Indian Navy will continue to support the Defence Research and Development Organisation and Aeronautical Development Agency in its research on the Naval LCA Chief of the Indian Navy, Adm. Sunil Lanba, has ruled out the deployment of the HAL Tejas, on his aircraft carriers. According to Lanba, since India’s indigenous fighter aircraft is too heavy, his service will be acquiring a...
The radar-absorbing coating, that hides the Raptor from radars, warped and started to peel off The U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-22 Raptor stealth fighters, which are taking part in military operation in Syria, have started to lose their radar-absorbing coating. As reported by Aviation Week in fact the radar-absorbing coating, that hides the Raptor from radars, warped and started to peel...
The delays in the fielding of the Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II have left the U.S. Navy facing a shortfall of about 70 fighter jets in coming years The U.S. Navy is facing a potential shortfall of around 70 carrier-borne fighters in the upcoming years. To fill this gap the service, which plans to retire its aged fleet of F/A-18 "legacy"...
Luke’s F-16 drivers are learning how to accomplish missions by complementing their toolset with the numerous, new cutting-edge capabilities of the F-35 A new era has just begun at Luke Air Force Base (AFB): the local 56th Fighter Wing (FW) in fact has started integrated direct support training for the F-16 and F-35A since October. As reported by Airman 1st Class...
U.S. Strategic Command forces are on watch 24/7, conducting operations to deter and detect strategic attack against the United States and their allies Taken on Oct. 30, 2016 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., the cool pictures in this article feature B-2 Spirits assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) preparing to take off during exercise Global Thunder 17. Noteworthy...
Sergeant Alan Robinson lost a leg in a motorcycle accident Sergeant Alan Robinson, a Royal Air Force (RAF) airman who lost a leg in a motorcycle accident has become the first amputee to fly solo in a Spitfire since World War II aces Douglas Bader and Colin “Hoppy” Hodgkinson. Robinson, an aircraft engineer based at RAF Waddington, was awarded The Spitfire...
Ivan Mikoyan received the USSR State Prize honor twice for developing the MiG-29 Ivan Mikoyan, nephew of Artem Mikoyan and co-designer of the MiG-29, has passed away on Nov. 25, 2016 at the age of 89. As explained by RT.com, Mikoyan spent most of his career as a leading engineer at the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG design bureau, that was funded...
Crew chiefs are the care takers of the aircraft The cool photo in this post shows the human touch needed to keep multi million dollar jets flying. Taken on Nov. 15, 2016 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, the picture features Senior Airman Daniel Lasal, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, performing a post-flight inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet. Noteworthy aircraft maintainers...
  Secret Squirrel paved the way for American forces to defeat Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, whose troops had invaded neighboring Kuwait In the early morning of Jan. 16, 1991, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) deployed seven B-52G Stratofortresses crews from 2nd Bomb Wing (BW) to Iraq in a single, secret mission that would mark the beginning of Operation Desert Storm. This opening...
The Aviation Nation Air Show also featured the final performance of the year for the United States Air Force Thunderbirds As explained by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs in his article Aviation Nation highlights “75 Years of Airpower,” Aviation Nation, Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) air show and open house, took place on Nov....

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