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air forceHurricane Michael damaged seventeen F-22 jets

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There have been reports that up to 17 F-22 stealth fighters were damaged by Hurricane Michael. The Air Force continues to assess the potential damage to multiple F-22 Raptor fighter jets inflicted last week by Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air …

air forceAll F-35 stealth fighters are grounded after September crash

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The global fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35 combat jets have been temporarily grounded to investigate engine problems following a Marine Corps plane crash last month. Officials said the fleet of about 320 jets would undergo inspections over the next 48 …

air forceUS defense spending will surge past $1 trillion per year and get surprisingly little

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The US spends $890 billion on defense in 2019 . Continuing this rate of spending will mean the US Navy would shrink to 230 ships in 2047. Increasing costs for ships and planes and other military equipment cannot be contained. …

air force3D printing of multiple fuzes to choose how many parts of a bomb explode

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The Air Force Research lab is working on conventional explosive bombs with adjustable explosive force. Air Force Research Lab has over $5 billion per year in funding which is more than the $3.5 billion of funding for DARPA. 3D printing …

air forceGrowing US Air Force 24% by 2030 will cost $25+ billion per year

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For FY2018, the Air Force requested a top-line budget of $132.4 billion in Air Force-controlled funding that invests primarily in Airmen, readiness, nuclear deterrence operations, space and cyber capabilities, combat Air Forces and infrastructure. The US Air Force has requested …

air forceUS Air Force wants Cold War Scale Forces and Global Arms Race

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The Secretary of the US Air Force presented a plan to grow the Air Force from 312 squadrons today to 386 by 2030. This is 24% larger. The strategy is based on estimates of the expected threat by 2025 to …

air forceThe UK Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier has come to the US to test takeoff and landing of F-35B stealth fighters

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HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two new aircraft carriers for the British Navy, arrived at a US port on the way to F-35B stealth fighter tests. This was the first transatlantic trip for the 65,000 ton aircraft carrier. The …

air forceChina has fixed improved WS-15 engine so J-20 stealth fighter will start mass production

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The South China Morning Post reports that China has fixed the WS-15 engine problems which have delayed mass production of the J-20 stealth fighter. The WS-15 were largely related to blades overheating at top speeds. There have now been successful …

air forceLockheed proposes F-22 hybrid upgrade using mostly proven technology

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The F-22 is considered the best fighter in the world. It was cancelled after about 200 were built because of the cost to build them. However, the F-35 has turned out to be even more expensive for the first few …

air forceMajor F35 flaws are being hidden so they can claim development phase is done

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The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) obtained a document showing how F-35 officials are recategorizing—rather than fixing—major design flaws to be able to claim they have completed the program’s development phase without having to pay overruns for badly needed fixes. …