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NEWS ROUNDUP!: SEPTEMBER 10th, 2012

CHINESE FLANKERS TURN BEIGE Apparently China has painted up a portion of their Flanker fleet in a desert camouflage which looks similar to the recent Moroccan F-16 scheme. The shot was posted over at Alert5 and looks to be originally … Read the rest of this entry

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FIFTH GENERATION FIRST DROPS & LAUNCHES: F-35 DROPS A 1,000lb JDAM & SUPERSONIC F-22 FIRES AIM-9X

America is knee deep in 5th generation fighter test and evaluation endeavors and both events are great news for their perspective programs.

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GREAT DAY OVER AT THE DEW LINE: TOP GUN & THE F-35, RAPTOR DEATH SENTENCES!

Stephen Trimble has two great posts today over at Flightglobal’s DEW Line blog. First is some inside info that apparently everyone’s favorite pint-sized Naval Aviator, Maverick, played by Tom Cruise, will be the leading role in the mysterious Top Gun … Read the rest of this entry

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AIM-9X SIDEWINDER IS A NASTY LITTLE SERPENT!

Unreal, watch the last engagement, that Phantom is 90′ off the nose, pulling hard and spewing BOL IR flares and it just gets spanked…

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Iraqi F-16IQ’s Will Not Be Delivered With AIM-9Xs Or AIM-120 AMRAAMs

In the works for a long time, Iraq will finally purchase 18 F-16C Block 50/52s, these aircraft will be known as the F-16IQ. What is interesting is that they will be getting the semi-active homing AIM-7F Sparrow and AIM-9L/M sidewinder missiles with their … Read the rest of this entry

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AIM-9X BLOCK II ON ITS WAY TO INTRODUCTION INTO THE FLEET

The Block II Super-Sidewinder is really a major upgrade to an already fantastic missile. The datalink alone will give the AIM-9X incredible cueing after launch capability, which is key in making the best use of the F-35’s Distributive Aperture System (basically 360 FLIR with … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35: IF MANEUVERABILITY IS IRRELEVANT WHY DO WE NEED A FIGHTER AT ALL?

The F-35s Distributive Aperture System (DAS) is amongst its strongest attributes. It makes sense that it could cue High-Off-Bore-Sight (HOBS) missiles to their targets via data-link,  without the launching aircraft needing to turn almost at all. In other words, at the merge, … Read the rest of this entry

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