- Why 2K? It Just Is. // Armada International;Aug/Sep2002, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p96
Reports on the surpassing of the 2000th flight hour milestone by the U.S. Air Force-led F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base in California during the summer of 2002.
- Testing, Testing, Testing Puts F-22 Budget at Risk. Wall, Robert // Aviation Week & Space Technology;8/14/2000, Vol. 153 Issue 7, p24
Reports on the United States Air Force's review of the remainder of its F-22 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase to manage its test schedule. Congressionally imposed cap levied on the program; December 2005 in-service date for the F-22 stealth fighter; Problems that have...
- Air Force Chief Wants Faster F-35 Buy. Malenic, Marina // Defense Daily;5/20/2009, Vol. 242 Issue 35, p1
The article reports on Norton Schwartz, the U.S. Air Force chief of staff, who has said that the Air Force would prefer a more rapid production rate for the F-35 Lightening II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) to boost its tactical aircraft fleet before fourth-generation fighter jets begin retiring in...
- F-22 Flight Tests Paced By Aircraft Availability. Scott, William B. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;10/16/2000, Vol. 153 Issue 16, p53
Reports on the United States Air Force's plan to shorten its F-22 test program. Campaign to reduce combat performance goals to save testing time; Launch of AIM-120 drop tests by the F-22 Combined Test Force; Dedicated operational ad evaluation flights.
- JSF Jig. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;9/25/2006, Vol. 165 Issue 12, p40
The article focuses on the response of General T. Michael Moseley, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, to the tradeoffs between F-35 and F-22 production. Moseley said that the delay in first flight of the multinational F-35 Joint Strike Fighter should not affect Air Force's flight testing program.
- F-22A RAPTOR GOES OPERATIONAL. // Defense AT&L;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p93
The article reports that the U.S. Air Force's most advanced weapon F-22A Raptor is certified ready for operational use. Now homeland defense missions can be taken up by the F-22A Raptor. F-22A IOC has made available a mix of air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities to the warfighters. The IOC...
- Tom Cruise To Sponsor F-82? // Air Classics;Jun2006, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p10
Reports on the agreement reached between the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) and Tom Cruise that will see Cruise assume sponsorship of the CAF rare North American Aviation F-82B Twin Mustang. Significance of the deal for the survivability of the aircraft; Historical background of the Twin...
- History mystery. Dorr, Robert F. // Air Power History;Spring2000, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p66
Deals with the Soviet-built aircraft, MiG-21F-13 operated by the United States Air Force in the Have Doughnut program between January 23 and April 8, 1968. USAF officers' assessment of the aircraft; Smokeless engines of MiG-21 aircrafts; Examination of the bombers' countermeasures systems. ...
- While Waiting for Godot... Grant, Peter // Armada International;Jun/Jul2004, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p140
Focuses on upgrades applied to or required for specific in-service fighter aircraft. Upgrade pursued by the U.S. Air Force for its 15E Strike Eagles; Update on Canada's Boeing CF-188 A/B (CF-18) Hornet fleet; Agreement signed by Slovakia and the Russian government to upgrade its MiG-29 fighters.