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At any rate, the J-10 is more inspired by the Lavi than an outright clone. It is significantly longer and heavier, and has different wings. In his book, Golan explains that China lacked access to the compact PW1120 engine and the capability for wide-scale manufacturing of lightweight composite components. (China finally achieved the latter with the Y-20 transport plane.) Therefore, Song had to lengthen the J-10’s fuselage by two meters to accommodate a Russian...
The Air Force is giving its 1970s-era F-16 fighter F-35 technology as part of a massive fleet-wide overhaul intended to improve targeting, attack precision and computer systems -- and extend the fighter’s combat life all the way into the 2040s.
F-16 modernization is also part of a broader Department of Defense program to prototype AI-enabled predictive maintenance.
The Air Force is giving its 1970s-era F-16 fighter F-35 technology as part of a massive fleet-wide overhaul...
History could have been way different.
One thing is for certain; the X-32 was a ridiculously ugly aircraft
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The Department of Defense (DoD) didn’t have to opt for the F-35. In the 1990s, both Boeing and Lockheed Martin bid for the next big fighter contract, a plane that would serve in each of the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, as well as grace the...