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US F-35 jet plagued by shoddy quality control: audit

US F-35 jet plagued by shoddy quality control: audit

The US military’s bureaucratic watchdog on Monday accused companies building the F-35 fighter of shoddy management that could jeopardize the reliability, performance and cost of the aircraft. The Pentagon inspector general cited 363 problems in the design and manufacture of […]


China Advanced Fighter Concept Model Makes Debut at Beijing Aviation Expo

China Advanced Fighter Concept Model Makes Debut at Beijing Aviation Expo

An advanced fighter concept (AFC) model launched by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) made its debut at the 15th Beijing Aviation Exhibition unveiled yesterday at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. In the series of fighters developed […]


South Korea Forms Task Force to Revive FX Jet Program

South Korea Forms Task Force to Revive FX Jet Program

The Ministry of National Defense launched a task force Wednesday to take charge of the F-X III project to purchase 60 fighter jets amid growing concerns over a lack of aircraft in the coming years. The move came one day […]


First unmanned QF-16 flight takes place

First unmanned QF-16 flight takes place

The QF-16 full scale aerial target’s inaugural unmanned flight occurred Sept. 19. The 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron and Boeing Co. conducted the flight, which is the first step in a two year process to phase out the QF-4 full scale […]


F-35: New fighter creates new culture for 21st Century and beyond

F-35: New fighter creates new culture for 21st Century and beyond

She didn’t have a smudge on her. Not a leak found anywhere. She even had that “new jet smell.” Skies were blue, everything was perfect. Those were the conditions on that July day in 2011 when Lt. Col. Eric Smith […]


Scalable Agile Beam Radar Will Extend Viability of F-16s Beyond 2025

Scalable Agile Beam Radar Will Extend Viability of F-16s Beyond 2025

Northrop Grumman Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) will help extend the viability of the U.S. Air Force’s F-16 fighter aircraft beyond 2025 and help ensure the F-16 remains a vital component of the nation’s fighter force structure. Skip Wagner, director […]


Netherlands Government Statement on F-35 JSF

Netherlands Government Statement on F-35 JSF

The F-16 has unequivocally proven its worth for the armed forces in intervention and stabilization operations. In the coming decades, we will continue to require fighter aircraft. After comparing the candidates in 2001 and 2008, and updating the relevant information […]


Israel’s F-16I Fighter Squadrons Return for Training

Israel’s F-16I Fighter Squadrons Return for Training

Two months have passed since the F-16I Division was grounded following the crash last July, and now they have returned to flying. As part of a gradual process, last week, F-16I squadrons held their first training sessions at the Ramon […]


Dutch JSF Jet Fighter Purchase Gets Green Light After 18 Years

Dutch JSF Jet Fighter Purchase Gets Green Light After 18 Years

The Netherlands will go ahead with the purchase of the controversial JSF jet fighter, despite objections, the Telegraaf reports on Tuesday. The decision brings to an end 18 years of political dithering about the wisdom of spending so much money […]


 
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