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Here’s How A-12 Oxcart Created Plasma Stealth By Burning Cesium-Laced Fuel

Here’s How A-12 Oxcart Created Plasma Stealth By Burning Cesium-Laced Fuel

An air-to-air left front view of an A-12 aircraft. Credits: U.S.Air Force – Defense Visual Information Center  Lockheed’s A-12 Oxcart was the spy plane which the company developed for the Central Intelligence Agency The predecessor to the U.S. Air Force’s iconic SR-71 Blackbird – was extremely high- and fast-flying, but also incorporated …

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French Air Force Performs First Operational Flight With A Rafale Equipped With Live METEOR BVRAAM Missiles

French Air Force Performs First Operational Flight With A Rafale Equipped With Live METEOR BVRAAM Missiles

The first operational flight of a Rafale with a Meteor last week. (Photo: Armée de l’Air et de l’Espace) on Mar. 4, 2021, French Air Force declared the Meteor Beyond Visual Range (BVR) radar-guided air-to-air missile operational after the first operational flight with a live missile. The aircraft, a Rafale …

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66 Years Ago Today Two Airforce Pilots Broke The Speed Record From Los Angeles to New York

66 Years Ago Today Two Airforce Pilots Broke The Speed Record From Los Angeles to New York

Col. Robert R. Scott waves from the cockpit of his Republic F-84F Thunderstreak after completing a record-breaking transcontinental flight, 9 March 1955. (AP Photo) 66 years ago today two air force pilots from Des Moines broke the speed record from Los Angeles to New York, making a nonstop flight in …

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UK Likely To Buy Only 48 Out Of 138 F-35B Stealth Fighter To Fund Tempest Fighter Jet Programme

UK Likely To Buy Only 48 Out Of 138 F-35B Stealth Fighter To Fund Tempest Fighter Jet Programme

An F-35B is displayed with Spear, ASRAAM and Meteor missiles, with the Tempest mock-up in the background. (photo: RAF Marham) The United Kingdom Armed Forces brace themselves for the government’s next defense review, signs point to significant cuts to the Royal Air Force and the British Army, including a potential …

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Indian Armed Forces Finally Agree To Procure 30 Armed Drones From US For $3 Billion

Indian Armed Forces Finally Agree To Procure 30 Armed Drones From US For $3 Billion

An Air Force MQ-9A Reaper taxis in preparation for a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The MQ-9A’s primary mission is a hunter-killer against emerging targets to achieve joint force commander objectives. (Air Force Photo) The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is preparing to acquire 30 General Atomics MQ-9B Guardian …

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