Aeronautics

One of these aircraft will succeed the famous spy plane SR-71

Lockheed Martin and Boeing are building a successor to the famous SR-71 spy plane.

Military Aircraft

British F-35 jet simulator put through its paces ahead of jets arrival in Britain

A flight simulator for the new £92million fighter jet set to arrive at RAF Marham in Norfolk this summer, some 26 years after it first went into development, was put through its paces in London this week.<p>The F-35 simulator took centre stage at the IET London, Savoy Place, where guests including a …

Aerospace

Air Force Acquisition Nominee Takes Aim at F-35 Sustainment Costs

WASHINGTON — The nominee for the Air Force's next head of acquisition has set his sights on lowering sustainment costs for the service's biggest …

Military

US to sell F-35 fighter jets to Belgium in estimated $6.5B deal

The State Department plans to sell 34 F-35A Joint Strike Fighter jets to Belgium for a possible $6.53 billion, the department told Congress on Friday.<p>…

Aerospace

Japan lodges protest over U.S. military helicopter flying over school again after chopper's window-falling incident - Xinhua

TOKYO, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Japanese government lodged a protest with the U.S. military Thursday over U.S. military helicopters flying above an …

News (China)

F-35 'incomparable' to Harrier jump jet, top test pilot tells El Reg

<b>Interview</b> What's it like to fly an F-35 fighter jet? We interviewed the chief British test pilot on a uniquely British flying technique – and then …

Aerospace

Norwegian Air claims record for shortest transatlantic flight, propelled by 200 mph tailwinds

A bunch of lucky passengers may have made aviation history this week on a Norwegian Air Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight from New York to London. The …

Aviation

The Belgian Air Force Has Released Footage Of The Russian Tu-160 Blackjack Intercepted Over The North Sea

Here’s one of the two Tu-160s as seen through the pilot’s JHMCS (Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System).<p>On Jan. 15, two Belgian Air Force F-16s …

War

MoD 'exposed financially' by carrier and jet programme

<b>Failure to deliver the UK's aircraft carrier and jet programme on budget will put other defence projects at risk, ministers have been warned.</b><p>A Public Accounts Committee report said defence budgets are "very strained".<p>The programme - two aircraft carriers, F-35 Lightning II jets and a new radar …

Stealth Aircraft

U.S. approves possible sale of F-35 jets to Belgium for $6.5 billion

© Reuters. U.S. approves possible sale of F-35 jets to Belgium for $6.5 billion<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Friday said it has …

Stock Markets

Boeing introduces ‘Son of Blackbird’, a new concept design for a Mach 5 spy plane

Boeing a few days ago introduced an incredible concept design for a spy plane that may ultimately replace the iconic and legendary SR-71 spy plane. …

Aerospace

Textmunication Holdings, Inc. Adds Leading Blockhain and Artificial Intelligence Advocate

<b>PLEASANT HILL, CA / ACCESSWIRE / January 18, 2018 /</b> Textmunication Holdings, Inc. (OTC PINK: TXHD), a cloud-based mobile SMS marketing platform …

Creative Industries

Here Is Italy’s First F-35B Lightning II Flying In Full Italian Navy Markings For The First Time Today

The aircraft will be officially delivered to the Marina Militare next week. Today it flew for the first time in full Italian Navy markings.<p>On Jan. …

Military

Pentagon considers changing nuclear retaliation rules

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Pentagon is considering recommending a change in policy regarding the use of nuclear weapons that could potentially open the door to a US nuclear response to a massive cyberattack, according to a defense official familiar with a draft of the Trump administration's Nuclear …

Justice

F-35 Makes Its First Appearance In London

The British engineering and expertise that's helped develop F-35 B Lightning II aircraft was celebrated in London today.<p>The Defence Secretary Gavin …

Stealth Aircraft

Turkish Blackhawk Kill Claimed by Kurds on YouTube, Turks Counterattack on Twitter.

The Social Media Battlefield: Fighting a Confusing War on Twitter, Youtube and Facebook.<p>It is the new battlefield, the great equalizer, delivered at …

Military Aircraft

America’s Fastest Spy Plane May Be Back—and Hypersonic

For years, Lockheed Martin Corp. has been developing a successor to one of the fastest aircraft the world has seen, the SR-71 Blackbird, the Cold War …

Aerospace

Could This Be the U.S. Military's Secret Weapon to Stop a 'Swarm' Strike?

Last week’s massed attempted drone strike against Russian forces in Syria is a harbinger of things to come. Indeed, it is almost inevitable that …

Military

This Is the World's Fastest Plane (And Its Rotting in A Museum)

Why? <i>The SR-71’s JP-7 fuel—which also had to be carried onboard specialized KC-135Q tankers to refuel the Blackbird—was designed to be a safe,</i> …

Aerospace

Your Evening Briefing

<i>Want to receive this post in your inbox every afternoon?</i> <i>Sign up here</i><p>The holiday is over, and Washington is right where it was on Friday. Democrats …

Business

Is This the Real 'F-52' Fighter?

President Donald Trump recently told reporters that the United States had delivered the F-52 to Norway. The statement was obviously a mistake; there …

Aerospace

Turkey Wants to Link Its F-35 Computer Brains to Networks That Will Include Russian Systems

Turkish and American authorities are both worried about military secrets leaking out, but for very different reasons.<p>Lockheed Martin<p>The Turkish …

Military

North Korea rips 'lunatic' Trump as US moves B-52 bombers to Guam

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US Air Force has deployed six nuclear-capable B-52 Stratofortress bombers to Guam, according to US Pacific Air Forces, adding more firepower to the region just hours after North Korean state media mocked President Donald Trump's tweet referencing the size of his nuclear …

Military

Boeing's 'Son of Blackbird' hypersonic strike aircraft could go five times the speed of sound

Boeing has finally unveiled a successor to the legendary Blackbird SR-71 spy plane, capable of travelling at five times the speed of sound.<p>The new 'Son of Blackbird' was revealed at an event in Orlando, Florida, but it's only a concept design for now.<p>The new aircraft will be a direct competitor to …

Aerospace

Stealth and Speed: America's SR-71 Blackbird Might Be Old (But Still the World's Fastest Plane)

<i>The Blackbird’s design reflected the fact that it was pushing the limits. The crew wore pressure suits like those used on space missions to withstand</i> …

Aerospace

Boeing unveils new spy plane design 'Son Of Blackbird'

Money

The U.S. Air Force Has Deployed One Of Its EC-130H Compass Call Electronic Warfare Aircraft To South Korea

One of the few EC-130H Compass Call aircraft, capable to find and hit the enemy forces with denial of service (and possibly cyber) attacks on their …

Military

China’s J-20 fighter aircraft takes part in its first combat exercise, says report | Jane's 360

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force’s (PLAAF’s) J-20 ‘fifth-generation’ multirole fighter has taken part in its first combat drills, according to …

Military

UAE claims Qatar fighter jet intercepts commercial flight

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The United Arab Emirates has claimed that a Qatari fighter jet intercepted one of its commercial airliners in international airspace on the way to Bahrain. Doha declined to immediately comment, as did the UAE's two major airlines.<p>The claim came in a report on the …

World News

7 dead in Colombia military helicopter crash

Seven people have been confirmed dead in a military helicopter crash in northern Colombia.<p>Officials say the helicopter was carrying 10 people when it …

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