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Spain to join France and Germany for FCAS program
Spain, where Airbus's military transport planes are assembled, had sent a letter in December to Paris and Berlin asking to be associated with FCAS project Spain is expected to sign a letter of intent with France and Germany to join the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) program. Spain...
Germany should buy both Eurofighter and F-35 to replace Tornado fighter bombers
The decision marks a big setback for Lockheed that had hoped to add to recent F-35 sales to other European countries Germany has further shortlisted the Eurofighter and the F/A-18 as potential candidates to replace its Tornado fighter-bomber, knocking Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth fighter out of a tender worth billions of euros,...
Minimum Radius Turn to High Alpha Loop, Pedal Turn are some of 14 maneuvers performed by F-35A Demo Team to showcase the full envelope of the Lightning II
“When you watch the ground footage from the pedal turn, it’s almost unbelievable to witness what you’re seeing,” Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team commander and pilot has spent the last three months, designing, developing, and practicing the maneuvers...
F-16/Su-57 and F-35/J-31 Aggressor Paint Schemes unveiled
The F-16/Su-57 camo will be most probably realized for early summer The interesting pictures in this post show the new paint scheme (aimed to reproduce the Russian Su-57 Stealth Fighter) of Nellis F-16 Aggressors which will be most probably realized for early summer.
This former A-10 Driver has become the First Female F-35 Test Pilot
According to Winiecki having the ability to bring the A-10 mission sets to the 461st FLTS, such as close-air-support, combat search and rescue and forward air controller, is important so the focus is not just on the air-to-air capabilities of the F-35 A routine F-35 flight test mission marked a significant event...
Israeli Air Force leaning towards buying new F-15s instead of a third F-35 Squadron
"We are without a canopy, proceeding for landing at the nearest base," the F-15 pilot says over the radio in a calm voice On Jan. 2, 2019, the crew of an Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-15 fighter jet fought freezing temperatures and buffeting winds to bring their aircraft down after its cockpit...
This USMC F-35B is the 91st and final F-35 delivered in 2018
Next year Lockheed Martin is set to deliver more than 130 F-35s Taken at Fort Worth, Texas, on Dec. 20, 2018 the photo in this post shows the delivery of the 91st F-35 aircraft for the year. Noteworthy with the delivery of this aircraft Lockheed Martin...
Japan would like to sell its Cold War Era F-15s back to U.S. so that Washington can sell them to S.E. Asia
Currently Japan deploys about 200 F-15s. About half the fleet has been overhauled, but the 100 or so fighters being eyed for a sale cannot receive upgrades The Nikkei is reporting that Tokyo is mulling the feasibility of selling some of its aging F-15Js back to the United States.
Will Taiwan buy F-15 or F/A-18 fighters to boost its defense capabilities?
The decision to buy the F-15X comes from the Pentagon’s top leadership and not the U.S. Air Force According to Bloomberg the Pentagon will request $1.2 billion for 12 Boeing F-15Xs in the fiscal year 2020 budget. Sources familiar with the decision who asked not to be named...
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...

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