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Last week, Lockheed Martin proposed building a hybrid F-22 Raptor/F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for Japan. The jet, possibly to ... The F-15J is a great aircraft, but the airframes are growing old and the plane is growing increasingly outdated. There's also the ... Japan didn't intend to wait so long for new fighters.
"We can confirm that a 3 WG F-22, assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron, recently experienced an in-flight engine failure while operating out of Tyndall. The aircraft was able to land safely," said 2nd Lt. Brigitte Brantley, a public affairs officer for the 673rd Air Base Wing. The Drive website first reported the engine failure last ...

On April 6th 2018, a F-22 Raptor of the Alaska-based 3rd Wing, flying out of Tyndall Air Force Base, experienced an engine failure but the fighter landed safely. A week later ... The aircraft was able to land safely," 2nd Lt. Brigitte Brantley, a public affairs officer for the 673rd Air Base Wing, told Military.com.
Geopolitical trends, security concerns, and industrial and combat aircraft capability needs, could give birth to an American-Japanese Raptor 2.0. ... Japanese industry work with Lockheed Martin to develop a semi-indigenous fighter that combines the best attributes of the F-35 Lightning and F-22 Raptor.
An F-22 Raptor fighter jet was damaged this weekend when it evidently experienced a malfunction during takeoff. ... DACT pits American fighter pilots against aircraft from other services, and occasionally other countries, to allow them to train against fighters with different flying characteristics. As one of the ...
In 2015 another Alaska-based Raptor had a brake issue on the runway at Honolulu International Airport causing damage to the aircraft. The jet was there for the 154th Fighter Wing's annual Sentry Aloha exercise. Three years earlier another F-22, this one belonging to the local Hawaii Air National Guard ...

The US has a squadron of F-15E Strike Eagles in Jordan and a half-strength squadron of F-22 Raptor fighter jets in the United Arab Emirates for air ... Russian fighter aircraft in Syria, like Su-34s and Su-30SMs, can pose a real threat to allied aircraft, but the F-22, the world's most deadly combat plane with a ...
The US Air Force's F-22 Raptor is arguably the best stealth jet in the world, despite being introduced more than a decade ago. Although Russia and China recently put their first stealth fighter jets into combat service, both aircraft have yet to be mass produced and Moscow and Beijing have reportedly had problems with the ...
The J-20 is "not a fighter, but an interceptor and a strike aircraft" that doesn't seek to contend with US jets in air-to-air battles, Malcolm Davis, a senior analyst at the Australia Strategic Policy Institute, previously told Business Insider. Still, as Abraham Ait noted in The Diplomat, because the F-22 program has ...
F-22 Raptors and F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters can't properly talk to each other in high-pressure combat scenarios because of a technological gap. ... stealth aircraft, with the F-22 Raptor dominating in the air-superiority role, and the F-35 Lightning II stepping in as a recon/bomber/fighter jet — but the two ...
The French victory over the F-22 occurred in November 2009. A squad of F-22s from the Air Force's 1st Fighter Wing in Virginia flew to Al Dhafra, in the UAE, to train with French air force Rafale fighters and Typhoon jets from the British Royal Air Force. The following month, the French Ministry of Defense ...
Russia's official designation of the PAK-FA/T-50 jet as the Sukhoi Su-57 is just another reminder that the field of fifth generation fighters is about to get more ... The F-22 Raptor started life as a dedicated air superiority fighter in the same vein as the F-15C Eagle, the aircraft it was originally slated to replace.
With the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning II, the U.S. has fielded two of the world's most sophisticated, maneuverable and stealthy fighter jets. They both ... The plane's requirements for maximum stealth extended to its communications systems, since they can betray an aircraft's location. But budget ...
China's Chengdu J-20 fifth generation air superiority fighter first entered service in early 2017, providing the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) with an analog to the U.S. F-22 Raptor. The platform was the first fifth generation fighter to enter service anywhere in the world outside the United States, ...
With more countries now fielding and trying to market stealth jets, Business Insider spoke to Michael Kofman, a senior research scientist at the think tank CNA and fellow at the Wilson Center focusing on Russia's military and defense, about how the Su-57 and the J-20 match up with the US's stealth planes. The partial ...
For the F-22 in particular, being able to quickly point its nose at an enemy aircraft even at low speed remains a highly valued capability. ... Russia and its lineup of thrust vectoring fighters—namely modern Flanker derivatives like the Su-35—have certainly stolen the show when it comes to displaying ...
Last night, video circulating on social media purported to show two Su-57 jets landing at Khmeimim, Russian's main air base in Syria. It's good to be ... The jet is Russia's first so-called fifth generation fighter, putting it in the same class as the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Fifth-gen fighters ...

Similarly to to Lockheed Martin's F-22 Raptor and Russia's Su-57 fighters, the J-20 is a high-speed fighter that's very maneuverable, with capacity for long range and stealth. Its large size and weapons bay has led many to believe it would also be used for long-range strikes and as an interceptor. It first flew ...
As Dave Majumdar previously covered, China recently declared that its J-20 fighter jet had attained initial operational capability. “China's ... China has indeed long depicted the J-20 as a competitor to America's fifth-generation jets, the F-22 and F-35. ... Those fighters are labeled as fourth-generation jets.
In a post on the state outlet Xinhua News Agency, the Chinese government announced that the fighter jet — created to counter the capabilities of the American F-22 Raptor — has entered service in the People's Liberation Army with "comprehensive combat capabilities." The J-20, like the F-22 Raptor, uses ...
The U.S. Air Force is laying the groundwork for the F-22 Raptor to serve another 42 years. That means the world's first fifth-generation fighter, which entered service in 2006, could fly until 2060. To do so, the Raptor must remain competitive with new Russian and Chinese fighters as well as rival jets still on ...
For the Russians, solving the problem of targeting a low observable aircraft is something that they continue to work on—but it is doubtful the Moscow has ... air defenses will still struggle to effectively engage fifth-generation stealth aircraft such as the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor or F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
"We can confirm that a 3 WG F-22, assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron, recently experienced an in-flight engine failure while operating out of Tyndall AFB, FL. The aircraft ... It also involved a Raptor from the same fighter wing and occurred while the jet was on temporary duty far away from its home base.
The F-22 and F-35 Are America's Best Fighters (but They Can't Communicate) ... The F-35 Lightning II jet can't communicate all that well with its little brother the F-22 Raptor. ... In developing the F-22—and later, the F-35—designers needed to preserve the jets' stealth against rapidly evolving adversaries.
I also still have my boyhood admiration for the women and men who fix and who fly the aircraft we write about. ... On media day before the show opened to the public at Nellis, I got to meet both the outgoing F-22 Raptor Demo pilot and the new incoming F-22 Demo pilot ... “What is the plane like to fight with?
It was the PAK FA. It was the T-50. Now it's the Su-57. It's Russia's answer to the United States' cutting-edge F-22 “Raptor” stealth fighter. Now, more than 15 years after the F-22 entered service, Russia is on the brink of pitting the best its military aviation industry can offer against its rival in Syria. F-22 versus ...
The A-29 is participating in the Air Force's Light Attack Experiment, a series of trials to determine the feasibility of using light aircraft for attack roles in permissive ... For years, the Air Force has used fighters such as the F-15, F-16, and the F-22, as well as the A-10 Warthog and AC-130 gunship, to wage war ...
The Air Force F-22 has been refining it dog-fighting skills, assessing technical upgrades and testing air to air combat tactics during a recent Red Flag ... The aircraft, from the 27th Fighter Squadron, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, have been performing air interdiction, combat search and rescue, close air ...
“This is a jet that is more survivable than any fighter in history, and it can do more things than anything we are flying today,” Thompson said. And the cost, he says, is coming down, expected to be about $85 million for the most common version of the plane flown by the Air Force, which Thompson argues is ...
Similarly to to Lockheed Martin's F-22 Raptor and Russia's Su-57 fighters, the J-20 is a high-speed fighter that's very maneuverable, with capacity for long range and stealth. Its large size and weapons bay has led many to believe it would also be used for long-range strikes and as an interceptor. It first flew ...
In a post on the state outlet Xinhua News Agency, the Chinese government announced that the fighter jet — created to counter the capabilities of the American F-22 Raptor — has entered service in the People's Liberation Army with "comprehensive combat capabilities." The J-20, like the F-22 Raptor, uses ...
The "Mach Loop" in northwest Wales provides a perfect vantage point to watch fighter jets and other aircraft blitz through steep-sided valleys at almost eye level. Earlier this week, amateur photographer Elwyn Roberts caught what appear to be US Air Force F-15 fighters from the 48th Fighter Wing based at ...
... technology and artificial intelligence to keep the F-22 Raptor operational until 2060 as China and Russia accelerate their own fighter jet development, ... The Russian Ministry of Defense plans to order a batch of 12 Su-57 aircraft this year for testing before the plane goes into mass production, the official ...
The Air Force is vigorously pursuing new avionics, radar, targeting sensors, weapons, glass cockpit displays and Artificial Intelligence for its F-22 stealth fighter to ... that the aircraft can quickly embrace new weapons, technologies, sensors and software as they emerge – all so that the F-22 can serve all the way out to 2060.
A government-mandated tracking system poses a threat to the military's most advanced fighter jets if security flaws are left unaddressed. ... earlier this month, steps to modernize the global air-traffic-control system could allow anyone to track U.S. stealth jets like the F-22 and F-35, and leaves military aircraft ...
The Air Force is rapidly pursuing a new “agile software development” strategy for its F-22 Raptor to quickly equip the stealth fighter with new sensors, improved ... Wilson and is oriented toward implementing new hardware and software upgrades quickly- to keep the F-22 ahead of near-peer fighter aircraft.
Although not intended to function as a higher altitude stealth bomber, an F-22 is well suited to a mission objective aimed at destroying enemy aircraft, including fighters, as well as air defenses. The Raptor is, by design, engineered to fly in tandem with fourth-generation fighters such as an F-15 or F-18, to not ...
China's advanced multirole J-20 jets have been hard to find since they entered into service with the People's Liberation Army Air Force almost one year ago, ... Xinhua and the PLA Daily have hinted the initial batch of J-20s is undergoing combat drills to mimic dogfights with the F-22 Raptor, the plane China ...
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska takes off Jan. 12, 2018, during ... A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter jet from Hawaii Air National Guard's 154th Wing takes off for the afternoon launch during Sentry Aloha 18-1 Jan.
Airpower enthusiasts have long promised that the introduction of fifth generation combat aircraft, particularly the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) when it is ... One Air Force pilot familiar with efforts to develop new concepts of operations for exploiting the unique attributes of fifth-generation fighters, explained ...
The fifth-generation, multi-role stealth fighter jets have been selected by Japan's defense ministry as its future mainstay fighter, as the jet offers superior stealth capabilities, second only to that of the U.S. F-22 Raptor, with a radar cross-section roughly equal to the size of a metal golf ball, making it largely ...
Stealth aircraft, such as the F-22 Raptor or the F-35 Lightning II 5th generation jets are equipped with Luneburg (or Luneberg) lenses: radar reflectors used to ... For instance, ATC radars, that operate at lower-frequency bands are theoretically able to detect a tactical fighter-sized stealth plane whose shape ...
David "Chip" Berke, a retired US Marine Corps Lt. Col. who flew F-18s off aircraft carriers, the F-22 Raptor, and became an F-35 squadron commander who helped write the book on F-35 tactics, said the new pilots represent ... For once, the F-35 will get an objective viewing by pilots not biased towards old school fighter jets.
... receiving aircraft during mid-air refueling. The boom, which extends into a receptacle on the receiving aircraft, in some cases was making contact outside of the receptacle and scratching the other plane. This could damage the receiving aircraft, especially if the KC-46 is refueling stealth jets like the F-22 ...
The low cost per hour to fly them—just $11,500 compared to the F-22 Raptor's $70,000—makes them a more economical choice to bomb drug factories. The A-10's ability to linger over the target area, observing events below, make it an excellent choice for dropping precision-guided munitions on targets ...
The confusion stemmed from a long-running marketing effort by Lockheed Martin to burnish the older F-16 Block 70 by suggesting that it contains many advanced technologies developed for the firm's two most advanced fighter aircraft – the F-22 Raptor and the F-35. Vivek Lall of Lockheed Martin told PTI: ...
Moreover, the operational jets were essentially identically in terms of avionics—both competitors had proposed similar avionics suites. In fact, the Raptor ended up with the radar that was originally proposed for the YF-23. Ultimately, the Air Force ended up with an excellent plane with the Raptor—but both ...
China Developing Advanced Aircraft Capable Of Detecting Stealth Planes, Including F-35, F-22 ... The plane would be launched from the country's new aircraft carrier, the report stated. According to Chinese ... Here, a F-35 fighter jet takeoffs for a training mission at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah, March.
While pilots of advanced fifth-generation fighters like the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor or the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter often claim the spotlight, it is the ground crews who maintain those jets' pristine surfaces that are often the real heroes. Without proper maintenance of their skin, the signature of those ...
Kofman notes that advanced Russian-built air defenses like the S-300, S-400 and forthcoming S-500 family come with systems designed to detect and track the presence of low observable (LO) aircraft such as the F-22 and F-35. That's just a function of physics, as I have noted before. The problem for ...


 

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