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China’s carrier-based FC-31 Stealth Fighter Makes First Flight

China's carrier-based FC-31 Stealth Fighter Makes First Flight

The first images of the carrier-borne FC-31 variant. (Image credit: Weibo via @Rupprecht_A) China’s next-generation aircraft carrier-based FC-31 Stealth fighter jet made its maiden flight recently, with unverified photos of the prototype warplane in the sky circulating on social media platforms. Two new variants of China’s stealth fighters have broken …

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Lockheed Martin Unveils New MC-145B Multi-Role Attack Aircraft

Lockheed Martin Unveils New MC-145B Multi-Role Attack Aircraft

Credits: Lockheed Martin Poland via Juliusz Sabak Lockheed Martin-owned PZL Mielec and US firm the Sierra Nevada (SNC) has unveiled the first prototype of MC-145B Multi-Role Attack Aircraft. The new MC-145B Special Operations Multi-Role Aircraft (SOMA) features multi-role strike capabilities. According to a company news release, MC-145B Soma is the …

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FLIR Video Shows SR-71 Blackbird Flying In Formation With F/A-18 Hornet

FLIR Video Shows SR-71 Blackbird Flying In Formation With F/A-18 Hornet

Credits: Russ Prechtl The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3-strategic reconnaissance aircraft remained the world’s fastest and highest-flying operational aircraft throughout its nearly 24-year career. From 80,000 feet, it could survey 100,000 square miles of Earth’s surface per hour. And in the off chance an enemy tried to shoot it down …

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