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USAF releases RFP for Red Air support
The aircraft that will be used must be able to fly Mach 1.5, track "blue" aircraft BVR, employ captive air training missiles, video record an engagement, and carry electronic attack pods The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has issued its request for proposal (RFP) for contracted adversary air support on Aug. 24, 2018. The successful bidder will have to provide 30,000 annual...
Even if at first look this paint scheme resembled that worn by China's Shenyang J-31 fifth-generation fighter, this F-16 doesn not feature a new paint scheme but is in the process of being repainted into the new black/grey/white splinter scheme  Taken on Jul. 31, 2017 during Red Flag Alaska (RF-A) 17-3 underway at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska the interesting...
The paint scheme is one of the two new different paint schemes introduced by USAF Aggressors in the last months Taken on May 1, 2017 the interesting photo in this post shows a U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) taking off for a sortie from Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), during...
Tech. Sgt. Wesley Walker, 354th Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems technician was offered the chance to observe the mission from a perspective he’s never seen before; from 30,000 feet in the air Typically, U.S. Air Force (USAF) Tech. Sgt. Wesley Walker, 354th Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems technician, is responsible for maintaining launch and release devices on aircraft and ensuring that...
The Aggressor F-16s are the oldest Vipers in the USAF fleet Taken on Mar. 2, 2017 the photos in this post show U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 18th Aggressor Squadron, assigned to Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska, and the 14th Fighter Squadron, assigned to Misawa Air Base (AB), Japan preparing for in-flight refueling during Cope...
“We can go faster than any blue force is ever trained, up into almost Mach 2.0 to show them what its like if the enemy were to do that, which is one of their tactics” Uttered proudly in unison after a briefing before an air-to-air fight, “Have at you!” inspired by the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,”...

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