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Lock-on and fire Eurofighter Typhoon Pilots get new helmet

It looks like something out of Star Wars, it performs like something out of Star Trek– and for the fast-jet fighter pilots of the future – it could just make the difference between life and death. Welcome to the Eurofighter Typhoon’s latest weapon – not something slung under the wing – but a system with ‘brains’ that sits on the ...

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Chengdu J-20 China’s first stealth fighter takes to the skies

The latest buzz on Internet is that the China’s Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group is preparing to test its first stealth aircraft known to world as the J-XX and now official J-20. According to enthusiasts living nearby, the aircraft has already done taxi run and top level officials are coming to the facility to witness the first flight. This comes as ...

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Indian Air Force Receives First Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules

Lockheed Martin delivered the first of six C-130Js for the Indian Air Force at ceremonies here today. The new fleet was ordered under a $1.2 billion U.S. Foreign Military Sale (India’s first) in late 2008. “There are few mottos that impart such passion as that of the Indian Air Force, which is Touch the Sky With Glory,” said Lorraine Martin, ...

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Lockheed Martin Successfully Tests First GMLRS+ Rocket

Lockheed Martin successfully launched a Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Plus (GMLRS+) rocket recently in a test at White Sands Missile Range, NM. The GMLRS+ rocket, which is equipped with a Semi-Active Laser (SAL) seeker, was fired from the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher. The rocket flew approximately 40 kilometers downrange, acquired the laser designated target and diverted ...

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More C-130Js For India

India?s next three C-130Js have now reached the final production positions at the Lockheed Martin Marietta facility. These aircraft will join the previous three, which are already in flight test prior to deliveries that will begin later this month. The first C-130J for India will be formally delivered on Dec. 16 at a ceremony in Marietta. Two will be flown ...

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Raytheon Flies New Advanced Combat Radar On F-16

Active electronically scanned arrays (AESAs) have added a new dimension to the demanding fighter aircraft environment, and Raytheon is at the forefront of the radar revolution. The New Advanced Raytheon’s Combat Radar, has successfully completed a series of flight trials on a U.S. Air Force F-16 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.It is the latest Active Electronically Scanned Array radar ...

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X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle lands at Vandenberg AFB

The U.S. Air Force’s first unmanned re-entry spacecraft landed here Dec. 3 at 1:16 a.m. The X-37B, named Orbital Test Vehicle 1, which launched April 22 from Cape Canaveral, Fla., conducted on-orbit experiments for more than 220 days during its maiden voyage. It fired its orbital maneuver engine in low-earth orbit to perform an autonomous reentry before landing. The X-37B ...

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Final Harrier jet launch from HMS Ark Royal

HMS Ark Royal, the United Kingdom’s Flagship, facilitated the last ever launch of the iconic Harrier GR9 aircraft from her decks at 0900 on 24 November 2010, approximately 40 nautical miles off the coast of Newcastle. Joint Force Harrier, based at RAF Cottesmore, will decommission as part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). HMS Ark Royal will also ...

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UK Government underlines strong support for the Eurofighter Typhoon Campaign in India

UK’s Secretary of State for Defence Dr. Liam Fox visited the Eurofighter Typhoon Office in New Delhi today and met high-level company officials. Bernhard Gerwert, CEO of Cassidian Air Systems and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eurofighter GmbH, briefed Dr. Liam Fox on the current status of the Eurofighter Typhoon campaign to win India’s tender for 126 Medium Multi-Role ...

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Missing F-22 pilot update

Air Force officials here announced that search and rescue teams have found conclusive evidence the pilot of the F-22 Raptor missing since the night of Nov. 16 did not survive the crash. Capt. Jeffrey Haney, assigned to the 3rd Wing’s 525th Fighter Squadron, has been missing since the crash, however, a thorough search and rescue operation continued until today. Captain ...

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