptors by 2020, Russian media outlet Ria Novosti reports. If all goes according to plan, the MiG-31 would then be retiredShow More Summary
Boeing says that it delivered the 2000 th AH-64 Apache to the US Army in March. Check out this video explaining the features of the new AH-64E Apache Guardian aka the Block III. The aircraft will enter full-rate production in fiscal year 2014. Anyways, I do wish they had come up with a better name. Enjoy.
Lockheed Martin is revealing additional details about its submission for the US Navy's Unmanned Carrier Launched Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) aircraft programme saying it has already built a full-scale mock-up of the flying wing design. "We have a full-scale mock-up," says Robert Ruszkowski, Lockheed's director of UCLASS programme development. Show More Summary
Yesterday, Bell Helicopter revealed its third-generation ilt-rotor, what it calls the V-280 Valor. This is going to be the company's submission for the Joint Multirole (JMR)/Future Vertical Lift program, which is looking at developing...Show More Summary
Lockheed Martin is taking the wraps off its submission for he US Navy's prospective unmanned carrier launched surveillance and strike (UCLASS) aircraft at the Navy League's Sea-Air-Space Exposition in Washington DC. According to Lockheed,...Show More Summary
Boeing is unveiling an updated version of its F/A-XX sixth-generation fighter concept at the Navy League's Sea-Air-Space Exposition in Washington DC this week. The tail-less twin-engine stealth fighter design comes in "manned and unmanned options as possibilities per the US Navy," Boeing says. Show More Summary
This is a picture of an old Lockheed Martin concept for the A/F-X, which the US Navy once hoped would replace its Grumman A-6 Intruders and F-14 Tomcats following the A-12 debacle and US Air Force hoped would replace the F-15E, F-111...Show More Summary
A Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) completed its first night short take-off and vertical landing during a est sortie at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, on 2 April. According to Lockheed and the F-35 Joint Program Office,...Show More Summary
The US Air Force fired a BAE Systems' Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS) from an A-10 in February, a first for the Warthog. "In improving rocket accuracy by several orders of magnitude, the APKWS makes the rocket a better...Show More Summary
I should have posted this yesterday, but there wasn't enough time. Enjoy.
Lockheed Martin chief test pilot Al Norman flew the third F-35B on it first flight yesterday at Fort Worth, Texas. The aircraft called ZM137 will join two earlier British aircraft at Eglin AFB, Florida, later this year after it finished off its check flights.
Boeing was granted a patent for a swept-wing powered lift aircraft on 26 March, which looks like it is based on the company's submission to the US Air Force Research Laboratory's Speed Agile program--which is a "collaborative effort"...Show More Summary
This video of a pair of Russian Sukhoi PAK-FA fifth-generation stealth fighters escorting a Boeing 747 is clearly fake. However, I can't fault the video-maker's creativity. Enjoy. I will say that the PAK-FA is a sharp looking jet; I don't think it can be disputed that Russia makes some nice looking fighters.. pakfa escorting boeing 747 from Grixen on Vimeo.
The Lockheed Martin F-35B has undergone its first weapons separation test for the Raytheon AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. The sortie was flown by US Navy test pilot Lt Cdr Michael Burks on 26 Marc...
It's a busy time for the Swedish Defence Helicopter Wing, with two of its aircraft types being readied for operations in Afghanistan and off the Horn of Africa and the Somali coast. Two of the nation's swiftly-acquired Sikorsky UH-60M...Show More Summary
This week I had the opportunity to report from the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition. Owing to horrendously slow Internet - this resort island is just not set up for thousands of business visitors toting data hungry smart...Show More Summary