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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...
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...
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...
LCDR Tremel admitted that the shoot-down required two missiles Save The Royal Navy had the opportunity to speak with LCDR Michael Tremel, the fighter pilot from VFA-87 who is credited with shooting down the Syrian Su-22 on Jun. 18, 2017 near Tabqah, 20 miles west of Raqqa, after that the attack aircraft had dropped bombs near U.S. backed forces, in...
Interesting video features U.S. NAVAL Naval Aviators describing the shooting down of the Syrian Su-22 Fitter
LCDR Tremel is in front of F/A-18E 'AJ302' BuNo. 168914 that he was flying when he downed the Fitter Brought to my attention by Jared Smith, an aviation expert and a reader of The Aviation Geek Club, the unique photo in this post shows LCDR Tremel, the U.S. Naval Aviator from VFA-87 Golden Warriors who shot down a Syrian Sukhoi Su-22...
The AIM-9X is the fifth generation Sidewinder and features a high off-boresight focal-plane array seeker mounted on a highly maneuverable airframe with a greatly improved infrared anti-countermeasures capability No the U.S. Navy F-35C Lightning II in this photo is not keeping up foreign relations like Maverick and Goose in the legendary movie Top Gun. Instead F-35C test aircraft CF-2 has been...
According to the Pentagon’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation 276 F-35's deficiencies remain unresolved Dr. J. Michael Gilmore, the Pentagon’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, said in an internal memo (obtained by Bloomberg.com) to Frank Kendall, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, that a draft response to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain,...

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