Aeronautics

Lockheed Martin rolls out tech that could save millions for the F-35 — but it's 5 months late

Lockheed Martin Corp will announce on Wednesday that the U.S. Air Force and Navy have approved installation of the newest version of the F-35 fighter jet's computer-based logistics system incorporating engine data for the first time, people familiar with the program said.<p>Lockheed's Autonomic …

Stealth Aircraft

Taiwan's Pursuit of F-35 Tests Trump's Early Rapport With Xi - Bloomberg

Taiwan’s push to include F-35 fighter jets in its first arms deal with President Donald Trump could pose the next challenge to the diplomatic detente …

China

Stealth Bomber maker admits hackers stole workers’ W-2 tax forms

US military contractor Northrop Grumman has admitted that hackers managed to infiltrate its systems, and gained access to sensitive employee …

Stealth Aircraft

Best Carriers Fighters Subs Bombers all Time

Robert Farley [2]<p>In today's world, where everyday it seems a new piece of military technology is poised to take over the battlefield and make …

Military Aircraft

Taiwan's Push for F-35's Could Pose Diplomatic Challenge

Taiwan's push to include F-35 fighter jets in its first arms deal with President Donald Trump could pose the next challenge to the diplomatic detente …

Military Aircraft

Airbus earnings halve in Q1 as production problems bite

Earnings at Airbus more than halved during the first three months of the year and came in below expectations as the European aerospace group’s newest …

Military Aircraft

Will the F-35 Be the Next Thunderbirds Jet? Never Say Never

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Florida — The F-16 Fighting Falcon has been the mainstay of the Air Force Thunderbirds for decades.<p>But those who have flown …

Military Aircraft

Air Force F-35s deployed to Russia's doorstep in Estonia

Two U.S. F-35A aircraft arrived on Russia’s doorstep in Estonia on Tuesday amid heightened tensions between Russia and the U.S.<p>The F-35As, and approximately 20 supporting airmen, are participating in a training deployment to Europe, according to the Air Force. The deployment had been planned in …

Military

Middle East Deals Hit Lockheed -- WSJ

Defense contractor books charges on two projects but boosts sales outlook<p>Lockheed Martin Corp. said Tuesday it booked almost $200 million in charges on two Middle East contracts in a move that highlights the potential pitfalls of the more profitable overseas deals that have been driving growth for …

Military Aircraft

Boeing beats on earnings, misses on revenue

(Reuters) - Boeing Co on Wednesday reported a 19 percent rise in first-quarter profit despite declining revenue, and it notched up its forecast for full-year earnings.<p>The world's biggest plane maker said it had earned $1.45 billion, or $2.34 per share, compared with $1.22 billion, or $1.83 per …

Military Aircraft

An Airline Pilot Captured This Beautiful Timelapse Footage of the Milky Way

As a passenger on an airplane, it’s not easy to shoot footage from your plane’s tiny window. But when you’re the pilot, with a large window to watch …

Videography

Boeing revenues come in light

Core operating earnings of $1.71B, or $2.01 per share vs. $1.69B, or $1.74 per share in the same quarter a year ago.<p>Revenue by segment: Commercial …

Military Aircraft

Pointing lasers at aircraft? Prison, $10K fine possible under bill

LANSING — Pointing a laser or other type of directed energy device at an airplane would become a felony under a bill that received unanimous passage …

Military Aircraft

Lockheed Martin profits take fall, despite sales increase

<b>Unexpected losses related to international business dragged down first-quarter profits at US defence giant Lockheed Martin.</b><p>In spite of a sales uptick, the firm on Tuesday said net earnings fell 15% to $763m (£595m) from $898m in the same period last year.<p>The firm also lowered its profit guidelines …

Military Aircraft

My Struggle To Tame The Mighty F-14A Tomcat

A Tomcat Pilot's Early Struggles to Tame the Mighty F-14<p>The F-14 proved to be a handful for many pilots, but for fighter pilot-in-training Paul …

Fighter Aircraft

Everything You Need to Know About Ejecting From a Fighter Jet

You want to avoid it at all costs. But when there is no other option, it can save your life.<p>The last thing a fighter pilot wants to do is eject, and it's not just because they're abandoning the ship to a fiery demise. The turbulent process of ejecting puts pilots at serious risk of injury. Once …

Military Aircraft

Trump claims he saved millions on the F-35s, but repairs could cost billions

In an interview with the Associated Press last Friday on the cusp of his first 100 days, President Trump did a lot of chest thumping about how much he saved the government on production of the F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter.<p>But according to the website <i>Politifact</i>, most of …

Stealth Aircraft

U.S. F-35A stealth fighters to move to Estonia tomorrow. Meanwhile, the British Typhoons have arrived in Romania.

Some of the F-35A Lightning II aircraft currently at RAF Lakenheath will forward deploy to Estonia tomorrow. Meanwhile, the first RAF Typhoons have …

Fighter Aircraft

Finland to issue HX fighter RFPs in 2018 | IHS Jane's 360

Finland is to issue requests for proposals (RFPs) to the governments of five aircraft manufacturers as it looks to replace its current fleet of …

Stealth Aircraft

Lockheed F-35's Cost Seen Rising By $1 Billion For Extra Testing

Flight testing of Lockheed Martin's F-35, the Pentagon's costliest program, will take about a year to complete and require at least $1 billion more …

Aerospace

The USAF's F-35s in Estonia Are a Message to Russia and Critics

Sending two F-35s to the region doesn't hold much military significance, but that's not the point.<p>USAF<p>The U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Joint Strike Fighter …

Military Aircraft

Government shutdown could impact defense industry

A federal government shutdown could result in major furloughs at the DoD and even disrupt the production of weapon systems, according to …

Fighter Aircraft

GAO Warns F-35 Will See $1.7B Overrun, One-Year Slip

REGISTER FOR FREE ACCESS (Valid Email Required)<p>Register now for free access to "GAO Warns F-35 Will See $1.7B Overrun, One-Year Slip " and other …

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Japan's Prime Minister Abe Thanked Trump for Saving Money On the F-35

Trump criticized the F-35 program in December, proclaiming on Twitter that the U.S. would open competition between the F-35, made by Lockheed Martin, …

Military Aircraft

GAO warns of one-year, $1.7 billion delay for F-35

Development testing of the Lockheed Martin F-35 could be delayed by 12 months and cost another $1.7 billion, the US Government Accountability Office …

Military Aircraft

US F-35 stealth fighters arrive in Estonia for NATO drills

Two U.S. F-35 fighter jets arrived on Tuesday in NATO member Estonia to take part in the military alliance's drills as the aircraft saw their first …

Military Aircraft

Kitty Hawk Flyer, A Personal Electric Aircraft That’s Easy to Fly and Doesn’t Require a Pilot’s License

The team at Kitty Hawk has created the Kitty Hawk Flyer, a personal electric aircraft that’s easy to fly and does not require a pilot’s license. …

Drones

The Next-Gen Sikorsky S-79 Raider Is The Military Helicopter Of The Future

The helicopter pioneers at Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky division say they have the chopper of the future ready to report for duty. The S-79 Raider …

Military Aircraft

United plane lands after engine-overheat warning

United Airlines says a flight from Costa Rica to Houston was cut short by an engine-overheating warning.<p>Airline spokeswoman Erin Benson says the …

Aviation

Comac Authorized For C919 Flight

BEIJING—Comac has completed taxi testing of the first C919 narrowbody airliner prototype, and received authorization from Civil Aviation …

Aerospace