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US lead coalition target ISIL power centers in Syria

Busy day in Syria - US Air Force stealth fighters, bombers and drones, along with Navy Super Hornets and cruise missiles pound the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in East Syria; Israel shoot down a Syrian Su-24 that penetrates its airspace over the Golan Heights; Syrian launch air strikes target at rebels in the northwest Syria and in Damascus suburbs

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...

Reconnaissance Aircraft Monitor Flooded Areas over Southern England

Stormy weather and unprecedented rainfall over the UK is causing floods throughout southern England, some areas have been flooded for several weeks. As 14...

Elbit Systems Unveils Light, Compact Combat Suit for the Warfighter

Reducing the size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements of wearable electronics means a lot for the dismounted warfighter – both leaders and riflemen. Elbit...

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.

Operational F-22 Raptor Drops GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs for First Time

US Air Force F-22 Raptors performed the first operational deployment of GBU-39 air/ground weapon dropping Small Diameter Bombs (SDB) during exercise Combat Hammer.

First Raptor Supersonic AIM-9X Launch

This test firing was part of the flight testing and integration of the AIM-9X on the Raptor, expected to run through 30 August 2013.

F-22 Raptors Arrive in Okinawa

The first contingent of United States Air Force (USAF) F-22 Raptor stealth fighters arrived at Kadena Air Force Base located on Japan’s southernmost island of Okinawa on 28 July.

Raptors to Deploy to Japan – Despite Oxygen Issues

The US Air Force says its scientists have identified the root cause of the hypoxia-like events occured in its F-22A Raptor stealth fighters and linked the issue with the supply of oxygen delivered to pilots, not the quality of oxygen they were breathing. Two changes are being implemented to correct the oxygen supply issue - removing a diagnostic filter to increasing the air flow, and foregoing with the high altitude pressure suite, suspected to cause some of the problems.

Raptor Pilots Talk in Public about Hypoxia Effects

Hypoxia (oxygen depravation) conditions often affecting pilots during and after flying in F-22s remain unsolved even after comprehensive investigation launched after the 2011 loss of an Alaska based pilot. While the F-22 returned to operational flying, at least 11 new cases were reported since the Raptors resumed their flights, CBS 60 Minutes reported.

With the Last F-22A Delivered, the Raptor’s Modernization is Only Beginning

While the last of 195th F-22 Raptors was delivered to the U.S. Air Force, at its home base in Alaska, other Raptors are being Upgraded to Assume Precision Strike Missions

Beyond Visual Range – Stealth Fighters in Asia

Unlike the US requirements for all-aspect stealth for its future combat aircraft, other countries have other requirements and may opt for different stealth fighters mean different technological approaches for their future fighter planes. The article examines what India could be looking for in its future stealth planes.

Raptors are Cleared to Resume Flight Operations

The U.S. Air Force plans to resume flight operations of its 170 F-22A Raptor fleet after four months stand down following safety concerns associated with the aircraft life support system. The entire Raptor fleet will undergo an extensive inspection of the life support systems before returning to flight, with follow-on daily inspections.

Lockheed Martin Gets $726.6 Million to Keep the Raptor’s Flying

Lockheed Martin Corp. has received a $726.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for the sustainment of the F-22 Raptor fleet. This modification is for...

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