Congressional Gold Medal Honors Civil Air Patrol’s World War II Service

2014 Civil Air Patrol Bronze Medal Replica Background The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) began operations under the Office of Civilian Defense Dec. 1, 1941, one week before the United States entered World War II. Within a few months, the unpaid volunteers became involved in military operations by assisting the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. … More Congressional Gold Medal Honors Civil Air Patrol’s World War II Service

F-35A Cost Per Flying Hour Exceeds F-16 by 10%

By Amy Butler abutler@aviationweek.com Source: AWIN First The F-35A is expected to cost about 10% more to operate than the F-16 it is intended to replace for the U.S. Air Force and other international military services, according to U.S. government officials.   USAF Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, program executive officer overseeing the F-35 program, told Dutch … More F-35A Cost Per Flying Hour Exceeds F-16 by 10%

Bell unveils V-280 Valor tiltrotor concept for U.S. Army program

By Darren Quick   The V-280 Valor tiltrotor is Bell Helicopter’s concept for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi Role (JMR)/Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program Bell Helicopter has thrown its tiltrotor hat into the ring for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi Role (JMR)/Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program with the unveiling of its V-280 Valor tiltrotor concept at … More Bell unveils V-280 Valor tiltrotor concept for U.S. Army program

Actual secret Chinese J20 stealth jet… Artist’s rendition from smuggled underground pictures…the J20 shown to the public and to the press is a fake!

Filed April 1, 2013 It looks like the J20 shown to the world is a head fake the real J20-X program is more radical and we have the first artists rendition based on secret photos shown to us. The J20 shown “leaked to the world” is a low tech aircraft that is being put out there … More Actual secret Chinese J20 stealth jet… Artist’s rendition from smuggled underground pictures…the J20 shown to the public and to the press is a fake!

Engine Investigation Clears F-35 To Return To Flight

By Guy Norris guy_norris@aviationweek.com Source: AWIN First March 01, 2013 The temporary grounding of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has been lifted after investigators determined the turbine blade crack which prompted the stand down was an isolated event. “Based on the findings from our initial on-wing inspection to our subsequent inspections in our lab, we determined … More Engine Investigation Clears F-35 To Return To Flight

F-35 Deal Targets Lower Price, More Shared Risk

The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin have finally agreed on a 4% decrease in the target cost for the next production lot of stealthy F-35s after more than a year of antagonistic negotiations. Target per-unit airframe costs are as follows for the three variants of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF): $105 million for the conventional-takeoff-and-landing F-35A; … More F-35 Deal Targets Lower Price, More Shared Risk

China’s Stealth Fighters the Jing and Jang ……Jing-20 and Jang-21…clones of the F-22 and F-35

Eloise Lee and Robert Johnson | Mar. 9, 2012, 12:03 PM | 271,273 | 95 The Chinese obviously copied the F-22 and F-35  designs just look at the pictures New pictures of the China’s J-20 Mighty Dragon stealth fighter have surfaced and are making their way across military blogs. This newest round of photos show the J-20 in the skies somewhere over mainland China. … More China’s Stealth Fighters the Jing and Jang ……Jing-20 and Jang-21…clones of the F-22 and F-35

Luke AFB selected for F-35 pilot training

  by Capt. Tristan Hinderliter 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs 8/2/2012 – LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AFNS) — It’s official, the F-35 is coming to Luke. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley announced today that Luke AFB has been chosen as the location of the Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II pilot training center. The base will receive 72 aircraft … More Luke AFB selected for F-35 pilot training

Last Of The Line: Raptor 4195 Delivered

By Stephanie Stinn Posted 6 June 2012 The morning of 2 May 2012 was a busy one at the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Georgia. Inside the plant’s 3.4 million square foot B-1 production building, employees busily prepped for one of the largest events in the site’s history. But the scene outside the building was decidedly calmer, … More Last Of The Line: Raptor 4195 Delivered

United Kingdom Accepts First International Lockheed Martin F-35

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 19, 2012 – The United Kingdom accepted the first international Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II aircraft in a ceremony today with senior representatives of the U.K. Ministry of Defence and the U.S. Department of Defense. The Right Honourable Philip Hammond, U.K. Secretary of State for Defence, and Mr. Frank … More United Kingdom Accepts First International Lockheed Martin F-35

Boeing KC-767

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia KC-767 Japan Air Self-Defense Force KC-767J Role Air-to-air tanker Manufacturer Boeing First flight 21 May 2005 Primary users Italian Air Force Japan Air Self-Defense Force Produced 2003- present Number built 8 Unit cost ~US$145 million Developed from Boeing 767 Variants Boeing KC-46 The Boeing KC-767 is a military aerial refueling and strategic transport aircraft developed from … More Boeing KC-767

Airbus A400M

The A400M is the most versatile airlifter currently available responding to the most varied needs of world Air Forces and other organisations in the 21st century. It can perform three very different types of duties: it is able to perform both tactical missions directly to the point of need and long range strategic/logistic ones. And … More Airbus A400M