As its future all-stealth fleet of F-22s and F-35s begins to take shape, the USAF has come under heavy friendly fire. Liam Stoker examines the veracity of claims that the inclusion of stealth risks weakening the aircraft’s range, adaptability and weapon strength, endangering the fleet as a whole.
Israel test fired an upgraded version of its Iron Dome missile defence system just weeks before an escalation of the conflict in Gaza. Airforce-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from November 2012.
Should Iran continue to ignore threats regarding its nuclear programme, just how could the US neutralise the nation? A recent report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies has detailed what strategy the superpower could use if it were to launch such a campaign.
As hearing-loss associated compensation climbs, the USAF has been forced to hear cries for jet engine noise reduction technology. Liam Stoker investigates techniques that could reduce the roar of jet engines, including a revolutionary noise sponge.