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T-38 arrives to supplement F-22 training

T-38 arrives to supplement F-22 training

Following a successful test run in March 2010 and approval by Air Combat Command officials, the first of several T-38 Talons from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., arrived here April 1 for the beginning of the 1st Operations Group’s T-38 […]


Gripen in NATO-Led UN Mission

Gripen in NATO-Led UN Mission

Eight Gripen fighter aircraft from the Swedish Armed Forces is currently taking part in the NATO lead UN mission in Libya. The formal decision to participate in the UN mission was taken by the Swedish Parliament in the beginning of […]


F-35C CF-1 Catapult Hookup

F-35C CF-1 Catapult Hookup

Navy F-35 flight test aircraft CF-1 approaches the TC-7 catapult at Naval Air Station Patuxent River March 22. With U.S. Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Matt “Opie” Taylor at the controls, CF-1 completed functional checks and performed the first […]


Lockheed Martin F-35 Flight Test Program Shows Progress

Lockheed Martin F-35 Flight Test Program Shows Progress

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II test jets made considerable flight test progress during the first quarter of 2011, conducting 199 test flights versus a plan of 142 flights. Additionally, the F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variant logged six times more […]


Sweden’s Gripen Aircraft Reach Sicily

Sweden’s Gripen Aircraft Reach Sicily

This weekend the first sections of FL 01 (Air Force Libya) will set course for the Mediterranean. Hopefully by the middle of next week, the first Gripen aircraft will be airborne and patrolling Libyan airspace. “I feel confident about the […]


French airstrikes pound armour, munitions dump

French airstrikes pound armour, munitions dump

French warplanes Sunday carried out strikes on Libyan armoured vehicles and a “major munitions depot” in the Misrata and Zintan regions in the west of the country, French military headquarters said. Three patrols on a “reconnaissance mission” had carried out […]


Naval strike aircraft to be part of Russian Air Force

Naval strike aircraft to be part of Russian Air Force

Naval strike aircraft will be reassigned to the Russian Air Force by the end of 2011, a high-ranking Navy source told RIA Novosti on Wednesday. “The strike component of naval aviation will be transferred under the control of the Russian […]


Canadian Auditor Stands By F-35 Cost Estimate

Canadian Auditor Stands By F-35 Cost Estimate

Canada: The Parliament of Canada Act mandates the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) to provide independent analysis to the Senate and House of Commons on the state of the nation’s finances, government estimates and trends in the national economy. After the […]


F-22 Raptor flown on synthetic biofuel

F-22 Raptor flown on synthetic biofuel

An F-22 Raptor successfully flew at supercruise March 18 on a 50/50 fuel blend of conventional petroleum-based JP-8 and biofuel derived from camelina, a weed-like plant not used for food. The flight was the capstone of a series of ground […]


 
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