Tag: close air support

Former USMC A-6 Pilot explains why the Intruder was the perfect...

"During Operation Desert Storm the B-52s heavily involved in CAS missions flew ten-hour missions from Diego Garcia. None had the external racks they used...

492nd FS F-15E successfully certifies Estonian BAK-14 cable arresting system

The BAK-14 system was paid for with FY16 European Deterrence Initiative funding which increases the capability and readiness of U.S. forces allowing for a...

The F-100 Super Sabre in Vietnam and the hazardous ‘Night Owl”...

"The usual method of becoming 'Night Owl Qualified' was strap an aircraft tightly to your body, takeoff with one of the 'veterans', and let...

USAF begins process to buy light attack aircraft

"The Light Attack Aircraft offers an option to increase the Air Force capacity beyond what we now have in our inventory or budget," Secretary of...

The unknown story of an A-10 CAS mission performed to support...

Just as the A-10s and the helicopters were returning to base, the Special Forces men discovered that they had forgotten one member of the...

Aero Vodochody and IAI partner to offer improved L-159 for OA-X...

"The L-159 is the most cost-effective and lowest-risk option,” Giuseppe Giordo, Aero Vodochody’s CEO Aero Vodochody has partnered with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to offer the...

Beautiful footage shows 107th FS A-10 Warthogs landing on abandoned runway...

The A-10 can be serviced and operated from austere bases with limited facilities near battle areas Taken on Jun. 7, 2018 the beautiful footage in...

USAF releases RFP to re-wing 112 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs

The USAF aims to maintain a fleet of 285 A-10 aircraft out into the 2030s According Jane's, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has issued a request...

USAF kicks off second phase of OA-X competition

Pilots are flying the Sierra Nevada/Embraer A-29 Super Tucano and the Textron Aviation AT-6B Wolverine during a three-month, live-fly experiment to gather additional information...

USMC is looking for a Mi-17 or Mi-24 attack helicopter to...

The attack helicopter is intended to be used to interrupt Marines calling in close air support and conducting artillery and air defense missions The U.S....

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