Post Tagged with: "Fighter Aircraft"

Fly-By-Wire F-15SA makes first flight

Fly-By-Wire F-15SA makes first flight

The U.S. Air Force and its prime contractor Boeing have completed a successful first flight of the new F-15SA advanced fighter aircraft for the Royal Saudi Air Force. The F-15SA’s maiden voyage took place Feb. 20 at the Boeing facilities […]


Iranian fighter tries to intercept US drone in Gulf: US

Iranian fighter tries to intercept US drone in Gulf: US

An Iranian fighter jet tried to intercept a US Predator drone over the Gulf but backed off after encountering two American military aircraft, the Pentagon said Thursday. No shots were fired in the confrontation Wednesday, officials said, but the United […]


F-35 Production On Track, Program Chief Says

F-35 Production On Track, Program Chief Says

The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program is a different program than it was four years ago, the F-35 program executive officer said here March 12. In a speech at the McAleese/Credit Suisse Defense Programs Conference at the Newseum, […]


2nd F-35 For The Netherlands Rolls Out Of F-35 Production Facility

2nd F-35 For The Netherlands Rolls Out Of F-35 Production Facility

The second Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II for the Netherlands rolled out of the F-35 production facility on March 2. This is the latest step in the production process leading to its eventual assignment to Eglin AFB, Fla., later this […]


Sweden Sanguine at Swiss Gripen Jet Purchase Delay

Sweden Sanguine at Swiss Gripen Jet Purchase Delay

The decision by the upper chamber of the Swiss parliament not to release funds for the purchase of new JAS Gripen fighter jets from Sweden has renewed doubt about the deal. On Tuesday, the upper house the Council of States […]


F-35s cleared to resume flight

F-35s cleared to resume flight

F-35 Lightning IIs were cleared for flight Feb. 28 following a temporary suspension after a cracked engine blade was found in a test aircraft earlier in the month. A .06-inch crack was discovered in a third-stage turbine blade in a […]


Pentagon lifts F-35 grounding following inspections

Pentagon lifts F-35 grounding following inspections

The Defense Department lifted its grounding of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter after analysis concluded that a cracked turbine blade in an engine on a single plane resulted from overuse in test operations, according to an official with […]


US Air Dominance: Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

US Air Dominance: Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

The United States has enjoyed global air dominance for many decades. No U.S. soldier on the ground has been killed by hostile aircraft since the Korean War, and no U.S. pilot in the air has been killed by hostile aircraft […]


F-35 flights should resume soon: Pentagon

F-35 flights should resume soon: Pentagon

The Pentagon’s director of the F-35 program said Monday the next-generation US fighter jet could be back in the air within a fortnight after an engine crack forced the grounding of test flights. Lieutenant General Christopher Bogdan, in Australia for […]


 
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