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Sudan warplanes stage Darfur air strikes: UN

Sudan warplanes stage Darfur air strikes: UN

The Sudanese military has carried out air strikes in conflict-stricken Darfur and on Tuesday stopped UN peacekeepers trying to get to the region, UN officials said. The Sudanese government also restricted the movements of UN and private aid groups operating […]


Plan B Needed for RAAF Combat Fleet

Plan B Needed for RAAF Combat Fleet

Australia needs a Plan B and even a Plan C to maintain air combat supremacy in the event of further delays in the new Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), a new study says. Plan B, the “least bad” option, would involve […]


Lockheed Martin F-35 Program Flight Test Update

Lockheed Martin F-35 Program Flight Test Update

Since the last F-35 flight test program update issued March 31, Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft have conducted 125 test flights, bringing the total number of flights for the year to 331. Several flight test key milestones were accomplished […]


Lockheed Martin Delivers First USAF Production F-35 Lightning II

Lockheed Martin Delivers First USAF Production F-35 Lightning II

The U.S. Air Force has accepted into its fleet the first of a planned 1,763 production-model Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters. The signing of formal acceptance documents for the jet, known as AF-7, took place at Lockheed Martin’s […]


Fighter Jets carry out heavy bombing in Tripoli

Fighter Jets carry out heavy bombing in Tripoli

Jets screamed in low over Tripoli early on Tuesday, carrying out a series of strikes in quick succession, after witnesses reported two others near state media offices a few hours before. Eight explosions were heard in the capital Tripoli as […]


Why Weren’t the F-22’s Oxygen Problems Detected in Testing?

Why Weren’t the F-22’s Oxygen Problems Detected in Testing?

The DEW Line’s Stephen Trimble broke the news that the F-22 fleet is standing down “until further notice” due to concerns about a glitch in the on board oxygen system after pilots complained about hypoxia and decompression sickness (indicating they […]


Fighter Engine Team Funds JSF Engine Through FY 2012

Fighter Engine Team Funds JSF Engine Through FY 2012

The Fighter Engine Team (FET) today announced it has committed to bear all costs for continued development of the competitive F136 fighter engine for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) through the end of fiscal year 2012. This unique offer requires […]


Reserve tanker crew first operational crew to refuel F-35

Reserve tanker crew first operational crew to refuel F-35

What started out as a routine mission for Airmen from the Air Force Reserve Command’s 916th Air Refueling Wing turned into an historic ‘first in flight’ moment recently. Flying a KC-135R Stratotanker, a flight crew and a maintenance crew from […]


F-35B Demonstrates Maturity in STOVL Operations

F-35B Demonstrates Maturity in STOVL Operations

Short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) capability for the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter reached a milestone in maturity last week. On April 25, Lockheed Martin test pilot David “Doc” Nelson flew structural loads test aircraft BF-3 on its first flight […]


 
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