Tag: fifth-generation fighter

66 F-35 stealth fighters delivered by Lockheed Martin in 2017
The last F-35 was handed over on Dec. 15, 2017. The Royal Navy instead recently took delivery of its 14th F-35B A total of 66 F-35 fifth generation fighters have been delivered to customers in 2017, Lockheed Martin announced on Dec. 18. The last aircraft was handed over on Dec. 15. To date, more than 265 F-35 aircraft have been delivered to...
F-22 that crash landed nearly six years ago is almost ready to return to service
F-22 # 02-4037 which was badly damaged when it failed to lift off during a touch-and-go at Tyndall AFB on May 31, 2012 will soon be serviceable again next March after a six-year repair job F-22 # 02-4037 which was badly damaged when it failed to lift off during a touch-and-go at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB) on May 31,...
These systems will give Russia's sixth-generation fighter an edge over U.S. F-22 and F-35 stealth aircraft
The Russians are looking at new kinds of radars and electro-optical sensor technologies that would be aimed to counter stealth According to The National Interest, the Russian defense industry is starting to look at concepts for a sixth-generation fighter that would eventually replace the Sukhoi Su-57. Like the U.S. Military, the Russians are looking at a wide range of concepts which...
USAF celebrates first flight of F-22 Raptor fifth-generation fighter
The F-22 Raptor took off for the first time from Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia, on Sep. 7, 1997, with F-22 chief test pilot Paul Metz at the controls On Oct. 19, 2017, the F-22 Combined Test Force (CTF) held a ceremony at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) to commemorate the first flight of the F-22 Raptor which...
Russia could turn the Su-57 into a sixth generation fighter
“The Su-57 is actually a splendid plane and it can embrace both fifth-and sixth-generation features. It has huge modernization potential,” Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev, Federation Council Defense and Security Committee chairman Russia could turn its first fifth-generation fighter, the Sukhoi Su-57, into a sixth-generation fighter the former head of the Russian Aerospace Force, chief Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev recently told...
500th F-35 pilot graduated at Eglin AFB
Maj. Chris Campbell completed approximately 200 hours of academics, 14 simulators, a high-speed taxi and six flights in the aircraft before being deemed qualified as the 500th F-35 pilot Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) has trained and graduated the 500th F-35 pilot on Sep. 19, 2017. Maj. Chris Campbell was previously a F-16 test pilot (featuring more than 1,000 fighter...
PAK FA designated as Su-57
Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev called the Su-57 a “wonderful machine” and claimed that “every country probably wants planes such as this, and we have them” As reported by Sputniknews, Russian Air and Space Force (RuASF) chief Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev told Zvezda that the Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA has been given the designation – Su-57. "The decision has been made, the aircraft got...
Even if at first look this paint scheme resembled that worn by China's Shenyang J-31 fifth-generation fighter, this F-16 doesn not feature a new paint scheme but is in the process of being repainted into the new black/grey/white splinter scheme  Taken on Jul. 31, 2017 during Red Flag Alaska (RF-A) 17-3 underway at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska the interesting...
"What we’re doing, you could almost call it Raptor 2.0, is essentially a rebirth of the Raptor and what it can do," Lt. Col. Lee Bryant, 411th Flight Test Squadron Commander 411th Flight Test Squadron’s F-22 Modernization Team at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) recently garnered national recognition for having integrated software into the aircraft that interfaces the Military Grid...
The F-35 stole the show as the only 5th generation fighter in attendance among the 130 aircraft exhibited The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is displaying the F-35A Lightning II for the first time at the Paris Air Show as well as flying demonstrations for the first time at an international air show. According to Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane article...