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| Monday March 27, 2017
 
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton airport Airshow tickets online March 31st
The Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team at Langley Air Force Base performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the world's only operational fifth-generation fighter aircraft.
The Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team at Langley Air Force Base performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the world's only operational fifth-generation fighter aircraft.
Tickets for the revived local air show go on sale online next Friday at 1 p.m.

The tickets will be available on the air show website, nepairshow.com. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and officials plan to announce other ways to buy tickets later.

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25-03-2017  |  comments (0)  |  react  |  link


Air Force considering to Retire the F-15C/D Fighter in Mid-2020s
The Air Force is looking at possible plans to retire the F-15C/D Eagle as early as the mid-2020s, officials told lawmakers Wednesday.

While the decision would mean divesting an entire aircraft class, officials said the F-15 capability would be replaced by the F-16 Fighting Falcon, a potential cost-saving measure that would allow pilots to train on fewer platforms.

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22-03-2017  |  comments (0)  |  react  |  link



AF Test Center commander visits new F-22 facilities
Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, dropped by the 411th Flight Test Squadron March 16 as part of his monthly visits with different units on Edwards.

The general was accompanied by Col. Scott Cain, 412th Operations Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Lantagne, AFTC command chief. 

 

Harris met with members of the 411th FLTS workforce who are responsible ...  continue»

16-03-2017  |  comments (0)  |  react  |  link



Lockheed Martin awarded 40M contract to recoat Air Force F-22 Raptors
The Lockheed Martin Corporation has received a $40 million contract modification to strip and recoat the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor Fleet. Lockheed will strip and recoat the stealth fighter jets. Completion of the job is expected on June 20, 2019.

Lockheed established an F-22 Inlet Coating Repair Speedline facility in Marietta, Georgia, last August under an Air Force contract. The first F-22 arrived there in November, according to Lockheed Martin. 

 

The original c...  continue»

15-03-2017  |  comments (0)  |  react  |  link





LO technicians keep pilots undetected, alive
F-22 Raptor and F-35A Lightning II pilots may take the reins of their respective aircraft; however, it takes preparation from outside the cockpit to get them where they need to go undetected.

Low observable technology, according to Senior Airman Joshua Moon, a 192nd Fighter Wing LO aircraft structures technician, enhances the multi-role fighter’s stealth capability an important asset in any contingency and at U.S. Air Force train...  continue»

17-02-2017  |  comments (0)  |  react  |  link



Will Japan's gen-6 fighter dominate the Chinese J-20?
Japan has opened talks with Western defense contractors, including Lockheed Martin and Boeing, to develop a next-generation air superiority fighter. Tokyo is locked in a regional dogfight with Beijing to maintain control over the skies over the Sea of Japan.

The new Japanese aircraft could be based in part on the technologies being matured on Mitsubishi’s X-2 ATD-X stealth fighter concept demonstrator. The X-2 prototype is set to take to the skies for the first time in days, according to Reuters...  continue»

23-03-2016  |  comments (1)  |  react  |  link



Fighter Jets In The U.S., France And Britain Prepare For War
The rumble started early Tuesday, as one fighter jet after another ascended from a runway here near the Atlantic Ocean and into a bright, clear sky.

The mission: Prepare for war against potential adversaries like Russia, which is now patrolling the same skies as the United States over Syria and flexing its muscles in eastern Europe.

The first-ever Trilateral Exercise among the United S...  continue»

19-12-2015  |  comments (0)  |  react  |  link



Aboard French Rafale dogfighting alongside RAF Typhoons and F-22s during TrilatEx
Spectacular view from a Dassault Rafale during a Trilateral Exercise sortie.

From Dec. 2 to 18, 2015 the inaugural Trilateral anti-access/area denial exercise sees U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons and French Air Force Dassault Rafale, teaming to improve the way allied air forces can fight in...  continue»

12-12-2015  |  comments (0)  |  react  |  link



F-22 Raptors deploy to the Middle East
An undisclosed number of F-22 Raptors of the Hawaii Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force have been deployed to the Middle East for as long as six months.

The Hawaii Air National Guard, or HIANG, said the deployment of most of the fighters and more than 200 personnel from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu took place Sept. 26 but was kept secret for security considerations.

The aircr...  continue»

02-10-2015  |  comments (0)  |  react  |  link



United States Lacks F-22 Fighter Jets
The US Air Force does not have enough F-22 tactical aircrafts, and might become a regional force in the future, US Air Combat Command Commander Gen. Herbert Carlisle said on Friday.

F-22 Raptors are the fifth generation fighter jets, which are fully operational and include advanced stealth technology and highly-integrated computer systems.

“There was certainly a belief, not at the Air Force, mind you, that we ha...  continue»

18-09-2015  |  comments (0)  |  react  |  link



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