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Green Light For USAF Fighter Study Expected Soon Commented on: 9 hours ago (February 27, 2017)

USAF: Future Boys - “Would it be viable in the environments we are trying to operate in the future?" Where have we seen this before? Oh, that's right - just prior to the Vietnam War when the...

Kongsberg Looks To Expand Global Footprint Commented on: 5 days ago (February 21, 2017)

Considering that the USN might be a prime customer, you would think that one should mention that the missile has been fit-checked on the Super Hornet.

Are U.S. F-35s Refueling Too Often? Commented on: 1 week ago (February 19, 2017)

Multiple refuelings does not explain why it took 7 days for the transit.

USAF, Marine Generals At Odds Over Speeding Up F-35 Buy Commented on: 1 week ago (February 17, 2017)

The Navy testified that they would rather repair existing aircraft and procure more Super Hornets, rather than ramping up F-35Cs purchases at this time, noting that infrastructure nor ship...

How Often Does The F-35 Need To Refuel? Commented on: 1 week ago (February 16, 2017)

"It took seven days for 10 U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs to fly from Yuma to their new home at Iwakuni, Japan, a flight that on a commercial airliner normally takes less than 24 hr. "

This is...

Opinion: T-X Is Lockheed’s To Lose, And Boeing’s To Win Commented on: 1 week ago (February 15, 2017)

Yup - McAir basically redesigned the original Harrier when the Brits dropped out of the project.

Boeing’s Souped-Up Super Hornet Adds Smart U.S. Navy Firepower Commented on: 1 week ago (February 14, 2017)

Interesting that they're not talking about re-engining with the EPE version of the F414 - I guess that went away along with the weapons pod. Probably because that engine cannot be offered...

Lockheed Could Sue Pentagon Over F-35 Commented on: 2 weeks ago (February 8, 2017)

Still haven't seen a final contract announcement for Lot 10 in the DoD contract announcement website.

And was the announced unit cost actually URF, or some new definition / subset of that...

F-35 Dominates At Red Flag With 15:1 Kill Rate Commented on: 2 weeks ago (February 7, 2017)

I'd have more confidence if the story didn't sound suspiciously like it was based on a fluff piece from USAF PR. Were the F-16 aggressors equipped with AESA radars? IRSTs? Any VHF radars...

India Begins Competition For Naval Fighter Commented on: 3 weeks ago (February 2, 2017)

Super Hornets can be "pre-wired" for Growler, but that is a two place aircraft. Unclear if the Indians want that. Commonality seems to favor the Rafael, but the Super Hornet is an excellent...

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