Tag: F-22

F-22 Raptor with Crumbled Radar-Absorbing Coating Spotted over Syria
“Eroded” Radar-Absorbing Coating on the F-22’s nose has been spotted during aerial refuelling over an “undisclosed location.” Several eagle-eyed Twitter users have spotted what they believed was severely eroded Radar-Absorbing Coating in front of the canopy of a U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-22 seen refuelling over an “undisclosed location.”
Did you know the F-106 "supercruised" before the F-22? Former “Six” pilots explain the Delta Dart was the perfect bomber interceptor
“The 106’s speed and range gave us the ability to ‘…get there the firstest with the mostest,’ which of course is how the Cold Wars were won,” Mark Foxwell, former F-106 Delta Dart driver. The F-106 all-weather interceptor was developed from the Convair F-102 Delta Dagger. Originally designated F-102B, it was redesignated F-106...
First F-22 Female Pilot helped pave the way for women in the U.S. Air Force
Maj. Gen. Dawn Dunlop is also the highest ranking female fighter pilot in the Air Force today. In early February, roughly 80 female pilots gathered together on Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), California, to take part in the video filming of an Air Force Recruiting Service commercial. The commercial was made to coincide...
Meet the F-21: the specifically configured F-16 for Indian Air Force
The F-21 is an unprecedented ‘Make in India’ opportunity ─ combining the strength of Lockheed Martin, the world's largest defence contractor, and Tata, India's premier industrial house. The F-16 for India is now designated as F-21. According to Lockheed Martin the F-21 is specifically configured for the Indian...
Lockheed Martin pitches F-22, F-35 hybrid to the USAF too
"The F-35 is a game-changer with its unprecedented combination of lethality, survivability, and adaptability. Bringing this new mission to Tyndall ensures that the U.S Air Force is ready to dominate in any conflict," Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has indicated...
Most badly damaged F-22s now flyable and ready to take off from Tyndall
The final F-22s will leave Tyndall for more in-depth assessment and maintenance at Langley by Nov. 6 The most badly damaged F-22s are now flyable and will leave Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB) by Nov. 6, 2018 as more than 1,300 airmen work to bring Tyndall back from the brink following Hurricane Michael. As reported by Air Force Magazine, seventeen F-22s...
Lockheed Martin engineers to determine the fate of Tyndall's F-22s damaged by Hurricane Michael
Initial assessments said that up to 17 of the F-22s had been destroyed, but top USAF officials later visited the base and said the damage wasn't as bad as first thought Lockheed Martin has dispatched engineers to Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida to assess the damage on the F-22s that were parked there when Hurricane Michael struck on Oct....
Stealth Vs Stealth: U.S. F-22s dogfight against Norwegian F-35s
“The F-22 is a very formidable opponent,” Royal Norwegian Air Force Major Morten Hanche Two F-22s from the 95th Fighter Squadron flew to Orland Air Base, Norway, Aug. 15, for a one-day exercise with Norwegian F-35s. The two U.S. F-22s are among 13 in Europe for a series of short-term deployments in places such as Greece and Poland, with further training...
USAF celebrates first flight of F-22 Raptor fifth-generation fighter
The way the USAF is operating its F-22 fleet leads to lower aircraft availability and less air superiority training for its pilots The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has noted that the way the U.S. Air Force (USAF) is operating its F-22 fleet leads to lower aircraft availability and less air superiority training for its pilots. For example according GAO, stealth...
Lockheed Martin to offer Japan hybrid of F-22 and F-35
While Lockheed Martin’s proposal for F-22, F-35 hybrid is most suitable, the price is much higher than the $133 million per aircraft that Tokyo is willing to fork out The Yomiuri Shimbun revealed that the Lockheed Martin F-22 with F-35 avionics proposal for Japan is being sold at $177 million for each aircraft. An anonymous defense official says while Lockheed’s proposal is...