Fighter And Engine Demonstrators Planned For Pan-European FCAS Commented on: 1 day ago (June 15, 2019)

The political landscapes in France the UK and Germany are very different though. France and the UK export weapons with the expectation that the customer might actually have to use them. Germany...

Lockheed Martin Proposes 40% Fuel Capacity Upgrade for F-35A Commented on: 3 days ago (June 13, 2019)

On a technical point, how would a pylon jettison system operate; and would the aircraft regain its full stealth configuration?

Worldwide Competitions For Fighters Set To Intensify In Next Decade Commented on: 4 days ago (June 12, 2019)

As with many things in life, it's not only the initial purchase price; but how much it will cost to keep the chosen platform flying and capable for two to three decades.

GE9X Engine Anomaly Likely To Delay Boeing 777X First Flight Commented on: 1 week ago (June 6, 2019)

The timeframes are different. A clean sheet airframe can be readied in 5 to 6 years; an engine takes 8 or 9. So the engine OEM's have to start work 3 years before the aircraft OEM puts finger to...

Tweaked Terms For Canada Future Fighter Help F-35 And Rivals Commented on: 1 week ago (June 6, 2019)

@myke.predko has it right, first find out what the military needs, without any gold plating; then see what is available that best matches that need.
Unfortunately it's the same old dance,...

NASA Looks To Deep Space Human Health Risks Commented on: 1 week ago (June 6, 2019)

The boost and coast concept is not suitable for humans.
Any deep space and/or long endurance mission will need some form of magnetic shielding, the energy required will probably necessitate...

New Strategy Fuels Global Demand For More New Bombers Commented on: 5 weeks ago (May 10, 2019)

I feel you mean competitors rather than customers. The list of suitable 'export' customers for the B-21 will be very short

UPDATE: Boeing Did Not Fix MAX AOA Warning Issue Found in 2017 Commented on: 5 weeks ago (May 7, 2019)

Several times it has been written that MCAS will input 2.5 units of trim, and Boeing's response has been 'use the cutout switches', then trim by hand.
Can someone familiar with flying the...

SpaceX Accident Probe May Exonerate Thruster Commented on: 6 weeks ago (May 4, 2019)

Do the Draco and SuperDraco thrusters use the same fuel tanks?

USAF Standing Up Urgent ‘5th To 4th Gateway’ Site Commented on: 7 weeks ago (April 23, 2019)

A true definition of 'dumb and dumber', I will give the Airforce the benefit of the doubt over the F-22's IFDL; but to make the MADL incompatible with the IFDL is totally incompetent.

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