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Kristin “BEO” Wolfe: First Woman F-35 Demo Pilot Announced

The US Air Force announced Capt. Kristin “BEO” Wolfe as its newest F-35A Lightning II demo pilot. Wolfe previously flew the F-22 Raptor, and has over 800 flight hours in fifth-generation stealth aircraft. She is the first woman selected to represent the United States and the US Air Force worldwide as an F-35 demo pilot.

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DARPA “Gunslinger”: Gun-Armed Tactical Cruise Missile

Included in DARPA’s 2021 budget request is funding for a program called “Gunslinger,” in which the research agency hopes to mount a gun system on a cruise missile.

The impact of a system with these capabilities could be huge, especially considering the increasing threat of hypersonic missile systems.

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F-35A Red Flag 2020 Night Operations (Photos)

The first Red Flag air combat exercise for 2020 officially wrapped up Friday, Feb. 14. As visiting aircraft make their way home, some great images are coming out from the Air Force showcasing just how impressive the F-35A’s operations are to behold.

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Feeding the Avenger: Reloading the A-10’s monster Cannon

The A-10 Thunderbolt II has one of the largest cannons on any aircraft in the world. Understandably, reloading this Goliath can be it’s own monster of a task.

Dive in as we take a detailed perspective of what it looks like to reload the cannon on this legendary aircraft – the 30mm GAU-8 Avenger.

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USS Ford Aircraft Compatibility Flight Testing at Sea

Aircraft Compatibility Testing continued this week on the US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78).

Pre-flight checks are conducted on an EA-18G Growler
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First F-35C Delivered to USMC at Miramar

The first carrier-based variant of the F-35 Lightning II, the F-35C, was delivered to the US Marines at MCAS Miramar Tuesday. The fifth-generation stealth fighter is the first to be designed for use with catapult systems on US aircraft carriers.

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