Monday, April 20, 2009

F-22 Bumps F-18 on Ground at Tyndall

F-22 smacks into CF-18 on ground at Tyndall

Even fighter pilots have parking lot accidents.

A taxiing F-22 Raptor ran into a parked Canadian air force CF-18 fighter April 8 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.

The F-22 had just returned from a training mission when the accident occurred about 9 p.m., an Air Force report said. Tyndall’s 325th Fighter Wing is home to the Air Force’s F-22 school house.

Damage estimates to the jets came in at $1 million or more. The damage, mostly to the planes’ wings, is considered repairable.

The Air Force is investigating the cause of the accident.

Editors note:I wonder what the deductible is on an F-22?


Joshua Nyhus said...

WASHINGTON -- Computer spies have broken into the Pentagon's $300 billion Joint Strike Fighter project -- the Defense Department's costliest weapons program ever -- according to current and former government officials familiar with the attacks.

Similar incidents have also breached the Air Force's air-traffic-control system in recent months, these people say. In the case of the fighter-jet program, the intruders were able to copy and siphon off several terabytes of data related to design and electronics systems, officials say, potentially making it easier to defend against the craft.

The latest intrusions provide new evidence that a battle is heating up between the U.S. and potential adversaries over the data networks that tie the world together. The revelations follow a recent Wall Street Journal report that computers used to control the U.S. electrical-distribution system, as well as other infrastructure, have also been infiltrated by spies abroad.

A Pentagon report issued last month said that the Chinese military has made "steady progress" in developing online-warfare techniques. China hopes its computer skills can help it compensate for an underdeveloped military, the report said.


Didn't see a way to contact you, so had to comment. Didn't see you mention this...

Steve Douglass said...

Thanks for the post. Can you tell me where this was first published so I can credit?

Also- my e-mail address should be listed at the top right corner of this blog.

-Steve Douglass


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