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LCA Tejas finally gets Radar!

India’s most ambitious military program to build an indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) reached a major milestone on 23rd April; Friday when it first test flew a radar onboard. The LSP-3 model of the aircraft carried a radar inside its nose for the first time. This comes more than 9 years after it first took to skies. The Hindustan Aeronautics ...

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Boeing and the Republic of Singapore Celebrate F-15SG’s Arrival in Singapore

Boeing and the Republic of Singapore Air Force on April 5 celebrated the arrival of the RSAF’s first five F-15SG aircraft at Paya Lebar Air Base, Singapore, where the aircraft were formally inducted into the F-15SG squadron. The F-15SGs returned to Singapore from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, following 10 months of rigorous air-to-air and air-to-ground testing and development ...

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F-35B STOVL-mode Flight

The first Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter passes overhead at 40 knots prior to a slow landing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River on Wednesday, March 10. The flight was one of the last missions before the aircraft’s first vertical landing, and confirmed the jet’s power and controllability at very low speeds. The aircraft’s short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) ...

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Boeing to Offer NewGen Tanker to US Air Force

Boeing on 4th march 2010 announced that it will offer the Boeing NewGen Tanker in the competition to supply the U.S. Air Force with a multi-mission aerial refueling aircraft that will meet all the warfighter’s mission requirements for the next several decades. Dennis Muilenburg, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, said the Boeing NewGen Tanker will satisfy ...

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Maiden flight of Su-PAKFA a Russian Stealth Fighter

Sukhoi on Friday achieved first flight of its PAK FA advanced tactical front-line fighter. The Russian made Sukhoi T-50, which India refers to as the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), is the Russian equivalent of the US built F-22 stealth fighter. India is a full partner in the project and the Indian version of the jet will feature several homegrown ...

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Boeing EA-18G Growler to Advance to Full Rate Production

EA-18G Growler was approved to advance into Full Rate Production (FRP) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) on Nov. 23. The St. Louis-based EA-18G program now can proceed from Low Rate Initial Production to FRP quantities of approximately 20 aircraft per year. “Full Rate Production for the EA-18G is critical, as it enables Boeing to quickly ramp up production ...

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Boeing demonstrated ability to destroy airscrafts with laser

The Boeing in May demonstrated the ability of mobile laser weapon systems to track and destroy small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). During the U.S. Air Force-sponsored tests at the Naval Air Warfare Center in China Lake, Calif., the Mobile Active Targeting Resource for Integrated eXperiments (MATRIX), which was developed by Boeing under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory, used ...

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First Flights for F-35A and F-35B

F-35A Lockheed Martin’s first optimized conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) F-35 Lightning II fighter made its inaugural flight on Saturday, Nov. 14, the fourth F-35 to begin flight operations. Piloted by Lockheed Martin test pilot David “Doc” Nelson, the F-35A, called AF-1, left Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth plant and flew to 20,000 feet and Mach 0.6. Nelson raised and lowered ...

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Eurofighter Typhoon at Dubai Airshow 2009

For the first time at the Dubai International Air Show a Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft took to the skies on day one of the five day long event. The show, which Eurofighter has a large presence at thanks to its large pavilion and full scale replica, kicked off yesterday with visits from the Royal Air Force’s Chief of Air Force Sir ...

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Flying Displays, new debuts and orders at Dubai Airshow

Amazing flying displays by F-22 stole the show. F-22 for the first time in Middle-east gave an opportunity for many in and around the middle-east to appriciate the machine. UAE government expressed interest in acquiring F-35 the cousin of F-22 by 2013. Other flying displays included Lockheed Martin’s F-16, Boeing F-15 Strike Eagle, Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter. Suprisingly there was ...

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