USAF looking at switching ejection seat vendor for F-35A

Posted in Air Force on June 25th, 2016 Be the first to comment

The U.S. Air Force confirmed with Defense News that it has sent a letter to the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) to inquire on the cost and challenges of switching the default Martin-Baker ejection seat to the ACES 5.


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Mi-14 getting new depth charge

Posted in Industry, Navy on June 25th, 2016 Be the first to comment

The new Russian Zagon-2 depth charge is being integrated on the Mi-14 anti-submarine helicopter, Techmash Concern’s CEO Sergei Rusakov told RIA Novosti.

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By Pokazylotniczepl (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Qatar is newest operator of PAC Super Mushshak

Posted in Air Force, Industry on June 25th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Pakistan has managed to export its PAC Super Mushshak basic trainer to Qatar. The contract was signed recently in Doha.

Pakistan MFI-17 Super Mushshak Ryabtsev
By Sergey Ryabtsev [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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F-35A’s 8:0 kill ratio against F-15E

Posted in Air Force on June 24th, 2016 4 Comments

A U.S. Air Force infographic on the F-35A’s deployment to Mountain Home Air Force Base revealed that the jet scored a 8:0 kill ratio against the F-15E during mock air combat.

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U.S. Air Force graphic by Melissa E. Walther
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This September, the F-35 will attempt to take out threat with SM-6

Posted in Air Defense, Navy on June 24th, 2016 Be the first to comment

This September, the U.S. Navy plans to conduct a live-fire test at at White Sands Missile Range whereby a F-35 provide sensor data in order for a SM-6 anti-air missile to destroy its target.

SM-6 Eram June 2014
By U.S. Navy photo/Released (http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=180264) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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