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Japan’s New Jet Fighter To Replace The Mitsubishi F-2

Japan’s New Jet Fighter To Replace The Mitsubishi F-2

The new-generation fighter jet is set to challenge China’s J-20 aircraft fighter and will replace the Mitsubishi F-2 fighter jet (based on the American F-16 Fighting Falcon) currently in service with the Japanese Air Force. The unnamed stealth fighter is slated to enter series production by 2031 and is said to be stealthy and interoperable with the US military. The ...

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5 Most Advanced Fighter Jets of 2020

5 Most Advanced Fighter Jets of 2020

Air Forces are currently developing their most advanced 5th generation fighter jets, with manufacturers around the world shaping the future of combat aircraft. The emergence of global powers and increased territorial disputes are pushing defence forces to reconsider strategies where aerial dominance becomes a priority for victory. Manufacturers like Lockheed Martin, Mikoyan, Dassault, Airbus, BAE Systems and China’s Chengdu Aerospace ...

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Why did the United States stop F-22 production? Could Lockheed Martin Restart the production line?

Why did the United States stop F-22 production? Could Lockheed Martin Restart the production line?

Lockheed Martin’s F-22 raptor has proven to be a formidable warplane with its unique combination of stealth, speed, maneuverability, altitude and sensors. It’s simply the best air superiority fighter the United States has ever produced. But the U.S. Air Force is facing a real dilemma : not having enough dedicated air superiority fighters while Russia and China beef up their ...

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Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor Specification & Technical Data

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor Specification & Technical Data

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation super maneuverable fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. It was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but has additional capabilities that include ground attack, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence roles. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is the prime contractor and is responsible for the majority of the airframe, weapon systems and ...

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Guizhou Soar Eagle

The Guizhou Soar Eagle, popularly known as ‘Soar Dragon’, is a Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle(UAV). Designed by the Chengdu Aircraft Co-operation and constructed by Guizhou Aircraft Industry, its intended purpose it to serve with the People’s Liberation Army Air force(PLAAF). The Soar Dragon was first displayed to the public as a model during the Zuhai Air Show in 2006. As ...

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Noshir Gowadia father of Chinese stealth technology

Noshir Gowadia father of Chinese stealth technology

First, there were lots of news and rumors that China is probably developing a secret stealth bomber like B-2 Spirit and then came the rumors that China might be into a development of stealth fighters in the class of F-22 Raptor. Later, on December 2010, the world sees the first pictures of what seemed to be a Chinese stealth fighter ...

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F-22 Raptor flown on synthetic biofuel

F-22 Raptor flown on synthetic biofuel

Just like Toyota is developing technology to face the challenges of finding renewable energy sources with its Prius, the aerospace industry is making its own efforts. These efforts are now no more limited to deliver a greener aviation industry in terms of passenger airliner. On 18th March 2011, an F-22 Raptor successfully flew at supercruise on a 50/50 fuel blend ...

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$730 Million modification for F-22 Raptor sustainment

Lockheed Martin Corp has received a $726.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for sustainment of the F-22 Raptor fleet. This modification is for the 2011 Follow-On Agile Sustainment for the Raptor (FASTeR) sustainment contract, which was awarded initially in 2008, with an option for 2009 that was exercised. A follow-on modification was issued for 2010. FASTeR is ...

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Chengdu J-20 Chinese Stealth fighter maiden flight [Video and Pictures]

China’s first stealth fighter J-20, has reportedly made its first test flight, according to Chinese Reports. It was reported that China’s Stealth Fighter, J-20 made a 15-minute flight from 12:50 to 13:05 hrs in southwest China’s Chengdu city. China has carried out the test flight of its advanced laser-evading stealth fighter J-20, according to media reports, perfectly timing the event ...

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