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B-2 a Stealth bomber crashes on Guam

HAGATNA, Guam – A B-2 stealth bomber crashed Saturday at an air base on Guam, but both pilots ejected safely and were in good condition, the Air Force said.p class=”textBodyBlack”span id=”byLine”/spanIt was the first crash of a B-2 bomber, said Capt. Sheila Johnston, a spokeswoman for Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia./pp class=”textBodyBlack”span id=”byLine”/spanThick, black smoke ...

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Two F-15s collide in midair near Florida coast

p class=”first”Two U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter planes collided in midair on Wednesday over the Gulf of Mexico near Panama City, Florida, during a training mission, officials said./ppThe U.S. Coast Guard recovered one pilot and a second was reported missing after the one-seat F-15C Eagles crashed at 4:21 p.m. EST (2121 GMT) about 50 miles (80 km) south of Tyndall ...

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Boeing Plans Sixth Generation Fighter With Block 3 Super Hornet

Boeing is touting an even newer version of its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet that, paired with an advanced sixth-generation fighter in the works at the company, would give customers what Boeing deems a better package of capabilities than Lockheed Martin’s combination of the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.br /br /The idea is that customers could buy 4.5 generation Super ...

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Air superiority fighters vs Multirole fighters

Air superiority fighters: An air superiority fighter is a type of fighter aircraft intended to enter and seize control of enemy airspace. Air superiority fighters have long range and have BVR (Beyond Visual Range) capabilities. They generally take more scramble time(i.e they generally take more time to be mission ready). The maintainable cost is also high. Air superiority fighters are ...

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Japan cuts back funds for ATD-X steath demonstrator

Japan’s plans to build a stealth fighter demonstrator have been set back after funding for the project was cut in the fiscal year 2008 defence budget. The Mitsubishi ATD-X project has been allocated ¥7 billion ($66 million) of the ¥49.9 billion requested by the Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI).br /br /The plan to build and fly a small stealth ...

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USAF Proposes to Spend $143.9B in 2009

div class=”story-para”Of the $515.4 billion the Bush administration is requesting for its final budget go-around, the U.S. Air Force expects to get a total of $143.9 billion in 2009, including $11.9 billion for space programs./div div class=”story-para”That’s up 6.9 percent from the $134.6 billion that Congress granted the air service for the current fiscal year, an increase Air Force officials ...

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India seeks bidders for new chopper deal

span class=”BTX” A month after scrapping a 600-million-dollar deal to buy nearly 200 helicopters, India is now seeking bidders for an even bigger contract worth almost one billion dollars, officials said on Tuesday.p New Delhi earlier this month contacted four aviation firms in France, Italy, Russia and the United States, asking about their ability to supply 312 helicopters for the ...

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India-Israel Defense Links Raise Political Conflict

div class=”story-para”NEW DELHI — India-Israeli defense ties are threatening to blow up into a major political controversy here as the parties on the political left, whose support the government needs to remain in power, have severely criticized the Jan. 21 launch of an Israeli spy satellite from Indian territory./div div class=”story-para”The left parties want the Indian government to describe the ...

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IAF Dogfights Part 2

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IAF Dogfights Part 1

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