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Boeing says India can launch the Super Hornet from INS Vikrant's ski jump with significant payload
The Super Hornet strike fighters would replace Indian Navy MiG-29Ks that are facing problems with engines and electronic control systems Dan Gillian, Boeing’s program manager for the F/A-18 and EA-18G, told Economic Times that his company had done simulations of the Super Hornet taking off from a ski jump and the aircraft can be launched with a ‘significant’ payload without...
First loaded F-35B ski-jump take off
The picture was taken during the second round of F-35B ski ramp testing which continues to support the U. K. in advance of flight trials from HMS Queen Elizabeth The interesting photo in this post shows a F-35B loaded with Paveway IV laser-guided bombs and AIM-132 ASRAAM air-to-air missiles taking off from a ski-jump for the first time. Noteworthy the picture...
Meanwhile the F-35 Integrated Test Force teams are completing the remaining requirements in the program's SDD phase The Lockheed Martin F-35's fleet recently exceeded 100,000 flight hours, the company announced in a press release on Jul. 24, 2017. Meanwhile the F-35 Integrated Test Force teams are completing the remaining requirements in the program's System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase. "This 100K milestone...
The F-14 flew 28 times from a ski jump but never achieved maximum take-off capability because of single-engine operating concerns The interesting photo in this post was taken in 1982 at Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Md. and shows the left-side view of an F-14A Tomcat fighter aircraft taking off from a ramp, raised nine degrees, during "ski-jump" feasibility...
Indian Navy will continue to support the Defence Research and Development Organisation and Aeronautical Development Agency in its research on the Naval LCA Chief of the Indian Navy, Adm. Sunil Lanba, has ruled out the deployment of the HAL Tejas, on his aircraft carriers. According to Lanba, since India’s indigenous fighter aircraft is too heavy, his service will be acquiring a...

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