Tag: aircraft

The Navy Will Be Getting 14 More F/A-18 That Will Fly through 2040

The Navy budget gives the service its long-sought after F/A-18 Super Hornet increase by adding 14 fighters and more than $1 billion in procurement funds – all as part of a sweeping effort to increase the F-18 fleet size, meet mission requirements, accommodate new technologies and ultimately fly alongside the F-35C through the 2040s. Given […]

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Crazy videos show the A-10 Warthog doing what it does best

A-10 Thunderbolt II, yang dikenal sebagai Warthog, sangat populer – sangat populer. Ini sangat populer dengan pasukan darat, karena Warthog memberi mereka dukungan udara yang dekat saat mereka  terjepit  atau  menggunakan acar . Pilot A-10 sering dianggap berbeda dari pilot tempur lainnya, dengan perspektif yang lebih mirip kekuatan darat yang sering mereka lindungi. Itu sebabnya […]

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How the Air Force Could Fly the F-22 Raptor Until 2060

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 the […]

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Is This the Real ‘F-52’ Fighter?

President Donald Trump recently told reporters that the United States had delivered the F-52 to Norway. The statement was obviously a mistake; there is no such thing as an F-52 yet. The aircraft only exists in the context of a video game called “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare”—however, there was once a real world concept […]

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The USAF Has a Plan to Guarantee the F-22 Dominates the Skies Until 2045

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 radar and avionics, faster computer processors and greatly enhanced weapons technology, service officials said. The acquisition strategy, called Raptor Agile Capability Release (RACR), is led by Air Force Secretary […]

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US Bombers Appear to Be Readying for Tactical Nuke Strike on N. Korea

The US has been quietly amassing firepower in the Pacific during a lull in tensions with North Korea, but recent developments on an under-the-radar nuclear weapon suggest preparation for a potential tactical nuclear strike. The US recently sent B-2 stealth bombers to Guam, where they joined B-1 and B-52s, the other bombers in the US’s fleet. […]

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The U.S. Air Force Is Quietly Cutting A-10s

The U.S. Congress wants to keep the A-10 Warthog attack jet flying. The U.S. Air Force, not so much. Lawmakers have repeatedly demonstrated their commitment to maintaining a dedicated ground-attack aircraft and, more importantly, an effective close air support capability. They have done so through legislation in successive National Defense Authorizations Acts since 2013. In […]

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The US Military just majorly stepped up nuclear bomber deployments to Guam

The US deployed every type of strategic and nuclear-capable bomber to Guam amid soaring tensions between the Washington and Pyongyang in a move sure to rattle North Korea. The B-1B Lancer bomber, the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, and the B-52H – the workhorse bomber that dropped tens of thousands of tons of munitions on North […]

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The USAF Solidifies Options for B-52 Bombers Engine Replacement

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has laid out three potential plans for replacing the B-52’s engines, a key step for keeping its oldest bomber in service into the 2050s. For almost two decades, the Air Force has studied whether and how to replace the B-52’s Pratt & Whitney TF33-PW-103 engines, eight of which have powered […]

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The Air Force secretary just gave the A-10 Warthog a boost

After years of speculation surrounding the fate of the A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” — and amid compounding budget pressures — the Air Force’s beloved light attack aircraft just picked up a major boost from current Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Dec. 11, the former Air […]

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The F-35 Is Almost Ready to Attack from Aircraft Carriers

Being engineered for a carrier, the F-35C’s 51-foot wingspan is larger than the Air Force’s F-35A and Marine Corps’ F-35B short take-off-and-landing variants. The fighter is configured to carry 19,000 pounds of fuel and 18,000 pounds of weapons. It can fire two AIM-120 air-to-air missiles and two 2,000-pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions. The F-35C can […]

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There's One Reason the A-10 Warthog is Irreplaceable

There’s One Reason the A-10 Warthog is Irreplaceable

No matter how advanced smart bombs get, and no matter how stealthy and quick an aircraft can become, the A-10 has one factor that guarantees it can never truly be replaced: its gun. These days, pretty much any warplane can drop guided munitions with pinpoint accuracy, but what makes the A-10 so special is one […]

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