F-35 Lightning II Flight Test Update 5
14 July 2011
Since early March 2011, the program has completed more than 200 additional flights and, as of late June, had surpassed 1,400 flight hours and 1,000 total flights.
26 June 2011
The Turkish Air Force celebrated the centennial of its air force in 2011 with the creation of an F-16 demonstration team called Solo Turk.
24 June 2011
The US Navy retired the S-3 from fleet service in 2009, but a trio of Vikings has found a new home at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Through The Canopy Glass
22 June 2011
The Advanced Canopy Mapper is a required stop for every canopy before it is installed on an F-35 Lightning II.
8 June 2011
Global commerce is driving development -- and production -- of a family of large cargo-carrying hybrid airships. The Skunk Works is developing a three-variant family of airships for commericial and military applications.
Unmanned, Virtually Unlimited
6 April 2011
The Skunk Works is responsible for a number of unmanned vehicles that vary in size and mission with capabilities that range from hypersonic speeds to loitering quite literally for years.
F-35 Lightning II Flight Test Update 4
22 March 2011
As of mid-March, the five F-35Bs flying at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, have completed a total of 316 flights and seventy-three vertical landings.
Super Hustler, FISH, Kingfish, And Beyond (Part 1: Super Hustler)
15 March 2011
The Cold War provided the context for most military projects in the late 1950s, and the Super Hustler was no exception.
Meeting Of The Special Mission Minds
14 March 2011
Three Air Force Reserve Command units with atypical missions -- aerial firefighting, aerial spray, and tracking hurricanes -- meet for the first time.
Lockheed Martin Does Engines
28 February 2011
The company credited with designing, developing, and manufacturing the U-2 Dragon Lady, C-130 Hercules, C-5 Galaxy, and F-16 Fighting Falcon also maintains, repairs, overhauls, and tests the engines that power these aircraft.