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Luftwaffe Tornado fighter bombers lack updated encryption device for secure comms
5.64 billion Euros are required for operations while 1.62 billion Euros are needed to design replacements for obsolete parts and another 1.58 billion Euros to procure those parts. A classified German military document viewed by Reuters says the country needs more than $9 billion to operate its Tornado fighter fleet till 2030.
Pentagon cuts F-35 purchase by 6 aircraft in FY 2020
The USAF will still be getting 48 A models, therefore the cut is either the B or the C variant. The Pentagon has decided to buy just 78 F-35s from Lockheed Martin in the latest budget request, instead of 84 aircraft that was projected a year ago. The...
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...
74th FS pilots have been awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for their actions in support of OIR
“I loved the A-10 and its mission. It’s like a flying tank. A very raw flying experience,” Capt. James Rosenau, former A-10 pilot The desert screams by below. The clouds scream by above. Both stretch on into the horizon. It’s deceptively calm in the cockpit. There’s a constant, seemingly discordant stream of...
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...

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