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Mach Crit and Supercritical Wings

Sometime around 1962 aerodynamicists realized there was more that could be done.

More efficiency to gain at speeds near the speed of sound.

But most importantly, the phenomena so iconic in this picture wasn’t fully understood until the mid 1960s.   318 more words

Aircraft Design

Wings Over Avgeeks

They say the first time you attend an air show it’s about the airplanes, but after that it’s about the people. For a long time I really didn’t understand this. 755 more words

Boeing tests networking pod for fighter jets

The Boeing Co. and the U.S. Air Force say they’ve shown that a new type of communication pod for F-15 fighter jets, known as Talon HATE, can link together different types of aircraft and ground stations for secure communications. 149 more words

GeekWire

Russian bombers AND fighters enter U.S. airspace off Alaska coast

(NationalSentinelNational Defense: Increasingly, over the past decade, as Russia rebuilt its military and upgraded its forces, the Kremlin has been testing American and Western air defenses, most often with Tu-95 Bear prop-driven bombers, the Russians’ primary air delivery platform for nuclear weapons. 223 more words

National Security

Russian Bombers Intercepted Near Alaska on Monday

Fox News is reporting that two Russian strategic bombers were intercepted by U.S. Air Foce stealth fighters near the coast of Alaska on Monday night, April 17, 2017. 307 more words

Rheinmetall signed contract to supply ammunition for the F-35 stealth multirole fighter

German defence and automotive group Rheinmetall said on Monday it had booked a $6.5 million U.S. Air Force contract to supply ammunition for the F-35 multi-role fighter, adding that further orders were likely to follow. 310 more words

Air Show Fever

It may not feel like it yet, but the calendar says that spring has arrived. You know what that means? Yes, warmer temperatures and pretty flowers are coming. 603 more words