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| Friday September 22, 2017
 
Aerobotix Develops F-22 Engine Coating Restoration Tech Under AF SBIR Program
Aerobotix has developed a robotic technology for U.S. Air Force aircraft maintenance personnel to restore coatings on F-22 engine inlets as part of a $1.5 million Small Business Innovation Research contract.

The Phase II SBIR contract awarded to Aerobotix supports the efforts of Air Force Research Laboratory and the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center to increase the efficiency of the F-22 robotic intake coating restoration process, the service bra...  

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29-03-2017  |  comments (0)  |  react  |  link


Pilots Welcome AIM9X on F-22 Raptor
U.S. Air Force F-22 pilots said they’re excited the stealthy fifth-generation fighter jets are now armed with the new AIM-9X sidewinder missile.

Already on the F-15, F-16, F/A-18 and other fighter and attack aircraft since the 2000s, the AIM-9X was integrated in the Raptor fleet only last year.

 

The 9X Block 1 version of the dual-use, infrared missile is “a dram...  continue»

28-03-2017  |  comments (0)  |  react  |  link



Wilkes-Barre/Scranton airport Airshow tickets online March 31st
Tickets for the revived local air show go on sale online next Friday at 1 p.m.

The tickets will be available on the air show website, nepairshow.com. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and officials plan to announce other ways to buy tickets later.

Airp...  continue»

25-03-2017  |  comments (0)  |  react  |  link



Joint Base Langley-Eustis host for Atlantic Trident 2017 exercise
U.S. Air Force Airmen will partner with the Royal Air Force and the French Air Force for a second trilateral exercise beginning April 12 through April 28, 2017, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

Atlantic Trident 2017, hosted by the 1st Fighter Wing, focuses on air operations in a highly contested operational environment through a variety of complex, simulated adversary scenarios. The goal of the exercise is to enhance interoperability thr...  continue»

24-03-2017  |  comments (0)  |  react  |  link





Air Force considering to Retire the F-15C/D Fighter in Mid-2020s
The Air Force is looking at possible plans to retire the F-15C/D Eagle as early as the mid-2020s, officials told lawmakers Wednesday.

While the decision would mean divesting an entire aircraft class, officials said the F-15 capability would be replaced by the F-16 Fighting Falcon, a potential cost-saving measure that would allow pilots to train on fewer platforms.

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22-03-2017  |  comments (0)  |  react  |  link



AF Test Center commander visits new F-22 facilities
Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, dropped by the 411th Flight Test Squadron March 16 as part of his monthly visits with different units on Edwards.

The general was accompanied by Col. Scott Cain, 412th Operations Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Lantagne, AFTC command chief. 

 

Harris met with members of the 411th FLTS workforce who are responsible ...  continue»

16-03-2017  |  comments (0)  |  react  |  link



Lockheed Martin awarded 40M contract to recoat Air Force F-22 Raptors
The Lockheed Martin Corporation has received a $40 million contract modification to strip and recoat the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor Fleet. Lockheed will strip and recoat the stealth fighter jets. Completion of the job is expected on June 20, 2019.

Lockheed established an F-22 Inlet Coating Repair Speedline facility in Marietta, Georgia, last August under an Air Force contract. The first F-22 arrived there in November, according to Lockheed Martin. 

 

The original c...  continue»

15-03-2017  |  comments (0)  |  react  |  link



LO technicians keep pilots undetected, alive
F-22 Raptor and F-35A Lightning II pilots may take the reins of their respective aircraft; however, it takes preparation from outside the cockpit to get them where they need to go undetected.

Low observable technology, according to Senior Airman Joshua Moon, a 192nd Fighter Wing LO aircraft structures technician, enhances the multi-role fighter’s stealth capability an important asset in any contingency and at U.S. Air Force train...  continue»

17-02-2017  |  comments (0)  |  react  |  link



Red Flag 17-1 kicks off at Nellis AFB
The U.S. Air Force’s three-week premier air-to-air combat training exercise, Red Flag 17-1, began today and will conclude on Feb. 10.

Due to this, base officials want to remind southern Nevada residents that they may notice increased military aircraft activity.

 

Aircraft will depart from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada twice a day to participate in joint and ...  continue»

23-01-2017  |  comments (0)  |  react  |  link



Tyndall Airmen participate in Sentry Savannah 16-3
Tyndall Airmen participated in Sentry Savannah 16-3 at Savannah Air National Guard Base July 26 - Aug. 5 2016.

Sentry Savannah is the Air National Guard’s largest fighter integration, air-to-air training exercise with both fourth and fifth-generation aircraft.

 

During Team Tyndall’s time at Sentry Savannah, Airmen from the...  continue»

04-08-2016  |  comments (0)  |  react  |  link



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