F-35 Block 3F just one WDA event away from IOC

Posted in Air Force, Industry on August 20th, 2017 Be the first to comment

The F-35 Developmental Test team recently carried out a weapons delivery accuracy (WDA) surge as part of the development test of Block 3F software.

AF-6, Flt 517, LtCol Tucker "Cinco" Hamilton, WDA-306, Dual AIM-120 Live Fire, STR, 4 August 2017

AF-6, Flt 517, LtCol Tucker “Cinco” Hamilton, WDA-306, Dual AIM-120 Live Fire, STR, 4 August 2017


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First tactical configuration LRASM launch from B-1B

Posted in Air Force, Industry on August 20th, 2017 Be the first to comment

Lockheed Martin announced that the first tactical configuration Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) launch from a B-1B has taken place on Aug. 17.

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Documentary film on late Japanese ace Kaname Harada

Posted in Heritage on August 19th, 2017 Be the first to comment

A documentary film about the late Japanese fighter ace Kaname Harada is being screen at a theater in Nagano until Aug. 25.

Last joint mission for Luftwaffe Tornado and Holloman F-16

Posted in Air Force on August 19th, 2017 Be the first to comment

The Luftwaffe Tornado detachment at Holloman Air Force Base is winding down its operations there and a final joint mission with Holloman’s F-16 unit is flown on Aug. 17.

A German air force Tornado and an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 314th Fighter Squadron, fly in formation together during the last joint flying mission here at Holloman Air Force Base, Aug. 17, 2017. The GAF has entered its final stage of departure, however they will not complete their departure from Holloman AFB until mid 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Bradford "Emcon" Brizek)

A German air force Tornado and an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 314th Fighter Squadron, fly in formation together during the last joint flying mission here at Holloman Air Force Base, Aug. 17, 2017. The GAF has entered its final stage of departure, however they will not complete their departure from Holloman AFB until mid 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Bradford “Emcon” Brizek)

RAM Block 2B upgrade will allow missiles to talk to each other

Posted in Air Defense, Navy on August 19th, 2017 Be the first to comment

The RIM-116C Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2B upgrade will introduce an upgraded seeker and missile-to-missile link (MML) capability, Jane’s reported.

USS Carl Vinson conducts a live fire exercise. (30715776746)By Official U.S. Navy Page from United States of America (USS Carl Vinson conducts a live fire exercise.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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