Russia’s answer to the Lockheed Martin F-22 — the Sukhoi T-50 prototype — isn’t expected to fly for several months. Conceived under the optimistically-named Promising Aircraft System for Tactical Aviation, or PAK-FA, program, the T-50 will reportedly pack F-22-like stealth, speed and advanced avionics into a similarly F-22-like large airframe. PAK-FA was understood to be […]
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Great short video documentary here on stealth featuring Allan Brown, Lockheed Martin’s program manager and chief engineer for the F-117 stealth fighter.Some of you might remember the short video documentary I posted here a few months ago on Paul Bevilaqua, the Lockheed Martin engineer who invented the shaft-driven lift fan for the F-35B fighter.
RAND’s Pacific Vision report posted here last month is the subject of a report by Australian TV’s ABC Lateline. It’s nice to see mainstream media attempting to tackle such an important airpower issue seriously and objectively. I found Lateline’s story to be admirably well-balanced, if you watch it all the way through.
There’s at least two sides to every story. The RAND report on air dominance posted here last week raises fundamental questions about the US Air Force’s vision for air dominance based on stealth, beyond visual range combat and forward basing.Richard Hallion, former US Air Force official historian, has recently presented the “other side” of the […]