US Air Force spends $1.2B to replace its Cold War-era E-3 Sentry AWACS fleet.
This post comes from Interesting Engineering. “According to an official press release, Boeing has been awarded a $1.2 billion contract by the US Air Force to develop new variants of the company’s E-7 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft to replace America’s Cold War fleet of 31 E-3 “Sentry” AWACS early warning aircraft. The E-3 “Sentry,” based on the Boeing 707, entered service in 1977 and became part of the air fleets of the United States,...
U.S. Navy Submarine Force Could Sink The Chinese Fleet And Save Taiwan, But At The Cost Of A Quarter Of Its Boats!
This posts comes from Forbes Magazine online. “If and when China attacks Taiwan, the U.S. Navy’s submarines could be the first defenders to take shots at the Chinese invasion fleet. How many Chinese ships the American attack boats can sink, and how quickly, could make all the difference in the apocalyptic “ultra-mega” war, to borrow a phrase from Ian Easton, an analyst with the Virginia-based Project 2049 Institute. A successful U.S. submarine campaign could help bring the war to a swift end,...
US could have new radars on its F-35s that other countries don't!
The F-35 Lightning II stealth aircraft used by the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps is set to get a new radar system called the AN/APG-85 as part of the planned upgrades, The War Zone reported. The upgrades could be completed before the end of this decade. The AN/APG-85 radar was mentioned a few times last year and surprisingly remained under the radar for most of the year as it was dismissed as a typo. The radar nomenclature began doing rounds again last month when the U.S. Air Force...
B-2 bombers undertook an elephant walk to showcase American strategic deterrence!
This post comes from Interesting Engineering.com. ” “An elephant walk is a common part of airpower exercises by the U.S. military, but when undertaken properly, it never fails to impress. This is particularly true of the eight B-2 Spirit stealth bombers that took to the runway at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, during the Spirit Vigilance 22 training exercise, according to a report by The Drive published on Tuesday.” Click here to read the rest of this article.
China accelerates 'Mighty Dragon' stealth fighter production to counterbalance US supremacy.
This post comes from Interesting Engineering.com.”China has accelerated its Mighty Dragon, J-20 stealth fighter jet production at top-notch manufacturing facilities in the country to match the U.S.’s air-power technology in the region. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is utilizing “world-class” pulsating production lines to hasten the delivery of its advanced fighter jets, according to Chinese military insiders and defense experts, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported...
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