“Here’s what I’ve learned so far dogfighting in the F-35”: a JSF pilot’s first-hand account [feedly]

martes, 1 de marzo de 2016

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"Here's what I've learned so far dogfighting in the F-35": a JSF pilot's first-hand account
// The Aviationist

A Norwegian pilot shared his experience flying mock aerial combat with the F-35. As we reported last year, the debate between F-35 supporters and critics became more harsh in July 2015, when War Is Boring got their hands on a brief according to which the JSF was outclassed by a two-seat F-16D Block 40 (one […]
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European approval for single-engined IMC operations draws closer [feedly]

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European approval for single-engined IMC operations draws closer
// Flight Global HEADLINES

Opposition to pan-European commercial single-engined turbine operations under instrument meteorological conditions (SET-IMC) seems to be abating as rulemaking proposals increasingly satisfy states that have resisted it. Italy is now the only state that appears to still have reservations, while previous sceptics France, Germany and the UK seem happy with draft EASA regulation.
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JLENS Plagued by Inaccuracy | $692.9M FMS Sends Bunker Busters to Turkey | European Countries Show Interest in Patriot Air Defense [feedly]

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JLENS Plagued by Inaccuracy | $692.9M FMS Sends Bunker Busters to Turkey | European Countries Show Interest in Patriot Air Defense
// Defense Industry Daily

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USAF's F-35A JSF deploys laser-guided weapons [feedly]

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USAF's F-35A JSF deploys laser-guided weapons
// Air Force Technology News Press Releases

The US Air Force's (USAF) F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) has deployed laser-guided weapons for the first time at the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR).
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Long-endurance Predator drone spreads its wings [feedly]

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Long-endurance Predator drone spreads its wings
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

The Predator B (AKA the MQ-9 Reaper) is one of the mainstay drones of the US Air Force and is also flown by the air forces of the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and the Netherlands. In the latest of a long series of upgrades, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has announced the maiden flight of the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Extended Range (ER) Long Wing. Retrofitted with long-endurance wings with greater internal fuel capacity and a raft of other features, the improvements bring the drone into the reconnaissance class.

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Category: Aircraft

Tags: Flight TestsPredatorUAV Related Articles: Upgraded Predator B UAV completes development and testing General Atomics tests UAV that can "sense and avoid" other aircraft U.S. Air Force's first hunter-killer UAV named Reaper Predator B ER drone completes endurance flight Video games finally pay off: Air Force needs more virtual flyers than real pilots Solar-powered Sunseeker Duo takes flight
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NASA green-lights supersonic passenger plane project [feedly]

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NASA green-lights supersonic passenger plane project
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

NASA is moving ahead with its new X-planes program by awarding its first contract to design a prototype "low-boom" supersonic passenger jet. At a ceremony today at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced that a team led by Lockheed Martin will develop the preliminary designs for a demonstration aircraft.

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Category: Space

Tags: SupersonicLockheed MartinNASAAircraft Related Articles: Is supersonic passenger travel set to make a comeback? Airbus patents design for Mach 4-plus supersonic jet Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet will have screens instead of windows NASA's "flying saucer" completes second test Is Russia working on a crazy supersonic cargo plane? "Son of Concorde" to fly London-to-Sydney in 4 hours?
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Airbus Confident Of Near-Term Chinese Airliner Demand

http://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/airbus-confident-near-term-chinese-airliner-demand

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Straight Up Imaging Launches the Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System - Robotics Tomorrow (press release)

http://www.roboticstomorrow.com/news/2016/02/29/straight-up-imaging-launches-the-endurance-unmanned-aircraft-system/7736/

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Sikorsky Announces S-76C+™ Upgrade Program - PR Newswire (press release)

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sikorsky-announces-s-76c-upgrade-program-300228527.html

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HELI-EXPO: Bell rules out future conventional military helicopter developments

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/heli-expo-bell-rules-out-future-conventional-milita-422537/

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Norwegian pilot counters leaked F-35 dogfight report

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/norwegian-pilot-counters-leaked-f-35-dogfight-report-422552/

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Montenegro to sell fixed-wing fleet as focus turns to rotorcraft ops

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/montenegro-to-sell-fixed-wing-fleet-as-focus-turns-t-422594/

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