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Boeing Introduces its Brand New Candidate for the USAF T-X Trainer

The Boeing company unveiled today the new jet trainer aircraft it has developed with Saab AB [Stockholm: SAABB]. The companies plan to offer the aircraft for the U.S. Air Forces' future trainer aircraft, under the T-X program planned for 2017. The aircraft has one engine, twin tails, stadium seating and an advanced cockpit with embedded training.

US Air Force F-35A – On Track for Operational Capability

The F-35A is on track to be declared Initially Operationally Capable (IOC) between August and December this year. In IOC configuration, the aircraft will be able to penetrate areas with developed air defenses, provide close air support to ground troops and be readily deployable to conflict theaters.

B-21 is the Designation of the USAF New Stealth Bomber

After years of intense speculation, the Air Force finally revealed a first image of its long-awaited new bomber, formerly known as the Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-Band) and gave it an official designation - B-21.

Lockheed Martin To Offer Korean ‘Golden Eagle’ for USAF Advanced Future...

Lockheed Martin announced today that it will offer the T-50A in the U.S. Air Force's T-X Advanced Pilot Training (APT). The T-50A is the US designation reserved for the Korean T-50 Golden Eagle. The US Air Force plans to acquire 350 advanced trainers, to replace the +50 year old T-38 Talon in service.

F-35 cost reduction reflects majority of defense savings for 2014

The biggest saving reported in 2014 was in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and F-135 engine program, together, these procurement programs decreased $7.4 billion in the cost of Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E), procurement and infrastructure spending over the 32 production years (from $398.5 bn to $391.1 bn). The current average F-35A price is $108 million (with engine), $4 million lower than lot 7 prices.

USAF to complete upgrading the F-22 oxygen system in 12 months

Following a lengthy investigation into the cause of numerous incidents causing F-22 Raptor pilots to suffer from hypoxia-like symptoms, the U.S. Air Force is...

Future Bombers has Legacy to Uphold

With a proven history of success, today's bomber fleet has a reputation for excellence. It is, however, an aging fleet in need of a...

Blue Flag 2013 Multinational Air Combat Exercise held in Israel

The Israel Air & Space Force (IAF) is conducting a first of its kind multinational exercise at the southern training base of Ouvda this...

First Flight of the Orion Mega MALE Drone

Aurora Flight Sciences Orion UAS has made its first flight last month, on August 24, 2013 the Orion took off from an unnamed airfield...

USAF B-1B Crashes in Montana

A B-1B Lancer strategic bomber has crashed Monday (August 19, 2013) in a remote area near Broadus, Montana, during a routine training flight. The...

F-35 PEO: “any foreign partner pooling out will have an effect...

Lt. General Christopher C. Bogdan, the Program Executive Officer outlined the achievements and hurdles of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) in his testimony in front of the Senate Armed Services committee. While the program is now in a better shape, obstacles still remain, in software integration, affordability and future operating & support.

F-22 Raptor Resume Airspace Control Alert Missions After Restrictions Are Lifted

The U.S. Air Force announced the F-22 Raptor has resumed normal flight operations after modifications to aircrew life-support equipment were completed across the fleet. F-22 crews have also resumed their aerospace control alert mission in Alaska after the Automatic Back-up Oxygen System was installed in their aircraft.

F-35 Lightning II Resume Flying – ‘Blade Crack Caused By Stressful...

F-35 Flight will resume soon, following the decision of the US Air Force to end the precautionary grounding of the entire fleet of 51 Joint Strike Fighters, after the discovery of a cracked engine blade in one of the stealth jets.

USAF Determined on Super-Tucano for Afghanistan Even at Higher Cost

US based Sierra Nevada Corp. and Brazilian Embraer will deliver 20 A-29 Super Tucano turboprop powered light air support aircraft to the Afghan Afghan Air Force, under a contract worth US$427 million awarded yesterday by the USAF.
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