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Proliferating Threats Open Door To F-35 Follow On Commented on: 1 day ago (January 30, 2015)

Once a upon a time there was a fighter competition called the ATF with two players, the YF-22 and the YF-23.

Unfortunately the most advanced fighter aircraft ever designed was left behind...

New Photos: Chilled Lightning Commented on: 2 days ago (January 29, 2015)

Bah! Who need real world testing when we can conduct advanced computer simulations and "lab" or "ground" testing (under carefully controlled conditions). :-)

Price Factor Seen Favoring Korean Airlines For South Korea’s KF-X Fighter Commented on: 3 days ago (January 28, 2015)

SlowMan & Shungo717:

You're both missing the point, Japan and Korea along with other Asian nations are now locked in an arms race due to the sometimes angry dragon rapidly growing in...

F-35’s Gen-3 Helmet Display In Final Test Stages Commented on: 4 days ago (January 27, 2015)

I'd be curious about how much more funding was required to develop the Gen 3 helmet (to replace the defective unit that's never worked right).

As usual with the JSF we'll probably never see...

When Lockheed Martin Won The JSF Award (2001) Commented on: 1 week ago (January 24, 2015)


Thank you for the great personal historical perspective on the JSF.


JSF Program Ditches Tests To Protect Schedule Commented on: 1 week ago (January 21, 2015)

I agree. Wasting my taxes to the tune of $400 billion dollars for an aircraft that still doesn't work as designed 14 years into the longest fighter development program in history certainly brings...

Opinion: Joint Strike Fighter Debate Enters New Phase Commented on: 1 week ago (January 19, 2015)

Interesting info hitting the media today about the information hacked by the Chinese
on the F-35:

"The leaked document shows that stolen design information included details of the JSF...

Russia’s Military Modernization Under President Putin Commented on: 1 week ago (January 18, 2015)


Did you actually read the article? Here let me help you:

"The air force received 142 new fixed-wing aircraft in 2014, reports the defense ministry."

The PAK-FA project was...

Person of the Year: The Notorious Mr. Putin Commented on: 1 week ago (January 18, 2015)

Here I thought that the F-35 was the topic that created the biggest food fights! :-)

BTW - I like the article, well stated and equally well researched.

USAF Names RAF Lakenheath As F-35A Base, Unveils Closures Commented on: 2 weeks ago (January 11, 2015)

So far not a single flying JSF has been able to "fly" to the UK so pardon me if I find this announcement hilarious!

Jan 30, 2015

Iraqi Airways 767 at Frankfurt Hahn Airport

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Jan 30, 2015

Passenger, Çargo Middle East Growth Rate #MROME

The Middle East region is forecast to have the highest RPK (revenue passenger kilometers) growth rate, but another region outpaces in cargo traffic over the period....More
Jan 29, 2015

Supersonic Scoop (1947) 2

Aviation Week scored one of the biggest aerospace scoops of the 20th century when on December 22, 1947, it revealed that the fabled sound barrier had been broken by U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles ‘Chuck’ Yeager in the Bell XS-1....More
Jan 26, 2015

New Photos: Chilled Lightning 5

F-35 begins extreme climate testing....More
Jan 26, 2015

Boeing 777 -- Unveiling A Design Classic (1990) 4

No matter how you gauge the success of Boeing’s 777, whether in terms of sales, profitability, safety, versatility, longevity or derivatives, few can argue the remarkable impact the twinjet has made on the industry since entering service almost 20 years ago....More
Jan 23, 2015

When Lockheed Martin Won The JSF Award (2001) 18

During its nearly 100 years of coverage, Aviation Week & Space Technology has covered many controversial programs. Perhaps none has been as big in terms of sheer value and global reach as the nine-nation, stealthy F-35 fighter project....More
Jan 22, 2015

10 Things To Watch In The 2016 Budget Request

Six years into his presidency, President Barack Obama is planning to finally submit his budget request to Congress on time—meaning the week of Feb. 2 this year....More
Jan 21, 2015

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Finds Icy Ceres Cratered 2

"We know so much about the solar system and yet so little about dwarf planet Ceres," said Marc Rayman, Dawn's mission manager. "Now, Dawn is ready to change that."...More

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