Aeronautics

Why Russia and China Still Fear the F-16 Fighting Falcon

The answers are obvious.The F-16 Fighting Falcon bears an unusual distinctions: it is one of the only top jet fighters in the world to also be cost …

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No, That Satellite Image Going Around Social Media Isn't Of China's New Stealth Bomber

China's new stealthy bomber could emerge at anytime, but this isn't it.<p>Google Earth<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler Rogoway's …

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French fighter jet 'tracks' Jet2 flight on route to Birmingham

<b>A passenger on board a plane flying from Spain to Birmingham has told of the "terrifying" moment holidaymakers realised their aircraft was being shadowed by a French fighter jet.</b><p>The Jet2 plane, travelling to the UK from Malaga, was joined in the skies by the jet for about 15 minutes on …

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Viewing a total solar eclipse from an airplane

On March 8-9, 2016, a total solar eclipse swept across the Pacific Ocean for more than 5 hours. About a year before the eclipse, Hayden Planetarium …

Astronomy

F-35 Is Newest Thorn In North Korea’s Side

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“Because I Was… Inverted!” Everything You Need To Know About The Photo Of An F-35C Firing An AIM-9X During Inverted Flight

Check Out These Cool Photos of the F-35C That Would Make Maverick and Goose and Jealous.<p>How many chances will the U.S. Navy’s F-35C have to launch a …

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Hedge funds hate these 10 stocks, Goldman says

One of the main ways hedge funds make money is betting against companies they believe are overvalued, so investors should be wary of stocks with high …

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Air Force Preps Light Attack Combat Test Analysis

Firing laser-guided rockets at enemy ground locations, dropping precision-guided bombs from thousands of feet up in the air and coordinating closely …

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Everything You Need to Know: Russia's Lethal Su-27 Fighter

An F-15 killer? <i>For such a remarkable aircraft, the Su-27 has seen relatively little combat. It has flown combat missions in several theaters across</i> …

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Walmart, Like Amazon, Wants to Launch Drones From Floating Warehouses

In a move resembling one made by Amazon.com ( AMZN) in 2016, Walmart Stores ( WMT) has applied to patent a blimp-like warehouse used for the delivery …

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This Front-Row Seat for the Total Eclipse Will Cost You $10,000 and a Lawn Chair

For the well-heeled looking for a last-minute plan to see next week’s solar eclipse, a U.S. private-jet operator is offering an option for $10,000 a …

Total Eclipse

The F-35 Is Going to the Pacific Theater to Oppose North Korea

One Marine squadron of F-35Bs is already there.<p>By the early 2020s, the United States and its allies in the Pacific plan to have more than 100 stealthy F-35 Joint Strike Fighters stationed near North Korea, according to <i>Aviation Week</i>. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, the "Green Knights," were the …

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McAndrew letter: F-35 noise

Who should we believe — a woman who has heard the F-35 jet many times — or a mayor and city council who have never heard an F-35? In her … Click to …

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Peeking into the Air Force's F-35 Training Course

1st Lt. Brett Burnside soared at Mach 1.4 -- 1,075 miles per hour -- supersonic in the dead of night over the desert, inverted over his wingman.<p>As a …

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Don’t Fear the Reaper: A Rare Look inside Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operations at Holloman Air Force Base

We Went Inside USAF MQ-9 Reaper Training and Operations at Holloman AFB.<p>We never heard it. Out of the corner of my eye in a cloudless, bright blue …

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Death Match: Russia's PAK-FA Stealth Fighter vs. America's Killer F-22 Raptor

Who would win? <i>So why has the PAK-FA order been so radically downsized? It’s because it’s proving extremely difficult to deliver on all the design</i> …

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This Is the Tech Special Operators Want for Their Light Attack Planes

Wishlist includes reprogrammable weapons, air-dropped loitering munitions, sensors with AI, and more.<p>USAF<p>The U.S. Air Force has released the first …

Military

British F-35 production hits 10% global milestone

<b>The 318th rear section for an F-35 Lightning II jet has rolled off the BAE Systems production line in Samlesbury, Lancashire meaning that 10% of the</b> …

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U.S Fighter Pilots Train In Romania Amid Tensions With Russia

An American fighter jet squadron is training with Romanian pilots as a way to show that the U.S. still has a presence in Europe as tension with Russia continue to grow.

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Navy's new £3bn carrier to arrive in home dock

The UK's new £3bn aircraft carrier is set to arrive at her home dock for the first time, following several rounds of sea trials.<p>HMS Queen Elizabeth …

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Netherlands, Australia selected to house F-35 parts

WASHINGTON — The Netherlands and Australia will serve as regional centers of F-35 equipment as part of the fifth-generation fighter’s global …

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The Crazy Story Of The Very First A-10 Pilot To Land A Badly-Damaged Warthog With No Canopy And With The Gear Up

Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing.<p>The A-10 is famous for being exceptionally tough and able to survive direct hits from …

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Israel Aerospace Q2 profit rises, order backlog hits new record

JERUSALEM, Aug 16 (Reuters) -<p>* State-run Israel Aerospace Industries ISRAI.UL on Wednesday reported second-quarter net profit of $21 million, up from …

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New Russian jet could be faster, launch missiles farther than U.S. F-22 fighter

The Russian air force will get the first batch of its much-anticipated, supersonic fighter jets next year, the Russian military says.<p>United Aircraft Corporation CEO Yuri Slyusar told the Russian news agency Tass that a pre-production batch of a dozen Su-57s will be made available to military pilots …

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France and Germany Have High Hopes for New Fighter Jet

Few things in the realm of defense are as enticing as the prospect of a new fighter aircraft. Now, Franco-German cooperation could not only yield a …

Fighter Aircraft

Sky-High Solar Eclipse? Here's What You Might See from an Airplane

No matter where you are in the contiguous United States on Aug. 21, if skies are clear, you'll see something that hasn't been glimpsed since 1918 — a …

Astronomy

Russia unveils new supersonic stealth fighter jets that can be INVISIBLE to enemies

Russia has unveiled its first fleet of supersonic stealth fighter jets which are so advanced that they appear INVISIBLE to enemies.<p>The Sukhoi-57 is …

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This is Russia's answer to the F-15E Strike Eagle

Russia announced it's newest variant of the Sukhoi Su-30SM — the Su30SM1 — last month, which reportedly has enhanced weapons and electrical systems.<p>Nevertheless, the Su-30SM1 has yet to be mass produced, and there's reportedly only one of them at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant where they're being made, …

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Watch an F-35 launch off a ramp in preparation for operations on the UK's new aircraft carrier

As the UK's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth nears full combat readiness, pilots are testing out the F-35B for takeoff from the carrier's "ski-jump" platform.<p>With its massive lift fan, the US Marine Corps' F-35B can takeoff from a flat-deck carrier in a short distance and land vertically, …

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The F-35—Not the Super Fighter We Were Promised

The Pentagon has bet the farm on an airplane championed as a “super fighter” that can do everything for everybody. The F-35 is intended to replace …

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