Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fighter Jet Times - May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017

The U.S. Air Force is accelerating its timetable for updating the threat library for the F-35's electronic systems to include emerging Russian and Chinese stealth aircraft.

The U.S. Air Force is testing a lighter weight helmet system as part of ongoing efforts to enhance the F-35 stealth fighter.

Lockheed Martin has proposed a plan to upgrade the stealth coatings on the F-22 Raptor fleet to make them more durable.

Officials at Dassault plan to pitch proposals to India in coming months, for delivery of additional Rafale fighters.  India had previously capped its planned Rafale purchase at 36 aircraft, and opened a competition for a new single-engine fighter to lower the costs of recapitalizing its fighter fleet.

An Indian Su-30 fighter has gone missing near the border region with China.  No word has been received confirming the whereabouts of the pilot and navigator.

South Korean developers have turned to Israeli contractors to supply assistance in the development of an AESA (Active Electronic Scanned Array) radar for the KF-X stealth fighter now in the early stages of development.

Russia expects to receive some 50 production-standard PAK-FA stealth fighters by the end of 2019.

Spiraling costs and disagreements on technology transfer have reportedly prevented India and Russia from closing a deal on continued development of an Indian version of the PAK-FA fighter.

U.S. and Israeli warplanes participated in a joint training exercise in Israel over this past week.

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