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Lockheed Martin unveils Sidekick: the new weapons rack that enables F-35A and C to carry two more missiles internally
Sidekick is not compatible with the F-35B, because it features a smaller weapons bay. Lockheed Martin designed a new weapons rack to enable the F-35A and C Lightning IIs to carry two more missiles internally. The new rack is called Sidekick and adds a little extra weight but enables each of the two...
F-15 Vs MiG-29: the 493rd FS MiG Kills scored during Operation Allied Force
The 493rd FS would claim four Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Air Force MiG-29s destroyed during the brief campaign. Operation Allied Force (OAF) followed repeated NATO warnings in 1998 to Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic to remove his armed forces from Kosovo. Fifteen F-15Cs from the 493rd FS/48th FW, based at RAF Lakenheath, England, deployed...
EA-18G with F-22 Kill Mark: what is the effectiveness of Growler’s Jamming System against F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters?
Since the Growler scored the simulated aerial victory against the Raptor, no further details have been provided on how the EA-18G got a missile lock on the F-22. Taken at Joint Base Andrews in 2009, the famous picture in this post shows a U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler (specifically aircraft EA-1, the...
U.S. wants to know if Pakistan used F-16 fighter jets to shoot down IAF MiG-21
The use of the F-16 to down an Indian MiG-21 would be a potential violation of U.S. agreements that limit how Pakistan can use the planes. The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad said on Mar. 3 that it is investigating if Pakistan had used the F-16 fighter to shoot down an Indian MiG-21,...
India says PAF F-16s were used in Wednesday Air Engagements, Taiwan refutes that AIM-120 parts found by India were from the island
India says it has conclusive evidence that Pakistan Air Force F-16s were involved in the aerial engagements on the LoC on Feb. 27, 2019 As the video in this post shows, India says it has conclusive evidence that Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-16s were involved in the aerial engagements on the LoC...
Spanish Air Force Eurofighter accidentally fired AIM-120 AMRAAM over Estonia
The pilot fired the AIM-120 while flying over Pangodi, some 40 kilometers north of Tartu, south Estonia, during training on Aug. 7 An investigation by the Spanish Air Force has determined that pilot error was behind the accidental firing of a AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile over Estonia. The Eurofighter pilot initiated the firing sequence while flying over Pangodi, some 40 kilometers...
Spanish Eurofighter aircraft suspended from NATO Baltic Air Policing duties in the wake of accidental AMRAAM launch
While investigations are still underway, military sources said that human error is the most likely cause as no software errors have been detected Spanish Air Force Eurofighter aircraft deployed to the Baltics for air policing duties are being sidelined after one of the jets accidentally launched an AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile over Pangodi, some 40 kilometers north of Tartu, in south...
Spanish Air Force Eurofighter accidentally fired AIM-120 AMRAAM over Estonia
Even if the AIM-120 has a built-in self-destruction mode, it is possible that it did not exploded and debris of the 3.7 meters long weapon crashed on the ground On Aug. 7, 2018 at 15:44 local time a Spanish Air Force Eurofighter flying over Pangodi during the incident, some 40 kilometers north of Tartu, in south Estonia accidentally fired a...
"F-35 could detect, track and possibly shoot down ballistic missiles by 2025," Head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency says
Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves hinted that the F-35 could take down a ballistic missile by having a new “fast missile that’s hung on the bottom of” the fighter Head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, told the Senate appropriations subcommittee on defense that he expects the F-35 to be capable of detecting, tracking and, possibly, even...
Video shows USAF F-15C fighters intercepting Russian Navy Sukhoi Su-30s
The intercept, which took place on Nov. 23, 2017, was initiated because the Russian aircraft did not broadcast the appropriate codes required by air traffic control and had no flight plan on file The U.S. Air Force’s 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) will stand down from its NATO Baltic Air Policing mission next week and the service has posted a...

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