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E-3 AWACS crew member explains how a U.S. Navy F-14 nearly shot down a U.S. Navy A-6 during the first night of Operation Desert Storm
  "The F-14 pilot came back and said in an excited voice, 'Target, nose, 12 miles hot, am I cleared to engage?' and again the E-2 stuttered ‘Sta-Sta-Standby' just as my Mode 4 sweep came back as friendly! The F-14's immediate response to the E-2's transmission was 'Fox 1'," Bill Richards, former E-3 "Sentry" Airborne Warning and Control Systems weapons...
F-15E Driver explains how he shot down an Iraqi Mi-24 attack helicopter with a 2000lb laser-guided bomb 
"I said, 'There's no chance the bomb will get him now,' even though Dan was working hard to keep the laser spot on him. I got a good lock with my missile and was about to pickle off a Sidewinder when the bomb flew into my field of view on the targeting IR screen. There was a big flash,...
The strange case of the first kills scored by RSAF (or USAF?) F-15 pilots
Following the interception of radio traffic between the F-15s and the AWACS, Iran later claimed — logically — that the pilots aboard the two Eagles were not Saudis, but Americans The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) purchased 46 F-15Cs (minus some of the aircraft Tactical Electronic Warfare System elements and various sensitive radar modes) and 16 F-15Ds in 1983 under the...
That time a RAF E-3D Sentry AEW&C aircraft was nearly shot down by a Serbian MiG-29  
On May 4, 1999 one of the RAF E-3D aircraft flown by a No. 23 Squadron crew was targeted by a Serbian MiG-29 flown by Lt. Colonel Pavlovic  Tense moments experienced by RAF E-3D AWACS aircrews during Operation Allied Force. Even if the end of the Cold War between 1989-1991 brought to a massive drawdown of offensive weapons systems, because of the...
RAMSTEIN ALLOY 4 is aimed to exercise Baltic Air Policing alert aircraft as well as to enhance relations and interoperability amongst allied Air Forces The fourth edition of the NATO air exercise series RAMSTEIN ALLOY started over Lithuania on Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017. Until the following day, allied Air Forces practiced drills and routines that are required to handle standard...
The long-standing partnership with the Air National Guard is important to maintaining stability in the region As told by Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Ter Haar, Iowa Air National Guard in his article Iowa air refueling wing supports NATO AWACS missions, in February, KC-135 Stratotankers air-to-air refuelers of the Iowa Air National Guard's 185th Air Refueling Wing based in Sioux City,...
DRAGON modernization will bring a whole new level of communication, navigation and surveillance to the U.S. and NATO E-3 operational community As reported by 552nd Air Control Wing in the article New year, new Sentry – DRAGON, the first E-3 Sentry aircraft with the glass flight deck modification known as DRAGON (Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations...

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