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The X-62 VISTA has flown its first AI dogfight against manned F-16 fighter jets

The X-62 VISTA has flown its first AI dogfight against manned F-16 fighter jets

The first AI dogfight The US Air Force Test Pilot School and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency were finalists… Read More

1 day ago

Video shows the Maiden flight of XB-1, the First civilian supersonic plane to fly in 20 years

The First civilian supersonic plane to fly in 20 years: XB-1 maiden flight As the video in this post shows,… Read More

4 weeks ago

Northrop Grumman greenlighted to begin B-21 Raider bomber production

Northrop Grumman awarded low-rate initial production contract for the B-21 Raider bomber William LaPlante, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and… Read More

3 months ago

More than 40 F-16s to converge on Edwards AFB to celebrate the F-16 “First Flight” 50th Anniversary

F-16 “First Flight” 50th Anniversary On Jan. 25, 2024, Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) will roar with excitement as it… Read More

3 months ago

The story of when a Taiwanese U-2 pilot flamed out at 70,000 feet over the Rocky Mountains and glided to a rough night landing at a remote airport in Colorado

The U-2 The U-2 is still considered today to be one of the most technologically advanced aircraft ever built. It’s… Read More

4 months ago

Video shows Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider first flight

B-21 Raider first flight Taken on Nov. 10, 2023 the video in this post features the first flight of the… Read More

5 months ago

First T-7A Red Hawk Arrives at Edwards AFB to Begin USAF Flight Testing

1,400-mile cross-country flight The first Boeing T-7A Red Hawk successfully arrived at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), California on Nov.… Read More

5 months ago

The Story of the F-16 CCV, the Viper that Could Turn Without Banking

The F-16 Control Configured Vehicle The prototype YF-16 ( #72-1567) was rolled out at Fort Worth on Dec. 13, 1973… Read More

8 months ago

Boeing to transform this MD-90 jet into X-66A Sustainable Flight Demonstrator to test Transonic Truss-Braced Wing configuration

From MD-90 to X-66A Sustainable Flight Demonstrator Boeing has ferried an MD-90 airplane to the company’s site in Palmdale where… Read More

8 months ago

Video shows XB-70A Valkyrie Mach 3 strategic bomber doing an emergency landing

The XB-70A Valkyrie The XB-70A Valkyrie, built by the North American Aviation (NAA) Los Angeles Division for the US Air… Read More

10 months ago

411th Flight Test Squadron to flight test the NGAD: F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force at Edwards AFB has transformed into Air Dominance Combined Test Force to test NGAD Family of Systems

411th Flight Test Squadron to flight test the NGAD Lt. Col. Michael Coleman formally assumed command of the 411th Flight… Read More

10 months ago

T-7A Red Hawk Completes Taxi Tests ahead of Maiden Flight

T-7A Red Hawk Completes Taxi Tests The Boeing T-7A Red Hawk has successfully completed taxi tests, a critical step in… Read More

10 months ago

The F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters now have an “app store” to download cross-platform software

An F-35 from the 461st Flight Test Squadron recently took flight here with a complement of software applications developed by… Read More

10 months ago

No, the F-15 never Attacked Death Star of Star Wars. But the mighty Eagle was the only US aircraft to destroy a machine orbiting Earth. Here’s how.

In September 1985, an F-15 Eagle was even able to destroy a machine orbiting Earth. But no, it wasn’t the… Read More

12 months ago

Concorde wasn’t the first Airliner to Break the Sound Barrier: how the DC-8 became the first commercial transport to go supersonic

The first airliner to go supersonic wasn’t the famous Concorde, which wouldn’t break the sound barrier until an October ’69… Read More

1 year ago

AGM-183A ARRW Falls Short in Second Test but the USAF isn’t saying what went wrong with the Lockheed Martin-built hypersonic missile

The second All-Up-Round AGM-183A ARRW flight fell short of a fully successful test but the USAF isn’t saying what went… Read More

1 year ago