August 23, 2019

Competition Grows for Attack Aircraft

Attack Aircraft

There has been interest in the past few years in fleet replacements for the Joint Strike Fighter. The number of ongoing or potential competitions for fighters, bombers, and attack aircraft is 54 worldwide.

Navy Embraces 3D Printing Technology

The US Navy is an enthusiastic supporter of 3D printing technology. Naval Air Systems Command has completed some test flights featuring 3D printed critical components. In May, 3D-printed parts for a MV-22 Osprey were used. The Osprey, which was fitted with a partially 3D printed engine nacelle, performed exactly as expected.

The F-35 Stealth Fighter’s Worst Enemy

What is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s biggest threat? Some analysts believe it’s the fifth-generation Russian PAK FA stealth fighter, and that country has built six prototypes of the jet.