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Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk: World's First Stealth Aircraft

The world’s most closely kept secret

The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk is a stealth attack aircraft produced by Lockheed’s Skunk Works in response to a request made by the United States Air Force to produce a stealth fighter that would be invisible to radar. 879 more words

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Another covert-enemy weapon

The older-style jet fighter aircraft are high-performance heavy-weapons systems which can take on enemies who are very technologically advanced. These include the F-22 and the… 201 more words

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China’s New Fifth-Generation Fighter Is Unsurprisingly Similar To The F-35

Information recently leaked out of Asia about China’s fifth-generation stealth fighter jet — which draws remarkable similarities to the U.S.’s F-22 and F-35 — indicates a regiment of the advanced aircraft could be deployed by the end of the decade. 130 more words

Military Aviation

USAF debates future fighter requirement

By: Stephen Trimble

Source: Flightglobal.com

The next generation of weapons technology that replaces the Lockheed Martin F-22 and F-35 may not be a single-seater or even a fighter, but the end result should have a larger magazine, according to the retiring head of the US Air Force’s Air Combat Command (ACC).

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Gen. Hostage: Air Force already looking ahead to sixth-generation fighter plane

Even before the Air Force’s new F-35 “fifth-generation” fighter jet is combat-ready, the service is looking ahead to what comes next. At an Air Force Association meeting, Gen. 248 more words

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