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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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«Dry» announced superiority fighter Su-35 over the F-35 and Rafale

Flight tests of the new Russian Su-35 have shown that their technical features of the aircraft exceeds zabugornye major counterparts, including French Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon, as the South American F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and F-35 Lightning II. On Wednesday, April 4, according to a press release posted on the website of «Sukhoi».As noted on the website of «Sukhoi» Su-35 recently made its own 500th Flight Test Project applets which started back in 2008. Earlier it was reported that tests fighter must be completed within 2012. By 2015 Russian Air Force must be received 48 Su-35. 6

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Americans began TEST light attack SCORPION

The American company Textron start ground tests promising assault aircraft Scorpion, reports Flightglobal. Plane makes while jogging on the runway at the airport in Wichita businesses in Kansas and taxiing. After this step, test, Scorpion December 5, 2013 will perform the first flight. As expected, the attack will rise into the air from an air base «McConnell» U.S. Air Force in Kansas. Development Scorpion gunship conducted from April 2012 by Textron with AirLand Enterprises. The project also participates Cessna, assembles aircraft. Businesses want to offer a new attack in the U.S. Air Force as a deshevenky candidates available now assault

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STARTED FINAL ASSEMBLY OF THE 100th AND FIRST PLANE F-35 for the air base HATCH

In a press release, «Lockheed Martin» on July 25 reported that the plant in Fort Worth (Texas) started the final assembly of the 100th and the first F-35 aircraft that was created for the air base in the town Grendeyl flap, pcs . Arizona.   Ordinary plane takeoff and landing (CTOL), recognized as the AF-41, scheduled to arrive at an air base in the coming year. During the final assembly will be completed aircraft design, equipped with electronic and hydraulic systems. In addition, these systems will be tested in the process of testing the fuel system and the engine is

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DISCONTINUED F-22, it was a catastrophic mistake — ex-general USAF

Past Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force Michael Moseley (Michael Moseley, pictured), who left his post due to disagreements with the management of the Pentagon in 2009, as before said, that the termination of the serial production of fighter aircraft F-22 Raptor was a tragic mistake that has caused severe damage Security U.S. and its allies, reports janes.com December 5. «This decision was the wrong strategic decision over the past 20-25 years,» said the ex-general’s own during the first post-retirement public speech in Washington (DC). In 2008, the Ministry of Defence announced the decision to finish the creation

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CHINA FOCUS ON SURVEILLANCE aircraft airborne

Academician of Engineering Academy of China Wang Xiaomei said in an interview, «People’s Daily» that the subsequent generation of Chinese aircraft distant radar detection could eclipse all of its own foreign competitors, including American. What are the prospects of Chinese development in this area? Certainly, China reached the great success in developing their own aircraft distant radar detection. First attempt to make a similar aircraft based on outdated Russian bombers Tu-4 was undertaken in the late 1960s, but was unsuccessful. But in the 2000s, China has been able to make just three types of serial AWACS — KJ-200, KJ-2000 and

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BRAZIL moved TENDER F-X2 2013

The Brazilian Government has decided to move on in 2013 summarizing F-X2 tender for the supply of 36 new fighters, reports Defense News. Funds for the purchase of combat aircraft are not included in the military budget for the current year. Currently, the authorities have no winner of the tender. According to the source agency, the government wants to await the outcome of the U.S. presidential elections in November 2012, and after that decision will be made on the purchase order or other aircraft. In the Brazilian tender F-X2, Assessment administered in the past couple of years in the

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Air Carriers RUSSIA take DESTRUCTION

  Air Force planes distant Russian Tu-22M3 lured to destroy naval targets. As told to «News» source in the Main Command of the Russian Navy, distant bombers Tu-22M3 missile successfully hit the target during training exercises in the Northern Fleet. Now they return to fulfill one of the main problems for combat aircraft of this type — it is liquidation air enemy ships, aircraft carriers first.   — Previously, these planes were part of Naval Aviation Navy. But in 2011 they were transferred to the Air Force. Now the «land» Marine pilots began doing puzzles already in a new capacity,

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FIRST SERIAL RAFALE GOT RBE2 radar with active phased array

With a lag of the U.S. for more than 10 years, the first European fighter received radar with active phased array antenna. October 2, Dassault handed defense procurement Agency (DGA) French first production aircraft Rafale (serial number S137), kitted out with radar RBE2 active phased.   The aircraft will be used in the test center CEAM French Air Force in Mont-de-Marsan for operational evaluation of new radars. Step flight tests programmke radar development was completed.   Serial deliveries to combat units will begin no earlier than mid-2013. As reported by Dassault, will be delivered before five or six aircraft

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PROSPECTS AND PROBLEMS OF CHINESE MILITARY AVIATION INDUSTRY

  Despite the fact that many systemic problems continue to exert pressure on the development of China’s military aviation industry, this branch of the defense industry continues to modernize rapidly, writes researcher at the Institute of Defence and Strategic research Michael Rask (Michael Raska, Nanyang Technological Institute) October 18, on pages eurasiareview.com.   Over the past 10 years China’s military aviation industry has systematically reduced the technological gap with the advanced countries of the world. Occurrence of 2-latest-generation fighter — J-20 and J-21 — along with the modernization of the J-10 (pictured) and the J-11 indicates the country’s ability to

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