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Turkey kicked out of F-35 program because it’s Purchasing S-400. But Greece and other NATO Countries already have Russian Surface to Air Missile Systems that are Part of Alliance's Shared Missile Defense.
NATO's secretary general Jens Stoltenberg reiterated that the S-400 system could not become part of alliance's shared missile defense. The Trump administration has signaled its intention to kick Turkey out of the F-35 program. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said, in a statement on Jul. 17 that the country’s involvement in the...
Top Gun sequel production is underway, and Maverick feels the need for... an F/A-18 Super Hornet!
After decades of wondering what happened next to Maverick, in a year's time, the long-awaited Top Gun sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, will make its way into theaters.  After decades of wondering what happened next to Maverick, a Top Gun sequel was officially confirmed in 2015. In a year's time, the long-awaited Top Gun 2, Top Gun: Maverick, will make...
The circuit boards control many of the F-35 Lightning II's core capabilities, including its engines, lighting, fuel and navigation systems. On Jun. 14, 2019 Sky News reported that a Chinese-owned company has been manufacturing key circuit boards for F-35 Lightning II fifth generation fighters flown by the U.K. and U.S.
Check out these exclusive photos of the RDAF F-16AM adorned to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Danish flag
On Jun. 15, 2019 F-16AM E-191 made a roundtrip over Denmark to celebrate 800 years of Dannebrog (the Danish national flag). On Jun. 15, 2019, a Kongelige Danske Flyvevåben (KDF, Royal Danish Air Force, RDAF) F-16AM made a roundtrip over Denmark to celebrate 800 years of Dannebrog (the Danish national flag). For this...
USAF F-35s and F-16s fought non-stop for more than 8 hours in defensive counter-air exercise
During the defensive counter-air exercise, if the enemy was successful in making it through the defenses and hitting a target, the friendly force was penalized by losing time to generate aircraft as maintainers took cover. The active duty 388th Fighter Wing (FW) and Reserve 419th FW conducted a very unique integrated defensive counter-air...
Pentagon completes A-10, F-35 CAS Comparative Testing
While the flights were intensive and instructive, he noted the tests were not a fly-off. The Pentagon finished comparative testing of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-35 and A-10 to measure their performance in combat search-and-rescue (CSAR), close air support (CAS), and airborne forward air control (FAC(A)) missions wrapped up earlier this spring....
Canada to launch a new fighter competition again in May
Saab will compete with its JAS-39E Gripen. Lockheed Martin will again pitch its F-35 stealth fighter. Boeing is in line to offer the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Airbus Military plans to offer its Eurofighter Typhoon. Canadian government will be calling for a tender to buy new fighters by the end of next month.
The European allies have to build up their defence forces against a strengthening Russia. According to Reuters, Director, Joint Strike Fighter Program, Vice Admiral Mathias W. “Mat” Winter, told U.S. lawmakers that “future potential Foreign Military Sales customers for the F-35 include Singapore, Greece, Romania, Spain and Poland.” This consideration...
“We buy F-15EX to keep industrial diversity,” Pentagon Official Says
An upgraded F-16 would mean another Lockheed Martin aircraft, and the DoD wants to maintain a balance between the two largest defense companies. According to a U.S. senior defense official, the Defense Department didn’t propose adding an upgraded F-16 Fighting Falcon into its inventory instead the F-15EX fourth-gen plus aircraft it is...
USAF to spend $7.86 Billion for 80 F-15EX fighters over the next five years
The new F-15EX aircraft will be based on the F-15QA, which Boeing built for the Qatar Emiri Air Force, though it will have USAF-specific capabilities, including the Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System and the Suite 9.1. Operational Flight Program software. The U.S. Air Force plans to spend $7.86 billion over the...

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