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“Mow Em Down!” The U.S. Navy deactivates VFA-101 Grim Reapers after seven years as F-35C FRS
Today Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (VFA-101) Grim Reapers pass the lead to VFA-125 Rough Raiders as the Fleet Replacement Squadron for the F-35C. Today Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (VFA-101) Grim Reapers pass the lead to VFA-125 Rough Raiders as the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) for the F-35C. The squadron deactivated after more than seven years of...
F-16/Su-57 and F-35/J-31 Aggressor Paint Schemes unveiled
The Air Force decided to create a fifth generation aggressor squadron at Nellis AFB and move nine non-combat capable F-35A aircraft from Eglin AFB, Florida, to the squadron. The Air Force is reactivating the 65th Aggressor Squadron and moving 11 F-35A Lightning IIs to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, as part of a...
F-22s, F-35s complete first post-Hurricane Combat Archer air-to-air exercise
F-22s from the 27th Fighter Squadron and F-35s from the 58th Fighter Squadron successfully flew over 140 sorties and fired 13 missiles F-22s from the 27th Fighter Squadron and F-35s from the 58th Fighter Squadron successfully flew over 140 sorties and fired 13 missiles to culminate the first post Hurricane Michael Combat Archer...
KC-46A Pegasus completes receiver certification testing for F-15E
The receiver certification involving the F-15 is in preparation for the start of KC-46A Pegasus Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) work next year The interesting photo in this post shows a KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling aircraft connecting with an F-15E Strike Eagle test aircraft from Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Florida, last...
Most badly damaged F-22s now flyable and ready to take off from Tyndall
The final F-22s will leave Tyndall for more in-depth assessment and maintenance at Langley by Nov. 6 The most badly damaged F-22s are now flyable and will leave Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB) by Nov. 6, 2018 as more than 1,300 airmen work to bring Tyndall back from the brink following Hurricane Michael. As reported by Air Force Magazine, seventeen F-22s...
F-35A spotted nose-down on runway at Eglin AFB after in-flight emergency
The F-35A experienced an in-flight emergency and returned to base. The aircraft landed safely and parked when the front nose gear collapsed An F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron, experienced a ground mishap on Aug. 22, 2018 at approximately 12:50 p.m. today on the flightline at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB). The F-35A experienced an in-flight emergency and...
New software will give the F-35 a decisive edge over any enemy fighter aircraft
The software is conceived to allow the F-35 to precisely identify advanced enemy aircraft such as the Chinese J-20 and the Russian Su-57 stealth fighters The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is speeding up the development of a new on-board threat library for the F-35 stealth fighter. According to USAF officials this software is conceived to precisely identify advanced enemy aircraft...
500th F-35 pilot graduated at Eglin AFB
Maj. Chris Campbell completed approximately 200 hours of academics, 14 simulators, a high-speed taxi and six flights in the aircraft before being deemed qualified as the 500th F-35 pilot Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) has trained and graduated the 500th F-35 pilot on Sep. 19, 2017. Maj. Chris Campbell was previously a F-16 test pilot (featuring more than 1,000 fighter...
This “interaction ensures the services are flying with standardized F-35 tactics across the fleet and share best-practices,” Col. Ryan Suttlemyre, 33rd Operations Group commander Red Flag 17-3, which started on Jul. 10 and runs till Jul. 28, will see the F-35A from the Air Force and F-35B from the Marine Corps participating together in the exercise for the first time. As reported...
Special operations forces plan to buy 1,000 GBU-69/B SGMs, equipping Lockheed Martin AC-130 gunships and other aircraft According to FlightGlobal, U.S. Air Force (USAF) will soon equip its special operations aircraft with a newly-developed, guided munition developed by an Alabama-based company with a growing portfolio of sophisticated weapons and vehicle systems. The service in fact has placed a sole-source order for...

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