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Here’s why the F-16N had been the finest adversary fighter ever flown by the U.S. Navy

Here’s why the F-16N had been the finest adversary fighter ever flown by the...

From the U.S. Navy perspective, short of actually having a Fulcrum or Flanker, the F-16N was as close to a real dissimilar fighter as they could get.
Swedish taxpayers paid for 14 JAS-39C/D unused airframes in order to keep Gripen’s production line open

Swedish taxpayers paid for 14 JAS-39C/D unused airframes in order to keep Gripen’s production...

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) explained that the 14 JAS-39C/Ds were included in the Gripen E contract. According to Svenska Dagbladet newspaper the Swedish government paid for...
First Belgian Air Force F-35As to be based at Florennes

First Belgian Air Force F-35As to be based at Florennes

The first F-35A Lightning IIs will arrive in Belgium in 2025. As we have reported, on Oct. 25, 2018 the Belgian Government decided to replace the country...
This A-10 Warthog BRRRRTTTTed a Cow during a CAS Mission

This A-10 Warthog BRRRRTTTTed a Cow during a CAS Mission

The story behind this Cow Kill Mark is quite interesting. The interesting photo in this post shows the A-10 special painted to celebrate the 100th anniversary of...
Boeing is close to shut down KC-46A assembly line due to tools and debris found inside completed aircraft

McConnell AFB evacuated 13 aircraft (including 3 KC-46As) as a precautionary measure to avoid...

Last month Offutt AFB evacuated eight RC-135 Rivet Joints and one E-4B Doomsday plane after the base and the surrounding areas affected by flood waters. McConnell Air Force...
Iraqi MiG-25 Foxbat Pilot explains how he was able to shoot down Lt Cdr Speicher’s F/A-18 Hornet the first night of Operation Desert Storm

Iraqi MiG-25 Foxbat Pilot explains how he was able to shoot down Lt Cdr...

“I locked a target 38km from me and at 29km I fired R-40RD missile from under my right wing. I kept the target locked with my radar till...
Canada to launch a new fighter competition again in May

Canada to launch a new fighter competition again in May

Saab will compete with its JAS-39E Gripen. Lockheed Martin will again pitch its F-35 stealth fighter. Boeing is in line to offer the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Airbus Military plans to offer...
Starfighter 4 Eagle 0: that time two F-104s scored four simulated kills against an F-15B in a single training mission

Starfighter 4 Eagle 0: that time two F-104s scored four simulated kills against an...

The debriefing was a hoot. I especially liked the part where the Eagle guy played his recorder and we heard the backseater say "Break, we just got gunned again"!
First Middle East deployment for USAF F-35A Lightning II

First Middle East deployment for USAF F-35A Lightning II

On Apr. 15, 2019 the U.S. Air Force’s fifth generation multi-role aircraft arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. On Apr. 15, 2019 the U.S. Air...
Dassault delivers first Rafale fighter to Qatar

“News of Pakistani pilots training to fly Qatari Rafale is fake news,” French ambassador...

The news caused concerns in the Indian military establishment since the IAF is procuring 36 Rafales. The French ambassador to India, Alexandre Ziegler, said on Apr. 11, 2019 that...