Tag Archives: F-22

Syria remains the foremost proving ground for the world’s most powerful armed forces

by Paul Iddon For years now Syria has been the foremost proving ground for major military powers to test their equipment in real combat conditions. The first half of 2018 has proven no exception and in fact demonstrates that this … Continue reading

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The Deir ez-Zor incident and the need for a communications mechanism between the US and Syria

US coalition F-16 Fighting Falcon jet fighters and A-10 Thunderbolt II attack planes inadvertently killed scores, initial estimates range between 62 and 83, of Syrian Army soldiers in a bombing run against Islamic State (ISIS) on Saturday, prompting Russia to … Continue reading

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China’s Expert Fighter Designer Knows Jets, Avoids America’s Mistakes

by Robert Beckhusen There’s aircraft designers, and then there’s ace designers. There are thousands of engineers around the world producing planes, but ace designers only come along once every few decades. The United States had Kelly Johnson, the designer of … Continue reading

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Brainstorming the Fighter after Next

by DAVID AXE The general in charge of the U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command says he doesn’t know what the flying branch’s after-next jet fighter will look like. But he does know the Air Force will need a so-called … Continue reading

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Fixing Worn-Out Raptors at Hill Air Force Base

by DAVID AXE One hundred and eighty-five. That’s it. That’s the most Lockheed F-22 Raptor stealth fighters the U.S. Air Force will ever possess after production ended earlier this year. The Air Force actually procured 195 F-22s starting in the … Continue reading

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F-15s Still Kick Ass

by DAVID AXE America’s main air-to-air fighter since the mid-1970s is still going strong. The F-15 Eagle, originally a McDonnell Douglas product, now built by Boeing, entered U.S. Air Force service in 1976. Today a force of some 250 F-15Cs … Continue reading

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Raptor Grounding Exposes Air Force Risk

by DAVID AXE For two months, the U.S. Air Force has been without its newest jet fighter. But the situation could be far worse — and likely will be in coming years as the Air Force trades the robustness of … Continue reading

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Neue Generation von Kampfflugzeugen: F-22 – Update 01

Dieser Artikel wurde ursprünglich am 12. Mai 2007 erstellt. Nach über 2 Jahren hat sich einiges um die Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor gewandelt. Wie ein Leser richtig beim Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightening II bemerkte, waren mit der Zeit Zahlen und … Continue reading

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