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Germany asked Pentagon on the possibility of certifying Eurofighter for nuclear role

Germany asked Pentagon to certify Eurofighter for nuclear role

U.S. government sources say that schedule is ambitious given that the F-35 and other aircraft must be certified first. Washington has suggested it could take 7-10 years to certify the Eurofighter for nuclear missions,...
The unknown story of an A-10 CAS mission performed to support Special Forces deployed in Afghanistan

The unknown story of an A-10 CAS mission performed to support Special Forces deployed...

Just as the A-10s and the helicopters were returning to base, the Special Forces men discovered that they had forgotten one member of the team on the ground. Immediately Stock went back to the...
Remembering the Canadian Aircraft Altitude Record set by Bud White's CF-104 Starfighter

Remembering the Canadian Aircraft Altitude Record set by Bud White’s CF-104 Starfighter

'On December 14, 1967, when I managed to reach 100,110 feet and authenticate it, we wisely decided to call it a day. Interestingly, that record still stands today as a Canadian national altitude record,'...
Pratt & Whitney to offer PW815 for B-52 re-engine program

Pratt & Whitney to offer PW815 for B-52 re-engine program

The PW815 is rated at 16,011 lbf and currently powers the Gulfstream G600 business jetJane’s says Pratt & Whitney is likely to offer its PW815 engine for the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) highly-anticipated Boeing...
Turkey to receive first F-35 on Thursday despite opposition from Congress

Turkey to receive first F-35 on Thursday despite opposition from Congress

The Senate bill also calls on Secretary of Defense James Mattis to submit to Congress "a plan to remove the Government of the Republic of Turkey from participation in the F-35 program"On Jun. 19,...
Pentagon Inspector General finds that Afghanistan’s UH-60s are less capable than the Mi-17

Pentagon Inspector General finds that Afghanistan’s UH-60s are less capable than the Mi-17

“In general it takes almost two Black Hawks to carry the load of a single Mi-17,” Pentagon Inspector General Glenn FinePentagon Inspector General Glenn Fine said in a new report that the UH-60 that...
The story of the C-5 pilot that during his aircraft commander recommend ride went rogue on his senior evaluator

The story of the C-5 pilot that during his aircraft commander recommend ride went...

He looked at me wearily and said: “I’m so fucking tired, I don’t care if they violate me...”Jay Lacklen is a former C-5 pilot with 12,500 flying hours and the author of two books, Flying the...
Ford to honor American fighter pilots who served in RAF during World War II with Eagle Squadron Mustang GT ahead of charity auction

Ford to honor American fighter pilots who served in RAF during World War II...

The sports car, named Eagle Squadron Mustang GT, will be driven by Ford and world champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. in Britain during Goodwood Festival of Speed on Jul. 12. It will then reappear...
'The Blackbird can't fire a gun and doesn't carry a bomb, and I don't want it:' why USAF killed the SR-71 program

‘The Blackbird can’t fire a gun and doesn’t carry a bomb, and I don’t...

"The termination of the SR-71 Blackbird was a grave mistake and could place our nation at a serious disadvantage in the event of a future crisis," Senator John GlennThe SR-71, unofficially known as the Blackbird,...
Advanced Arresting Gear begins next round of aircraft testing with recovery of C-2 and E-2 aircraft

Advanced Arresting Gear begins next round of aircraft testing with recovery of C-2 and...

The testing is to ensure that the Advanced Arresting Gear can support the full USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) air wingThe Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system at the Runway Arrested Landing Site in...