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    The Long Range Strike-Bomber programme is the centrepiece of the Pentagon's emerging 'AirSea Battle' mission to ensure...


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  • IN FOCUS: USAF targets long-range strike bomber

    News | 15 Oct 2012 11:00 | Dave Majumdar

    The Long Range Strike-Bomber programme is the centrepiece of the Pentagon's emerging 'AirSea Battle' mission to ensure US forces can hold any point on Earthhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IN-FOCUS-USAF-targets-long-range-strike-bomber-377597/
  • Germany reveals secret Stealth fighter research

    News | 08 Mar 1995 00:00

    <p>Andrzej Jeziorski/MUNICH </p> <p>DAIMLER-BENZ Aerospace (DASA) has revealed details of a previously top-secret Stealth aircraft research programme conducted in Germany during the 1980s. </p> <p>The programme, known as Lampyridae (Firefly), or Medium Range Missile Fighter (MRMF), was run from 1981 to 1987 by what was then Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm (MBB), under a contract from the German air force. </p> <p>The work led to the eventual development of a three-quarter scale piloted windtunnel model of a multi-faceted Stealth fighter. Former project leader Dr Gerhard Lobert claims that the design "very probably" had better radar characteristics than the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, despite the F-117 having more than twice the number of radar-scattering facets. </p> <p>Windtunnel testing began on a 1:3.5-scale low-speed model and a 1:20-scale transonic model in 1985. According to Lobert, these tests demonstrated high-quality aerodynamic properties, despite the disadvantages of the polyhehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Germany-reveals-secret-Stealth-fighter-research-22117/