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AVIC Defence China's AVIC Defence has developed a version of its L-15 advanced jet trainer with an afterburner, upgraded cockpit and radar. The company announced the upgraded aircraft, the L-15 Lift, at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition. The new version had its first flight on 20 October. The L-15 Lift uses a Ukrainian-made afterburning turbofan with full authority digital engine control software. This provides a thrust-to-weight ratio of 1:1, allowing the aircraft to hit supersonic speeds. Nov 17, 2010

Lockheed Martin The US Air Force launched a search operation last night after one of its Lockheed Martin F-22 fighters failed to return to its base following a training mission. OAn air force F-22 assigned to the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson lost contact with air...

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