Entries by Brian Sullivan

US confirms five B-21 Raider Stealth Bombers are now in production

The Secretary of the US Air Force, Frank Kendall, has confirmed that five Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider stealth bomber test aircrafts are now taking shape at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California. Kendall made this announcement during the Air Force Association Air, Space, and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on September 21. These […]

First successful live-fire test of U.S. Navy’s Long-Range Anti-Radiation Missile

An F/A-18 flies with an Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range (AARGM-ER) during a captive carry flight test. Credit: U.S. Navy The U.S. Navy has completed the first live-fire test of the new AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER). The missile was launched from a F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and met all of the […]

Bell unveils three ‘High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing’ design concepts

Bell has unveiled three “High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing” aircraft design concepts. The renderings, as well as new performance details, come several months after FlightGlobal reported that the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) contracted Bell to research a similar idea and follows a flurry of related patent filings from the manufacturer. The company claims […]

F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

Service: USN Speed: Mach 1.7 Range: 1,275 nm Armament: One M61A1/A2; AIM 9 Sidewinder, AIM-9X, AIM 7 Sparrow, AIM-120 AMRAAM, Harpoon, Harm, SLAM, SLAM-ER, Maverick missiles; Joint Stand-Off Weapon; Joint Direct Attack Munition; Data Link Pod; Paveway Laser Guided Bomb The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is the U.S. Navy’s primary strike and air superiority aircraft. It […]

How Air Traffic Control Co-Ordinates Arrivals

Busy airports have aircraft landing constantly – more than one a minute at the busiest. How are all these landings controlled? The well-developed solution lies in the passing of aircraft between different air traffic control centers. By the time they arrive for approach at the airport, they should be well planned, spaced, informed and ready […]