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Air Force Faces Tactical Fighter Shortfall Despite $230Bn Investment

Air Force Faces Tactical Fighter Shortfall Despite $230Bn Investment

The Air Force expects to invest over $230 billion to operate, maintain, modernize, and recapitalize its tactical air forces during fiscal years 2011 through 2015. This makes up nearly 70 percent of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) total expected tactical […]


Lockheed Martin Flies First Production F-35 Stealth Fighter

Lockheed Martin Flies First Production F-35 Stealth Fighter

The first production model of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II made its inaugural flight today in preparation for delivery to the U.S. Air Force this spring. The jet will head to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to support developmental […]


Iran To Build Advanced Fighter Aircraft

Iran To Build Advanced Fighter Aircraft

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force has launched a project to design and build the country’s most advanced fighter jet, the English language satellite Press TV reported Sunday. Brigadier General Mohammadreza Karshki, a senior Iranian Air force commander, said […]


Delivery of Gripen Fighter Aircraft to Thailand

Delivery of Gripen Fighter Aircraft to Thailand

At a ceremony in Thailand on February 22, FMV handed over six Gripen fighter aircraft of the latest C- and D-version to the Royal Thai Air Force. Just before Christmas, FMV delivered the first parts of the air defense systems […]


Brazil says no fighter jet decision in short term

Brazil says no fighter jet decision in short term

Brazil will make no decision in the “short term” on a multi-billion-dollar tender for 36 new fighter jets that is closely fought over by US, French and Swedish companies, the defense ministry said Tuesday. Defense Minister Nelson Jobim explained to […]


Eurofighter Typhoon: Ultimate Air Power On Display at IDEX 2011

Eurofighter Typhoon: Ultimate Air Power On Display at IDEX 2011

Germany (DefenceTalk): Eurofighter Typhoon will participate in the 10th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2011, the largest defense and security event in the Middle East and North African region which takes place from Sunday 20th to […]


Taiwan leader says US jets critical

Taiwan leader says US jets critical

Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou on Thursday renewed his call for the United States to sell fighter jets to the island, arguing its survival was at stake despite his outreach to China. Taiwan “is a sovereign state; we must have our […]


Adjustments Put F-35 on Track, Program Director Says

Adjustments Put F-35 on Track, Program Director Says

The Defense Department’s Joint Strike Fighter program is on track to field the F-35 Lightning II in fiscal 2016, the program’s director said here yesterday. In remarks to the National Aeronautics Association, Navy Vice Adm. David J. Venlet said that […]


US House votes to kill F-35 second engine

US House votes to kill F-35 second engine

In a victory for President Barack Obama, the US House of Representatives voted Wednesday to kill funding for a costly alternate engine for the F-35 fighter aircraft that the Pentagon did not want. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said through […]


 
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