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Computer glitch prevents US’ most advanced F-35 fighter jet from firing until 2019 – report

Computer glitch prevents US’ most advanced F-35 fighter jet from firing until 2019 – report

The Pentagon’s fighter jet F-35 may not be fully operational until 2019 due to a newly discovered computer glitch. The $400 billion ultra-sophisticated jet, the most expensive in US history, was expected to enter service in 2015. F-35 is the […]


USAF Tests, Will Soon Fly, Flapless Wing Design

USAF Tests, Will Soon Fly, Flapless Wing Design

A feature of aircraft design unchanged for nearly a century may have been twisted into a new shape as a result of a revolutionary new structure being tested in the Mojave Desert. A specially modified Gulfstream III jet successfully took […]


Norway Opens F-35 Summit to Media

Norway Opens F-35 Summit to Media

For the first time the leaders of the multinational F-35-program will meet in Norway. This happens as all nine partner nations in the program assemble in Oslo for their second JSF steering board of 2014. The F-35 Program is expected […]


82 F-16Ds removed from flight status due to longeron cracks

82 F-16Ds removed from flight status due to longeron cracks

U.S. Air Force officials recently removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats. The cracks were discovered following an immediate action time […]


Strategic Agility Is the Future of the Air Force

Strategic Agility Is the Future of the Air Force

As the Air Force prepares for new challenges and opportunities of the coming decades, it faces sobering 21st-century realities: global centers of power have become more distributed and the terrorism threat more dispersed. Most importantly, the emerging environment is demonstrating […]


Royal Australian Air Force Scores Direct Hit with JSOW C

Royal Australian Air Force Scores Direct Hit with JSOW C

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) successfully tested a Raytheon Company (RTN) Joint Standoff Weapon C (JSOW C) against a hardened wall target at the RAAF Woomera Test Range. Launched from an F/A-18F Super Hornet at an operationally representative stand-off […]


US Efforts to Stand-up Afghan Air Force Still Falling Down

US Efforts to Stand-up Afghan Air Force Still Falling Down

Recently, POGO reported on the failed attempt to provide C-27A Spartan aircraft to the Afghans in order to fulfill their medium airlift requirements. Now, the successor effort to replace the C-27As with C-130Hs is also experiencing turbulence. Fortunately, after the […]


F-15E Takes First Flight with New Radar System

F-15E Takes First Flight with New Radar System

The first 389th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle received a Radar Modernization Program, or RMP, upgrade here in June. The inaugural flight with the new radar system was flown by Capt. Matthew Riley, a 389th Fighter Squadron pilot, and Maj. […]


F-35s Return to Limited Flight Operations

F-35s Return to Limited Flight Operations

The 26 Air Force F-35s Lightning II joint strike fighters assigned here returned to limited flight operations July 17 with the approval of commanders and Air Force airworthiness authorities. The decision to return to flight was coordinated between the F-35 […]


 
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