stealth fighter

With an RCS of an Eagle’s Eyeball the F-117 Nighthawk was one thousand times less visible than the D-21, the least visible shape previously produced at Lockheed’s Skunk Works

With an RCS of an Eagle’s Eyeball the F-117 Nighthawk was one thousand times less visible than the D-21, the least visible shape previously produced at Lockheed’s Skunk Works

The F-117 Nighthawk The Lockheed F-117A was developed in response to an Air Force request for an aircraft capable of… Read More

5 months ago

US Navy EA-18G Growler pilot explains why Jamming Pods don’t turn a non-stealth aircraft into a stealth aircraft

The EA-18G Growler jamming pods The EA-18G Growler Airborne Electronic Attack aircraft is a variant in the F/A-18 family of… Read More

6 months ago

“Lone Wolf,” the F-117 that dropped the first bomb in Desert Storm, to arrive at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ahead of multi-year restoration

F-117 at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum On Nov. 11, 2023 the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon,… Read More

6 months ago

The F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters now have an “app store” to download cross-platform software

An F-35 from the 461st Flight Test Squadron recently took flight here with a complement of software applications developed by… Read More

10 months ago

The Su-57 Felon is marketed as stealth fighter but It has the same RCS of a clean F/A-18 Super Hornet (and 1,000 times bigger than that of the F-35). Here’s why.

The Su-57 is nowhere near F-35 for similar reasons as to why F/A-18 Super Hornets are nowhere near F-35. The… Read More

11 months ago

From “the Asset” to “the Cockroach:” F-117 pilot on Nighthawk’s nicknames when it was a highly classified program and when its existence became public knowledge

‘Black humor and a lack of restraint are common in the community when it comes to airplane nicknames, so I… Read More

12 months ago

The USAF is looking for ‘suppliers with experience and capabilities’ to keep the F-117 Nighthawk flying until 2034

According to a Request For Information published on Oct. 3, 2022, the Air Force Test Center is looking for ‘potential… Read More

1 year ago

China’s J-20 Mighty Dragon Fighter Pilot Said He Flew Over Taiwan Undetected

“When I was flying the fighter plane Treasure Island of the motherland, I could see the entire coastline and mountains… Read More

1 year ago

Canada Announces The Procurement Of The F-35 Lightning II: the RCAF will receive 88 F-35A multirole stealth fighters

The Government of Canada announced on Jan. 9, 2023 it is procuring Lockheed Martin's 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft… Read More

1 year ago

In 1980s the US offered the UK the chance to buy the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter to equip RAF Squadrons but the British MoD declined the proposal. Here’s why.

US President Ronald Reagan had offered Margaret Thatcher the chance to work on US advanced military programs during the 1980s… Read More

1 year ago

USAF rotating about a dozen F-22 Raptor stealth fighters into Kadena Air Base as F-15C Eagles begin withdrawal

About a dozen F-15 jets will return to the US within a few weeks, while around the same number of… Read More

1 year ago

Video features KF-21 Boramae jet fighter undergoing ground testing

The video in this post features a higher quality footage of KF-21 Boramae prototype undergoing ground test. Posted on YouTube… Read More

2 years ago

Interesting photos show KF-21 Boramae 4.5 generation fighter prototypes undergoing ground tests before next month’s maiden flight

KF-21 Boramae 4.5 generation fighter prototypes are currently undergoing various ground tests at KAI facility in Sacheon prior to next… Read More

2 years ago

The F-22 Raptor could get both an IRST Sensor and a Helmet-Mounted Display and Targeting System

The USAF is looking at 14 potential F-22 Raptor upgrades, including integrating the Thales Scorpion helmet-mounted display/weapon cuing system and… Read More

2 years ago

What is the role played by the twin-seat J-20? Trainer, attack aircraft or Manned-Unmanned Teaming Platform?

Twin-seat J-20 The short video in this post circulated on the internet Oct. 28, 2021 and features the new two-seat… Read More

2 years ago

Alternate fighter plan recommends ‘USAF to Kill F-15EX, extend F-22, purchase more F-35s and new Stealth fighters’

Retiring the F-22 before the NGAD (its replacement) is in hand would allow China “the fait accompli it seeks” in… Read More

2 years ago