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Turkey retires first squadron of F-4 Phantoms

Turkey has disbanded its first squadron of McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom strike aircraft, under a transition plan leading to its future operation of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Continue reading…

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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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F-22 to communicate with stealth and non stealth aircraft

The US Air Force has cleared a five-year upgrade project to allow the Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor to communicate with other stealthy – and perhaps some non-stealthy – aircraft types. The project will cost roughly $900 million. Continue reading…

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US Department for Defense want new vertical lift technology

The US Department of Defense has assigned a key architect of the project that became the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme to look at launching an all-new, “future vertical lift” (FVL) aircraft to enter service after 2020. A key goal will be to reduce the danger of aircraft operating in vertical lift mode. Operations in […]

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Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II

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Lockheed Martin F-35B

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