Tag: AIM-120 AMRAAM

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...
This pilot scored both the first U.S. F-16 kill and the first kill for the AIM 120 AMRAAM
"Someone was going to die within the next two minutes, and it wasn't going to be me or my wingman," Gary North, first USAF pilot to down an enemy aircraft in the F-16 and first pilot to score a kill with the AIM-120 AMRAAM Operation Southern Watch (OSW) began on Aug. 27, 1992 with the stated purpose of ensuring Iraqi...
F-15 Vs Su-35: a brief comparison between the mighty Eagle and the latest Flanker variant
The Su-35 matches or even exceeds the capabilities of the latest upgrades for the F-15 As we have already explained for more than 40 years the F-15C Eagle has defended the skies with a track record of success unlike any other fighter jet in the history of aviation. A claim confirmed by the fact that the Eagle has an unmatched air-to-air...
F-14 Tomcat Vs F-15 Eagle: the pilots' perspective
Even if until today a real F-14 Tomcat Vs F-15 Eagle engagement with live weapons fired has never taken place, since the prototypes made their first flights comparisons have been made between these two iconic aircraft The F-14 Tomcat and the F-15 Eagle are two of the best (and two of the most beautiful) fighters ever built. Even if until today...
A quick look at why the F-15C Eagle is the perfect aircraft to perform Baltic Air Policing mission
What makes the F-15C Eagle uniquely suited for the Baltic Air Policing mission is its capability to detect, acquire, track and intercept opposing aircraft while operating in friendly or rival-controlled air space With the U.S. Air Force (USAF) assuming the lead of NATO's forty-fifth rotation of air policing operations, and the fifth rotation for the U.S., the instrument of peace...
F-35 Block 3F IOC just one WDA event away
There is a single WDA event remaining for F-35 Block 3F, which marks the completion for all three variants and will pave the way to the declaration of initial operating capability (IOC) for all F-35s The Block 3F software version of the F-35A and F-35C is one step closer to initial operating capability (IOC) with the last weapons delivery accuracy (WDA)...

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