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Precautionary Suspension of F-35 Flight Operations

Precautionary Suspension of F-35 Flight Operations

The F-35 Joint Program Office issued a precautionary suspension of flight operations today (Friday — 18 Jan) for development and test F-35B Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) variants. A similar action was taken by Naval Air Systems Command for […]


Russian T-50 Fighter Jet Completes First Long-Range Flight

Russian T-50 Fighter Jet Completes First Long-Range Flight

Russia’s prototype fifth-generation Sukhoi T-50 fighter jet has carried out its first long-range flight during the transfer from a manufacturing plant in Russia’s Far East to an assigned airfield near Moscow, deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday. “It […]


Sweden to Buy 60 Gripen E Fighters

Sweden to Buy 60 Gripen E Fighters

Today Swedish Minster of Defence Karin Enström announced that Sweden will buy 60 Gripen E fighter jets from Saab, says a statement issued by Saab. Saab notes that the decision is within the span previously discussed, both by the Government […]


Japan, US fighter planes in joint drill: official

Japan, US fighter planes in joint drill: official

US and Japanese fighter jets on Tuesday carried out joint air exercises, an official said, days after Chinese and Japanese military planes shadowed each other near disputed islands in the East China Sea. The five-day exercise involves six US FA-18 […]


Lockheed Martin Highlights F-35 Program Achievements for 2012

Lockheed Martin Highlights F-35 Program Achievements for 2012

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Program completed 30 aircraft deliveries and achieved significant advances in flight test highlighting a year of continued progress for 2012. The 30 F-35 deliveries in 2012 included 11 Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOLs), 18 […]


Eurofighter Typhoon Fires First Meteor Missile

Eurofighter Typhoon Fires First Meteor Missile

The Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile has been successfully launched from a Eurofighter Typhoon as part of the Future Enhancements Flight Test Program. The missile was eject launched from a rear fuselage missile station, which on Eurofighter Typhoon is […]


F-22 Raptor Brings Never-Before-Seen Capabilities to Aerial Warfare

F-22 Raptor Brings Never-Before-Seen Capabilities to Aerial Warfare

Col. Kevin Robbins still remembers the first time he saw the F-22 Raptor. He was driving near the flightline at Langley Air Force Base, Va., when he heard a load roar and saw a plane streak across his field of […]


Taiwan upgrades dozens of fighter jets

Taiwan upgrades dozens of fighter jets

Taiwan plans to complete the first stage of an ambitious plan to upgrade its fighter jet force by the end of 2013, in an effort to maintain a credible deterrent against China into the 2030s. Some 60 of Taiwan’s Indigenous […]


Russian Air Force Gets First Six Su-35S Fighter Jets

Russian Air Force Gets First Six Su-35S Fighter Jets

The Sukhoi aircraft maker delivered on Friday the first six Su-35S fighter jets to the Russian Air Force, the company said. The acceptance documents were signed by Defense Ministry officials at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft manufacturing plant in Russia’s Far East. […]


Norway Confident in F-35 Choice, Minister Says

Norway Confident in F-35 Choice, Minister Says

The F-35 program is of vital importance to both the United States and Norway in ensuring that we fulfil our future operational requirements. I am therefore very pleased and reassured by the recent process in the development of the F-35, […]


 
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