Tag: Testing

 

F-35 Program About To Start Pivotal Testing

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is set to enter a round of testing to determine if the jet is indeed ready for action worldwide. The highly anticipated initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) tests will start in November 2018 and conclude in July 2019. A bad showing…

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NASA examining US fighter pilot hypoxia problem

US fighter pilots are having trouble breathing and NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center has been asked to look into the problem. Over the next few months, test pilots at the Langley Research Center in Virginia will spend 160 flight hours carrying out a series of…

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Watch F-35A fly low in “Beast Mode”

23 TES (Test & Evaluation Squadron), the Dutch unit based at Edwards Air Force Base and responsible for the F-35 Operational Test and Evaluation Phase (OT&E) as part of the Joint Operational Test Team, has carried out a series of tests with external weapons last…

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A10 vs F35 close-air support fly off shrouded in secrecy

The much-anticipated A-10 vs. F-35 close-air support fly-off has wrapped up before many people even realized the tests were happening, but a government watchdog group claims the tests were rigged in favor the Lightning II, a fifth-generation multirole fighter. The Project On Government Oversight revealed Tuesday that the tests were underway…

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A-10 Vs. F-35 Showdown could happen this spring

As the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program barrels toward its final major testing process before full-rate production, program leaders say a much-discussed comparison test between the beloved A-10 Thunderbolt II and the new 5th-generation fighter is very much still in planning, and could kick off as soon as next…

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