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F-35 Dogfight Debacle - What it Means and What it Doesn't

... against an F-16D in order to test the ability of the F-35 airframe to perform BFM - Basic Fighter Maneuvers - in a dynamic environment. Essentially, see how well the F-35 can turn, climb, dive, roll, and perform other maneuvers in order to shoot ...

Story - Colin - 07/06/2015 - 11:19 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

USMC F-35's Reach IOC This Summer

... current Block 2B software, the STOVL variant of the F-35 will be unable to use night vision, it won't carry more than 4 bombs or ... a upgraded Integrated Core Processor - the heart of the F-35's computer system. This upgrade should have a positive effect on some of ...

Story - Colin - 04/16/2015 - 09:07 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

A New F-35 Problem For This Week

... a report released by DefenseNews.com it looks like the F-35 may be much more dangerous for some pilots than others. The report ... all branches of the US military flying all variants of the F-35 to restrict pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the aircraft ...

Blog entry - Colin - 10/05/2015 - 09:36 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

A-10 Spared Indefinitely - For Now

... many have widely speculated on the superiority of the F-35 Lightning vs. the A-10 and other current CAS aircraft, one of their ... Despite their highly advanced avionics and sensors, the F-35, like the A-10, can be in only one place at one time. Currently, the ...

Story - Colin - 01/18/2016 - 09:18 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Fiscal 2017 Budget Proposal Has Some Big Changes for the USAF

... planned to coordinate with the A-10's replacement - the F-35 - so that there is no gap in the Close Air Support mission. In With ...

Blog entry - Colin - 02/22/2016 - 08:44 - 0 comments - 1 attachment

Defense Budget Woes...Again

... programs include not only the controversial ones (the F-35, for example), but also things like military housing, benefits, and other ...

Story - Colin - 03/19/2015 - 08:58 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

A-10 "Safe" for Another Year

... will be linked to both combat readiness, and keeping the F-35 fighter program on track and on budget. A Senate summary of the ... reductions in readiness or unacceptable delays in the F-35 activation program, he may authorize the Air Force to reduce flying hours ...

Story - Colin - 12/04/2014 - 15:55 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Luke Air Force Base

... The 56th FW is expected to transition from the F-16 to the F-35, however a date for the change has not been announced. Luke AFB also ...

Bases - admin - 02/09/2012 - 14:45 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Eglin Air Force Base

... 33rd Fighter Wing (F-35) 46th Test Wing (various; ...

Bases - admin - 02/07/2012 - 10:12 - 0 comments - 0 attachments