Dan Katz

Dan Katz
Photo Gallery: Navy League Conference Floor
Here are some photos that Aviation Week's Dan Katz took on the floor of the annual Navy League Conference.
B-52H Stratofortress Specs 


B-52H Stratofortress Specs

(See pp. 6-9 for full B-52 Program Dossier)




Program Dossier: B-52 Stratofortress 


Definition:  The B-52 "Stratofortress" is a U.S. long-range, heavy bomber. It was produced by Boeing and continues to be maintained by the company. 


Program Dossier: B-2A Spirit 


Definition:  The B-2A Spirit (often referred to simply as "The Stealth Bomber") is a U.S. low-observable, long-range, heavy bomber. It was built by Northrop Grumman, which remains the prime contractor for its sustainment and modernization. 


Program Dossier: B-1B Lancer 

Definition:  The B-1B Lancer (a.k.a. "The Bone") is a U.S. long-range, heavy bomber. It was produced by Rockwell International and is currently sustained by Boeing.


Requirements Dossier: F-3 



Name: F-3


Description: The F-3 is the provisional name for Japan’s indigenous, fifth-generation fighter program. 

Program Dossier: Sukhoi Flanker 


Definition:  The Sukhoi Su-27, Su-30, Su-33, Su-34 and Su-35 are variants of a fourth-generation, Russian twin-engine fighter bearing the NATO codename "Flanker." They are built by the Sukhoi Design Bureau.


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NavWeek: Ballistic Bombast 12

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Lessons From Space Shuttle Columbia (1981) 9

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Photo: Water Cannon Salute For Inaugural Memphis-Dallas Love Field Service

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