Air-to-Air Combat




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F-35 Tested in Extreme Weather Conditions

The Pentagon’s F-35 Lightning II has been test-flying in extreme heat, artic cold, rain, humidity, ice and desert winds in a specially engineered climactic laboratory…


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Navy Expands Use of SM-6 Missile

The Navy is massively expanding its planned use of the Standard Missile-6, a new high-tech ship-launched surface-to-air missile that can destroy enemy missiles, aircraft and…


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Osprey Aircraft Test-Fire Rockets and Missiles

Bell Boeing recently test fired laser-guided rockets from the V-22 Osprey aircraft in a series of mock combat demonstrations at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., showing…



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Bell Touts New Tilt-Rotor High-Speed Helicopter

Bell Helicopter is beginning to manufacture parts for its new V-280 Valor tilt-rotor aircraft, a next-generation helicopter being developed as part of the Army’s Joint…



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U.S. Makes Deal for 71 More JSFs

The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin have reached an agreement for the next two F-35 Lightning II aircraft production contracts, called Low-Rate Initial Production, or LRIP…



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Congress orders F-35 Software Plan

Congress ordered the Pentagon to establish an independent team consisting of subject matter experts to review the development of software for the Joint Strike Fighter…




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Navy Wants More GD Super Computers

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $19.3 million contract to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems to produce Type-3 advanced mission computers for the F/A-18E/F and…


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Iran’s new stealth jet, or is it?

Iran wants you to believe that it has a new stealth fighter with all the bells and whistles to compete with the U.S. military’s F-22…


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Air-to-Air Warfare Isn’t Dead

A couple of items involving Russian defense procurement lately caught our eye here at the DT World Headquarters.  UPI ran this item a few days…


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IDF mum on stolen F-16 engines

An Israel Defense Forces spokesman says military police are investigating the theft of F-16 engines from an IDF base and will pass along their findings…


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China flies newest stealth fighter

Photos of China’s latest stealth fighter, the J-31, started appearing across aviation blogs in early October. Then reports surfaced that the J-31, built by the…