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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