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Sierra Technical Unveils Fifth Generation Aerial Target Aircraft

Sierra Technical Unveils Fifth Generation Aerial Target Aircraft

Sierra Technical Services recently unveils ‘faster’ and ‘more maneuverable’ stealth UAV According to Flight global stealth UAV completed several ground tests, including an engine test run, on its Fifth Generation Aerial Target (5GAT) aircraft. The aircraft, which is powered by two General Electric J85 engines salvaged from retired Northrop T-38 Talon …

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Why F-22 Raptor Uses Rectangular Instead Of Circular Exhaust Nozzles

Why F-22 Raptor Uses Rectangular Instead Of Circular Exhaust Nozzels

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force. The prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, built most of the F-22’s airframe and weapons systems and conducted final assembly, while Boeing provided the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and …

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U.S. Air Force May Retire B-1B Lancer To Free Funds For New B-21 Raider

Boeing B-1B Lancer, serial # 86-0098, wearing 'Midnight Train' nose-art leads a trio of aircraft at the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Training Center Jan. 17, 2019, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. MROTC is a facility used for heavy aircraft maintenance in a public/private partnership between the Air Force and Boeing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

According to Flight Global, US Air Force (USAF) may retire a portion of its Boeing B-1B Lancer fleet in order to free funds for B-21 Raider. The B-1 is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system. The B-1B’s blended wing/body configuration, variable-geometry wings and turbofan afterburning engines, combine to provide long-range, …

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