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First flight for Northrop T-X?

Unconfirmed reports overnight that Northrop Grumman’s T-X candidate made its maiden flight yesterday (August 24). The flight … Read More

DT-III ramps up weapons testing

The ongoing DT-III carrier embark for the Lockheed Martin F-35C is ramping up with external stores carriage. In our forthcoming October … Read More

SDB and VX-9 feature in new F-35 trials

The F-35 Integrated Test Force (ITF) has revealed details of new weapons trials related to new Block 3F software. The Edwards ITF recently … Read More

Boeing issues ‘sneak peek’ of T-X

T-X is ramping up fast!! With Northrop Grumman’s ‘clean sheet’ design having broken cover on Friday, today Boeing … Read More

T-X contenders — balancing credibility with capability

Last Friday, Northrop Grumman’s T-X ‘clean sheet’ design broke cover at the Scaled Composites test site at Mojave, … Read More

Northrop Grumman’s T-X breaks cover

Images have appeared on social media of what appears to be Northrop Grumman’s ‘clean sheet’ T-X trainer design. The … Read More

Boeing receives KC-46 production contract

Boeing was awarded a $2.8bn contract for Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) of the KC-46A Pegasus tanker on August 18. The award includes … Read More

UK ASRAAM contract for F-35

The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a £184-million contract for ASRAAM air-to-air missiles (AAMs) to arm the F-35B … Read More

New ‘Viper’ CAS squadron for Nellis

Air Combat Command (ACC) is making plans to establish a new, dedicated, Close Air Support (CAS) F-16 squadron at Nellis AFB, Nevada, … Read More

LM opens Greenville T-X site

Lockheed Martin has announced that it officially opened its Advanced Pilot Training (APT) facility in Greenville, South Carolina, on … Read More

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September 2016The September issue of Combat Aircraft goes behind the scenes on the UK deployment of F-35Bs and USAF F-35As for the Royal International Air Tattoo, with exclusive imagery.<br><br>We also detail the USAF’s move to initial operating capability for the F-35A and what was involved.<br><br>With the world focus on the Farnborough International Airshow in July, we bring you all the stories, including Raytheon’s look at its T-X contender for the USAF.<br><br>The latest Eurofighter Typhoon configuration with new weapons is also detailed, as is a look at the Brazilian Army Aviation assets that are defending the Olympic Games in Rio. Plus the second part of our ‘Flanker’ family rundown, a look at the Tornado Masters of No XV(Reserve) Squadron and a farewell to the French Navy’s Super Etendard.<br>

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