Fighter Aircraft

WATCH: Three more F-35 fighter jets touch down in Israel

Three more F-35 stealth fighter jets touched down at the Nevatim Air Force base in southern Israel on Sunday, joining the two that arrived late last …

Israel

Lockheed Martin Green-Lighted to Produce New Helicopter for the Marines

Two years ago, <b>Lockheed Martin</b> (NYSE: LMT) agreed to lay out $9 billion to buy Sikorsky Aircraft from its then-owner <b>United Technologies</b> (NYSE: UTX). The deal's price tag may have sounded steep at the time -- but it's continuing to pay off for Lockheed Martin.<p>Case in point? For yearsprior to its sale …

Investing

Forget the Mother of All Bombs: 3 Defense Stocks to Own No Matter What Happens Abroad

First came the Tomahawks -- 59 of them, launched at a military airfield in Syria. Then came the bombing of an ISIS cave fortress in Afghanistan. With every passing week, it seems, Americans get another introduction to the weapons that make up the arsenal of democracy. (Next week, it could be …

Investing

How Formidable Is North Korea's Air Force?

The Korean People's Army Air Force is perhaps the least threatening branch of Pyongyang’s military forces.<p>However, while technologically backwards …

North Korea

At 75, A World War II Legend Gets A Full Makeover

A legendary airplane that helped America win World War II is being reborn at age 75. The B-17 bomber "Memphis Belle" flew 25 missions against Nazi Germany and then came home to help sell war bonds and raise spirits.<p>In recent years, the Belle has been undergoing a patient and precise restoration at …

Military History

When Russian Bombers Probed, U.S. Air Defenses Took No Chances

For two days in a row starting on April 17, 2017, Russian air force Tu-95 Bear bombers flew near Alaska’s air space.<p>On April 17, the U.S. Air Force …

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British F-35B to Carry Meteor Missiles from 2024

The United Kingdom is preparing its F-35 Lightning II to carry and operate the Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) as its …

Military Aircraft

USAF plans to keep F-16 till 2048, advantage Lockheed in India?

SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG Department of Defense under Trump administration have decided to drop plans of retiring F-16 Fighting …

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Congress Seeks New Detail on Chinese Weapons

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is requesting expert proposals to provide a one-time unclassified report on China’s …

Military

Russian planes patrol U.S. West coast

There are reports of Russian bomber patrols along the West coast each of the past four nights, but this is not exactly the case. One was a maritime …

Cold War

The Air Force Is Preparing To Test A Laser Cannon On Its ‘Ultimate Battle Plane’

Ever since the Air Force announced the development of the AC-130J Ghostrider to replace older generations of Lockheed Martin’s reliable fixed-wing …

Military

F/A-18 Super Hornet: The U.S. Military's Next Navy-Killer?

With a range of at least 200 nautical miles, LRASM is designed to use next-generation guidance technology to help track and eliminate targets such as …

Military

Transitioning to the F-35: The Aussies and the F-35 Global Enterprise

2017-04-21 By Robbin LairdDuring my recent visit to Australia, I had a chance to talk with Wing Commander Steven Bradley, Deputy Director Air Combat …

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The Mysterious Case Of The F-117 Nighthawk's Flip-Down Radar Locators

The F-117 had extendable antenna farms that could detect and possibly locate enemy radar emitters—or did it?<p>Jimwmurphy/Wikicommons<p>Tyler RogowayView …

Aerospace

Lockheed Debuts New S-97 Raider Light Tactical Helicopter Video in Marketing Push

Proposed Helicopter Would Replace MH-6/AH-6 Little Bird if Adopted.<p>Lockheed Martin has released a new promotional video showing the S-97 Raider light …

Helicopters

F-35: The next step in air superiority

CLOSE<p>Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>Col. Randal Efferson, commander of the 187th explains why they are in the top 5 to get the new F-35 jet.<p>Col. Randal Efferson …

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Russian planes detected off Alaska 4 times this week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says Russian military aircraft have approached the coast of Alaska four times this week, and U.S. fighter jets intercepted them twice.<p>The military says the latest incident happened late Thursday, and that F-22 Raptor aircraft and Canadian CF-18 Hornet fighters …

Cold War

Playing Moneyball: The Scouting Report on Light Attack Aircraft

As Major League Baseball begins another season, I am once again reminded that the Air Force could learn a lot from the $36 billion industry that is …

Military

Pence makes everyone on Air Force Two watch the 'greatest sports movie ever made'

by Alex Pappas |<p>Vice President Mike Pence made everyone aboard Air Force Two watch "Hoosiers," the "greatest sports movie ever made" during their …

Military Aircraft

Northrop War-Planning Network Halted by U.S. Over Lack of Funds - Bloomberg

The U.S. Air Force ordered Northrop Grumman Corp. to stop work on developing an upgraded war-planning network for air operations after Congress …

Military Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force Has a Plan for 'Super' B-52 Bombers

The Air Force is already upgrading the historic, 1960s-era bomber with new radios, avionics and weapons capability.<i>Two distinct, yet interwoven B-52</i> …

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U.S. sends nuclear sniffer plane to Korea: source

SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. Air Force dispatched a nuclear sniffer aircraft Thursday to the east of the Korean Peninsula amid the …

North Korea

Iran's 'stealth' fighter is a total joke

From Business Insider<p>Iran recently released footage of what it claims is a fifth-generation stealth fighter jet called the Qaher F-313 rolling around …

Military Aircraft

Pilot error blamed for fatal California U2 spy plane crash

A mistake by a pilot on his first flight in a U2 spy plane forced him and an instructor to eject from the plane while on a training mission from a …

Aviation

F-35C targeting system guides weapon to moving target

<b>EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --</b><p>The F-35 Integrated Test Force recently performed another first-of-its-kind test when the aircraft released a …

Military

Air Force deserter on the run for more than 45 years gets 30 days in military jail

article<p>http://www.ajc.com/news/national/air-force-deserter-the-run-for-more-than-years-gets-days-military-jail/L7HwEi04FGFnpRwTi4mYEJ/<p>A 75-year-old …

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DSG Technology "Supercavitating" Underwater Ammo

When I tell you that the ammunition produced by DSG Technology has a range of 12-14 meters, you’ll probably cock your head and wonder if I’ve been …

Guns

F-35 Needs More Potent Adversary Services

Official Publication of the Navy League of the United States<p>Posted: April 18, 2017 4:11 PM<p>ARLINGTON, Va. — The F-35 Lightning II strike fighter is …

Military Aircraft

US S. Korea Team-Up Against N. Korea

The US and South Korean militaries are teaming up for a massive 11-day exercise featuring a large portion of their fighter aircraft fleet.<p>On Monday, …

Korean Peninsula

This Air Force jet landed itself after the pilot ejected

In early 1970, Air Force Maj. Gary Foust took off in his Convair F-106 Delta Dart — nicknamed “Cornfield Bomber” — for a flight exercise with two fellow pilots, Majs. Jim Lowe, and Tom Curtis .<p>Flying north of Boston, Foust was at about 40,000 feet with Curtis, serving as his opponent positioned at …

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