Aeronautics

U.S. Air Force deploys WC-135 nuclear sniffer aircraft to UK after spike of radioactive Iodine levels detected in Europe

The USAF WC-135C Constant Phoenix might be investigating a spike in radioactive levels in Norway. Someone speculates the release of this radionuclide …

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America's F-22 Just Deployed to Australia

The U.S. Air Force has deployed a squadron of Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor stealth fighters to Australia. The goal of the 12-aircraft deployment is …

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Trump claims Abe expressed thanks for F-35 fighter jet cost reduction

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe personally thanked him for negotiating with …

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AF Chief Scientist: F-35s to Control Drones

The Air Force Chief Scientist said F-35 pilots will be able to control a small group of drones flying nearby from the aircraft cockpit in the air, …

Fighter Aircraft

Air Force Upgrades War-Tested C-130

<b>C-130 Modernization</b><p>The Air Force is progressing with a massive technological overhaul of its warzone-tested C-130 aircraft, giving the platform new …

Fighter Aircraft

Joint Strike Fighter head defends $17bn purchase despite software delays

The Australian head of the Joint Strike Fighter program says he is confident the next delivery of the cutting-edge combat aircraft to the RAAF is on …

Fighter Aircraft

Check out this cool new video of the Russia’s supermaneuverable Sukhoi Su-35S doing some impressive (and probably worthless) stunts

Let’s have a look at the Su-35s 4++ generation jet through a really interesting footage.<p>The Su-35S “Flanker E” is the 4++ generation variant of the …

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Air Force F-15 Upgrade vs. Chinese J-10

The Air Force is reving up electronic warfare upgrades for its F-15 fighter as a way to better protect against enemy fire and electronic attacks, …

Fighter Aircraft

The Chinese Air Force is about to get a swarm of fighter jets for training pilots

China is investing in the supporting elements of modern air power.<p>One of the largest aerospace contracts in the world right now is T-X program, an effort to replace all of the United States' T-38 trainer jets—a.k.a. the aircraft used to train fighter pilots. When counting the potential buys on the …

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Bringing the Soviet Union’s ‘flying tank’ back to life

The Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik was an armoured ground attack aircraft designed to destroy tanks from tree-top height. Now, a rare surviving example of this Soviet aircraft is being restored in Arizona.<p>When Nazi forces reached Leningrad in the summer of 1941, rather than risk the lives of thousands of …

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Time Is Running Out for the Fulcrum Fighter Jet

Russia is desperate to sell MiG-35s to India<p>by DAVE MAJUMDAR<p>Russia intends to bid the new Mikoyan MiG-35 Fulcrum-F and potentially another version of …

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Australia Lauds F-35 Capabilities

Within days, Australians will get to see the first of the RAAF’s new Joint Strike Fighters—just months after the jet’s noisiest critics told an …

Fighter Aircraft

Trump Eyes 'Big Order' of New F/A-18XT Super Hornets

President Donald Trump on Friday announced he’s considering a “big order” of advanced Super Hornet fighter jets designated F/A-18XT and made by …

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Evgeni Malkin, AKA Stealth Bomber

Evgeni Malkin has four points over his last two games, giving him 58 points on the season. He’s now eight points behind Connor McDavid for the league …

Stealth Aircraft

Russia's PAK-FA Entering Service in 2018

Russia’s Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA fifth-generation stealth fighter may enter service in 2018, but the Kremlin is not in a particular hurry to buy the …

Fighter Aircraft

Reliance Defence seeks more alliances for a bigger pie in security sector

<b>Mumbai:</b> Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence Ltd, which has been making headlines with spate of agreements and contracts in the defence sector, is hungry …

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Russia releases video of its powerful Su-35 fighter, which could be a worthy adversary for US jets

Russia recently released footage of the Su-35S, an upgraded version of the Su-27 that boasts super maneuverability, advanced weapons, and radars custom made to hunt down US stealth aircraft.<p>The footage shows the Su-35S fully laden with advanced missiles taking off from the runway and performing …

Stealth Aircraft

Trump hints at 'big order' of F/A-18 Super Hornets instead of some F-35s

President Trump on Friday said that the U.S. is looking into a “big order” of Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornets that may have stealth capabilities.<p>Trump made the comments during a tour of a Boeing plant in South Carolina. The message appeared to be also directed at Lockheed Martin, the maker of the …

Fighter Aircraft

Trump's F-35 Calls Came With a Surprise: Rival CEO Was Listening - Bloomberg

Days before taking office, President-elect Donald Trump made two surprise calls to the Air Force general managing the Pentagon’s largest weapons …

Fighter Aircraft

Why Did Trump Have Boeing On A Military Call About The F-35 Fighter Jet?

Has there been a weapons system more argued over than the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter? The ridiculously advanced fighter jet, developed by Lockheed Martin, has been in the works for a decade, and has spent more time as a political football than it has in the air. Trump has been an enthusiastic critic …

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Lockheed F-35 jet cost could drop 16 percent - Pentagon official

| WASHINGTON<p>The cost of Lockheed Martin Corp's stealthy F-35 jet could fall 16 percent to around $80 million in future purchases, according to the Department of Defense's head of the program.<p>In February, the Pentagon agreed to a deal for the tenth batch of the fighter aircraft at below $95 million …

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Kazakh military helicopter stops to ask for directions

A lorry driver in Kazakhstan has captured the moment when a military helicopter landed on a highway, in order to ask for directions.<p>According to the Kazakh Ministry of Defence the crew were taking part in an exercise, ironically working on visual orientation, when they got lost.<p>The pilot is seen …

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​US Air Force must retrofit 108 F-35As

The US Air Force’s number of F-35As in need of hardware or software retrofits has grown to 108 aircraft, and the service could deliver more fighters …

Fighter Aircraft

As Trump vows to stop flow of jobs overseas, U.S. plans to make fighter jets in India

As a new American president bent on retaining American jobs prepares to take office, the Obama administration and the U.S. defense industry are …

Fighter Aircraft

Boko Haram shoots at military helicopter, wounds airman

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram Islamic extremists fired repeatedly at a military helicopter on a humanitarian mission in northeast Nigeria and wounded one airman, the Nigerian Air Force said Thursday.<p>A fighter jet and helicopter gunship were immediately scrambled and retaliated, killing …

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Pilot who buzzed De Beque Canyon in fighter jet, snapping power lines, gets sued in federal court

The pilot and passenger of a military-style fighter jet that buzzed along De Beque Canyon and snapped a number of power lines in May 2015 are being …

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Probe of fatal F-16 crash finds no pilot fault, but couldn’t control ‘asymmetric landing’

An investigation into an F-16 crash last year in which the pilot was killed revealed Thursday that the cause of the accident was, as suspected, an …

Aviation

Watch This IndyCar Driver Pull Fighter Jet G-Forces

​Graham Rahal attacked the laws of physics at Phoenix International Raceway, and the results are nauseating<p>What’s so difficult about turning left? IndyCar driver Graham Rahal is here to show us, with this stomach-churning clip from the cockpit of his 220 mile-per-hour race car. The 28-year-old, 24 …

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Lockheed's F-35 could cost $80M?

The price of Lockheed Martin's (LMT -0.2%) F-35 fighter jet could shrink to $80M in future purchases, according to Lieutenant General Chris Bogdan, …

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Military Aircraft Delivers Obama Belongings to Chicago

A military C-5 aircraft arrived in Chicago Thursday morning, bringing with it a shipment of former President Barack Obama’s belongings.<p>A source …

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