Tag: Air Force

 

F-35 to get automatic ground collision avoidance

The Air Force will soon operate F-35s with fast-evolving collision-avoidance technology able to help fighter jets avoid ground collisions by using computer automation to redirect an aircraft in the event that a pilot is injured or incapacitated. Later this year, the Air Force will fly…

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USAF reveals intentions to acquire light attack fighter fleet

After more than a year of flight demonstrations the US Air Force is formally moving the light attack aircraft experiment into the acquisitions phase, with the intention that it will award a production contract to Sierra Nevada Corporation or Textron Aviation in the fourth quarter…

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Air Force moving to address F-35 spare-parts problems

EGLIN AFB — The Air Force is taking a three-pronged approach to addressing spare-parts issues threatening the F-35 stealth fighter jet program at Eglin Air Force Base and elsewhere, according to its Air Education and Training Command. Last month, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., whose…

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Council approves resolution asking to cancel F-35 basing

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont’s congressional delegation is standing by its decision to support basing F-35 jets at the Burlington Air National Guard Base as the City Council voted to request a cancellation. The Burlington City Council resolution vote passed 9-3 Monday, after a ballot item…

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US platform for stealth jets in Pacific

Hong Kong—The US military boosted its stealth attack options in the Pacific on Saturday when the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp moved into the 7th Fleet area of operations. The 40,00-ton, 844-foot-long Wasp is essentially a baby aircraft carrier. Built in 1980s, it has been…

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USAF finds F-35 maintainers outside A-10 fleet

The US Air Force no longer needs to rob its A-10 fleet’s maintainers to support the incoming Lockheed Martin F-35As, according to a Congressional report. The F-35 delivery plan currently outpaces the number of maintainers the USAF can maintain and recruit until fiscal year 2020….

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USAF commences Pacific deployment of F-35

The US Air Force (USAF) first operational overseas deployment of the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is now up and running on the Japanese island of Okinawa, the US Pacific Command (USPACOM) announced on 21 November. Twelve aircraft and more than…

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Air Force Readies 2 Turboprops For War

Textron‘s AT-6 Wolverine and Sierra Nevada-Embraer‘s A-29 Super Tucano could get a chance to show off their abilities against the Islamic State or al-Qaida in a combat test next year, as the Air Force looks at possibly buying up to 300 relatively cheap, light-attack aircraft by 2022. The…

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Air Force developing software sustainment for jet

As almost everything in today’s commercial and military world is underpinned by some type of software capability, the sustainment of that software is of critical national security importance. The services around the military are beginning to take internal looks at how they do software sustainment…

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