Top U.S. Marine Corps officials hailed progress on the next-generation F-35B fighter jet built by Lockheed Martin and said military training flights could be approved by late March or early April.
Assistant Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford said there was clearly “irreversible momentum” on the Marine Corps version of the new fighter jet, which came out from under the threat of cancellation in January, when the Pentagon took it off “probation” a year ahead of schedule.
The general feeling among many of China’s naval neighbors and in U.S. military circles is that China has been turning into a bit of a bully in (re)staking territorial claims in the seas off its coasts....More
Former Editor-in-Chief Dave North wrote pilot reports on more than 120 aircraft during his career at Aviation Week. His visits to Embraer began in 1978, long before the Brazilian company’s privatization and emergence as a powerhouse in regional jets. Here, he recalls his Embraer experiences, culminating in a test flight of the E170....More