Category Archives: Military Aircraft

Air Force could recall up to 1,000 retired pilots after Trump order

Air Force

October 22, 2017  FoxNews

The Air Force could recall up to 1,000 retired pilots after President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at addressing what the Pentagon has described as an “acute shortage of pilots.” Continue reading Air Force could recall up to 1,000 retired pilots after Trump order

Air Force preparing B-52 bombers for 24-hour alert status

Gen. Goldfein

October 22, 2017  FoxNews

The U.S. Air Force is preparing to place its fleet of nuclear-armed B-52 bombers on 24-hour alert for the first time since 1991 amid escalating tensions with North Korea, the military branch’s chief of staff said in a report Sunday. Continue reading Air Force preparing B-52 bombers for 24-hour alert status

Italian Facility Unveils First Foreign-Made USAF F-35B Fighter

USAF F-35B Fighter Jet

May 26, 2017  InHomelandSecurity.com

An Italian facility has unveiled the first Short Take-Off/Vertical Landing version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet to be assembled outside the United States, Lockheed Martin  reports. Continue reading Italian Facility Unveils First Foreign-Made USAF F-35B Fighter

Here’s how the F-35 stacks up to Russia and China’s 5th-generation aircraft

Military AircraftF-35 Lightning

February 23, 2017     businessinsider.com

As the US starts to forward-deploy more of its F-35 Lightning, China and Russia have been putting the finishing touches on their own batches of fifth-generation aircraft — and they all express vastly different ideas about what the future of air combat will look like. Continue reading Here’s how the F-35 stacks up to Russia and China’s 5th-generation aircraft

How F-35A fighter pilots are harnessing high-tech ‘see-through’ helmets

F-35A Lighting II

Published August 19, 2016  FoxNews

The F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System, made by Rockwell Collins, lets pilots “see-through” their fifth-generation fighter jets. Like the new F-35A Lighting II, the helmet takes technology to an entirely new level and introduces a host of new capabilities. Continue reading How F-35A fighter pilots are harnessing high-tech ‘see-through’ helmets