Category: 4/5 Gen. Fighter News

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UK MAGMA project: Weapons Giant Tests ‘Flapless’ Drone Virtually Undetectable by Radar

The aircraft, known as the MAGMA unmanned aerial vehicle, is capable of maneuvering without the traditional wing flaps found on aircraft through the use of air that’s blown from its engine through special slots...

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Close call: Russian Air Force bombs jihadist forces near Turkish military post

The Russian Air Force unleashed a new round of airstrikes over the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate this evening, targeting the positions of the jihadist and Turkish-backed rebels. According to a military source...

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The Special Reason an Armada of 24 USAF F-22 Raptors All Launched Together

Something to do with elephants. “Instead of always painstakingly deploying entire 24-plane squadrons or even the whole 48-jet wing , as custom dictated , in 2013 wing officers wrote new procedures for sending a...

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Ice Warriors / Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons

Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons proved their swing-role capability this winter during the NATO Exercise Trident Juncture in Norway Exercise Trident Juncture is centered on the scenario of protecting Norway from a border invasion by...

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U.S. Air Force Hill fighter wings conduct combat exercise

The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th FW conducted an integrated combat capability exercise April 30-May 2 at the Utah Test and Training Range. The friendly and enemy forces were made up...

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Defective fuel tube caused September USMC F-35 crash in South Carolina

A failed fuel tube caused the first crash of an F-35 jet in September of last year, U.S. government investigators said in a report issued this week. “An investigation determined a manufacturing defect caused...

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BAE Systems Sensor technology guides next-generation missile to readiness

The successful LRASM sensor program demonstrates BAE Systems’ ability to quickly deliver advanced EW technology to warfighters. BAE Systems worked closely with Lockheed Martin to deliver Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) to the U.S. Air...

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Australia to Purchase Second Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Aircraft

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) welcomes the announcement last month by the Australian Government to purchase a second MQ-4C Triton aircraft. Australia’s 2016 Defence White Paper identified the requirement for seven high altitude, long...

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The Aermacchi M-345: market ready

Thanks to over 60 years of experience in the design and production of aircraft and integrated training systems, Leonardo is now ready to introduce the Aermacchi M-345. A highly performing trainer aircraft designed to be simple,...

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Canada seeks to address U.S. complaints about bidding process for fighter jets

Canada’s government is trying to address complaints about its military procurement process that have prompted threats from Washington to block Ottawa from buying Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-35, the Canadian air force’s preferred option for...