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U.S. still hopes to sell its fighters to Germany as replacement for Luftwaffe Tornado strike aircraft
If the Eurofighter is chosen one key issue may be Germany’s need to provide NATO with aircraft capable to carry the primary U.S. nuclear bomb, the B61. The aircraft in fact would have to be adapted to carry the bomb and then certified, and Washington would have to sign off on the matter. An anonymous U.S. military official told Reuters...
Boeing to provide classified briefing on F-15 and F/A-18E/F fighter bombers to Germany
A classified briefing on F-15 and F/A-18E/F fighter bombers will take place in mid-November, following a similar briefing provided by U.S. officials about the Lockheed Martin F-35 strike fighter in July According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch Germany has requested for a classified briefing on the capabilities of Boeing’s F-15 and F/A-18E/F fighter bombers. A letter sent by the German defense ministry's planning...
The RAF pilot reported the near-miss to flight controllers immediately after it happened on Jan. 5 this year, around ten miles off the coast of north Norfolk A Royal Air Force (RAF) Voyager tanker aircraft and two U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-15 fighter jets nearly collided over the North Sea after a flight controller was distracted by a phone call,...
F-35C and F/A-18E Super Hornet
The “F-35 is one of many options (German Air Force is) exploring,” German Defence Ministry spokesman A German one-star general was given a briefing by U.S. officials in Bonn earlier this week regarding the Foreign Military Sales process for acquiring the F-35 stealth fighter, Reuters reported. The Luftwaffe (German Air Force) in fact is looking to replace its aging Tornado fighter...
Kadena F-15 that crashed last year was dogfighting with an F-22
"We flew 4 F-15s and 4 F-22s against 14 "red air" fighters: Blue Air killed 41 enemy aircraft and lost just one. While pretty phenomenal, perfection is our goal so the debrief focused on how we could have had a 41-0 ratio," Col. William Bladen, 104th FW Over 250 Airmen and 9 F-15 Eagles from the 104th Fighter Wing (FW),...
The intercept required the Air Force F-15s to travel at supersonic speeds On Feb. 17, 2017, a pair of U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-15 Eagles, under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command, intercepted an unresponsive general aviation aircraft near the Palm Beach, Fla., area at approximately 7 p.m. EST. According to NORAD press-release, the intercept required the Air...
The aircraft, an F-15C Eagle, is the first F-15 assigned to a Nellis AFB unit to hit the 10,000 hour milestone Nellis F-15’s ‘odometer’ hits 10,000 flight hours Story by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs She’s more than 60 feet long and stands about two stories tall. She’s been many different colors - she’s currently grey...
Flying in support of Operation Inherent Resolve USAF F-15E Strike Eagles have contributed to destroying or damaging Daesh financial resources, command and control and logistics lines The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and...
USAF F-35s and F-16s fought non-stop for more than 8 hours in defensive counter-air exercise
Luke’s F-16 drivers are learning how to accomplish missions by complementing their toolset with the numerous, new cutting-edge capabilities of the F-35 A new era has just begun at Luke Air Force Base (AFB): the local 56th Fighter Wing (FW) in fact has started integrated direct support training for the F-16 and F-35A since October. As reported by Airman 1st Class...
Ivan Mikoyan received the USSR State Prize honor twice for developing the MiG-29 Ivan Mikoyan, nephew of Artem Mikoyan and co-designer of the MiG-29, has passed away on Nov. 25, 2016 at the age of 89. As explained by RT.com, Mikoyan spent most of his career as a leading engineer at the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG design bureau, that was funded...

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