September 25, 2017

F-35A Altitude Restrictions Lifted

F-35A Altitude Restrictions

The Air Force is lifting its altitude flight restriction for F-35A Joint Strike Fighters at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.

History Made Aboard the USS Ford

F/A-18

The USS Gerald R. Ford made history last week with the successful landing and launching of aircraft from VX-23 using the Advanced Arresting Gear and Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System.

1st Japanese-Built F-35A Unveiled

1st Japanese-Built F-35A Unveiled

What’s different about the Japan’s fifth F-35A fighter jet? While that country’s first four planes were delivered from Lockheed Martin’s Dallas/Fort Worth factory, this is the first Japanese built F-35A.

Navy Sends Congress Its $5.3B Wish List

Super Hornet F18

The Navy wants an extra $5.3B and the Air Force wants an extra $10.7B for planes, ships, missiles, and other smaller projects that did not make it into their 2018 budget requests.

Trump: Ditch EMALS Catapult System

Trump : Ditch New Catapult Launch System

President Trump said the Navy should abandon its plans for electromagnetic catapults — the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, or EMALS — for carrier aviation and return to the steam-powered launch and recovery system.

Deadliest Aircraft in Pentagon’s Arsenal?

E-6 Mercury Deadliest Aircraft in Pentagon's Arsenal

Don’t be deceived by the appearances of the E-6 Mercury. Though the Mercury doesn’t carry any weapons of its own, it might be in a sense the deadliest aircraft operated by the Pentagon.