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Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor is America’s Air Superiority Fighter (updated 2012)

The Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation supermaneuverable fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. It was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but has additional capabilities that include ground attack, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence roles. … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: U.S.A.F.to step up “SPACE-JUNK” tracking

The Air Force will improve its ability to track space junk later this year when airmen begin using a new suite of equipment to help them watch it all, Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said last week. Schwartz said … Continue reading

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Red Bull Stratos 2012 will break the world’s record of man’s highest free fall at about 120,000 feet high

Renowned skydiving athlete Felix Baumgartner (multiple World Award Winner Nominee) is being sponsored by Red Bull to break the world record by jumping free fall at least 120,000 feet above the earth; that’s higher than Lockheed’s U2 spyplane (85,000 feet) … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: US Space Plane Reaches Milestone of 1 year of Operation in orbit

The US Air Force’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle has just recently passed a significant milestone: the vehicle has been operating in space for over a year now. Little is known about its classified duties, other than that it has a … Continue reading

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Iran’s allies China and Russia likely to assist with reverse engineering of downed U.S. drone

Prepare the dissection table. Iran says it’s planning to disassemble its prized acquisition: a CIA-operated drone that apparently crashed in its territory. Its goal: to learn how the drone, apparently a stealth RQ-170 Sentinel, evades radar and how its top-secret … Continue reading

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VIDEO: F22-Raptor Takeoff w/ Afterburners

Be prepared to be impressed (for real)    

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The US Air Force extends mission for the X-37B Space plane; Landing Date TBD

The US Air Force is extending the mission of an experimental robotic space plane that’s been circling the Earth for the last nine months. The pilotless X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which looks like a miniature version of the space shuttle, … Continue reading

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Air Force announces F-22’s authorized to fly again

(SEP20, 2011) Air Force officials had eagerly telegraphed the announcement, and now it’s out: The F-22 fleet has been cleared to return to flight status, although engineers still do not have a permanent answer for the oxygen system problems that … Continue reading

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USAF BLU-109 Bunker Buster | Military.com

Test footage of the BLU-109 hardened penetration bomb used by the USAF. It is designed to smash through concrete shelters and other hardened structures before exploding. The BLU-109 has a 25mm thick steel casing, filled with 240 kg of Tritonal. … Continue reading

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