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Scorpion light attack aircraft made its first flight

Hopefully Scorpion light attack December 12, 2013 completed the first flight, said the South American consortium Textron AirLand. The plane took off from the airfield U.S. Air Force base, «McConnell» in Wichita Kansas. In total, the first flying gunship, a recognized best, lasted 1.4 hours, reports Lenta.ru.   Aircraft operated test pilot Dan Hinson, who said that, the flight was absolutely in accordance with the plan. The main purpose of the first flight was to test the Scorpion maneuvering characteristics and maneuverability at low speeds, especially when landing.   Other details not specified tests gunship. In the next test will

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«Gripen» increase the possibility of defense BRAZIL

Test group of 2-pilots and the Brazilian Air Force engineer checked about 400 control Fri / points on the Swedish fighter Gripen D, aereo.jor.br reported March 13. Each test flight was achieved from 50 to 80 points — estimated takeoff run and run, different modes of operation, the transition to landing glideslope and landing properties onboard systems. The same tests were performed on rivals Rafale and F-18, all of which tested a separate team of pilots and engineers. Volume was 121 technical report that 28 and more than thousand pages. As you know, during the contest winner was Gripen

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PENTAGON ANNOUNCES DATES adopting a all three versions of the F-35

The Pentagon announced that the F-35B fighter aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps will gain initial combat readiness in December 2015, F-35A for the Air Force in December 2016, F-35C carrier-based aircraft for the Navy in February 2019, Defense News reported May 31.   Gaining status initial alert comes after childbirth when these troops will be formed by a single squadron drill with quite qualified personnel and equipment, providing application fighters in hostilities. Number of fighter squadron ILC is 10 machines, Air Force — 12 Navy — 10.   U.S. plans to purchase a total difficulties fighter 2443 3 variants,

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Damascus acquires new MiGs

Our homeland will put the government of Bashar Assad modern fighters Moscow is the Syrian delegation. In the midst of discussion with the management of RF issues — supply weapons to Syria. Correspondents weekly «MIC» report to: CEO RAC «MiG» Sergei Korotkov told reporters in Lukhovitsy that refers to the purchase of more than 10 fighters MiG-29M/M2 functional, and our party will satisfy the request of the official Damascus.                                                              

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Fighter F-35 «Lightning II» will be operated in the United States in 2015

Operation Strike Fighter fifth-generation F-35 «Lightning II» will begin in the U.S. Armed Forces in December 2015. It was announced by the U.S. Defense Department. The relevant notice it sent to the U.S. Congress As explained Pentagon in December 2015 applying the F-35 is scheduled to begin in the United States Marine Corps (variant F-35B). Then in December 2016, this plane will arrive on Air Force (version F-35A), and in February 2019 — the Naval Forces (variant F-35C). In total, the U.S. military wants to buy a 2443 fighter-bombers, F-35, the corporation’s products «Lockheed Martin» (Lockheed Martin). The creation of

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Why does the U.S. continue to design the F-35?

On the last day of spring the South American Defense Ministry published the latest information about the project Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. Plans to implement this programmki recently been revised and some time moved to the left. So, in December 2015 will be formed the first squadron of 12-24 aircraft F-35A. With this programm reaches the stage of IOC (Initial operational capability — «Initial operational readiness») and the U.S. Air Force to eventually appear first efficient division, armed with new fighters. This news can be interpreted in different ways, but the main conclusion imposes itself. After many years of

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WAR IN SYRIA AND fifth-generation fighter

Independent professional in the industry of national security Lauren Thompson (Loren Thompson) published June 3 in the online version of Forbes magazine article, «The war in Syria indicates why the U.S. needs a fighter fifth generation» (War In Syria Highlights Why US Needs Fifth-Gen Fighters ).   … U.S. and its allies may impose a no-fly zone over Syria, as they did during the wars in Iraq and Libya, and this underlines the importance of having the opportunity to «robust» fighter fifth generation. At the moment, the U.S. Air Force and its allies equipped fighters of the previous generation, which

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The Chinese delegation will assess the Su-35

Presentable Chinese delegation will hold talks in Moscow on the purchase of new functional Russian Su-35 fighters and get acquainted with aerobatic capabilities of this machine in Kubinka near Moscow, where they will be organized on Wednesday a special demo flights, told «Interfax» on Tuesday, a source in the structures associated with arms exports. «Russian and Chinese spices started consultations on the supply of the Chinese Air Force advanced functional Su-35 fighters. In the current time in Moscow is the Chinese delegation, which acquainted with aircraft performance characteristics of the aircraft, will have a look at his flight and will

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In Lukhovitsy presented the new MiG-35

In June 2013 Russian company «MiG» must sign a contract with the Ministry of Defence to supply new features of the MiG-35. For three years scheduled for release almost 30 such aircraft. New company is ready to fight funny day and NIGHT MODE immediately hunt down up to 30 targets and 6 storm of them. Recently the MiG-35 is presented in Lukhovitsy near Moscow. New multi-purpose fighter, the MiG-35 was taxiing to the runway. Small run, luxury takeoff and descent for a small climb — «loop», «barrel», aerobatics. Behind the wheel — CEO of «MiG» Sergey Korotkov, second pilot —

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Reconnaissance aircraft «Boeing» made its first flight

Boeing has completed the first flight of the modernized aircraft Beechcraft King Air 350ER in the intelligence embodiment EMARSS (enhanced medium altitude reconnaissance and surveillance system — extended medium-reconnaissance and surveillance system), reports flightglobal.com June 4.   The flight lasted four hours has been audited by different systems without using a complicated set of sensors.   «Boeing» builds first four aircraft of this version, the total number created for the U.S. Army vehicles will reach 12 units.   King Air 350ER EMARSS were designed to change the 200 aircraft electronic reconnaissance RC-12, which are extensively used in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

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