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First flight of AF-4

The eleventh Lockheed Martin F-35 flight-test aircraft is expected to begin taxi trials during the week of 10 January ahead of first flight as the $380 billion programme faces the consequences of the most sweeping government review to date. The maiden sortie of the BF-5, the last of five short take-off and vertical landing jets in […]

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Lockheed Martin sees F-35A replacing USAF air superiority F-15C/Ds

Lockheed Martinhas countered a potential cut in US Air Force orders for its F-35A byclaiming the in-development fighter could fill an air superiority roleas well as the ground-attack mission for which it is officiallydesigned. The USAFofficially lists the F-35′s conventional take-off and landing variantas a ground-attack fighter complementing the air superiority mission,replacing only the Lockheed […]

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Lockheed Martin F-22 production line

Earlier this month Stephen Trimble’s blog The DEW Line reported that the US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates recommended halting the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor  production at 186 aircraft. Pictured here is the F-22 production line. In the meantime, the US Air Force has cleared a five-year upgrade project to allow the Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor to communicate with other […]

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