Tag: F-16

Su-27 Pilot remembers Mock Dogfight He Had against NATO F-16s that were trying to Violate Russian Airspace
'I was all alone out over international waters and a good long way from the shore when a pair of F-16s popped up and, in a manner of speaking, asked me to step outside…’ Maj. Yevgeniy Oleynik, Russian Su-27 Pilot. Development of what was to become the world-renowned Su-27 began in the 1960s...
ROKAF F-15 and F-16 Fighter Jets Fire more than 300 Warning Shots at Russian A-50 AEW&C Aircraft
ROKAF pilots sent out 30 warnings to the A-50 but received no response. On Jul. 23, 2019 warplanes from four countries faced off in a chaotic and unprecedented confrontation above a small, disputed island off the coast of South Korea and Japan. As reported by CNN, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of...
Vintage video features Northrop YF-17 Cobra rollout
The Northrop YF-17 Cobra was a lightweight fighter aircraft designed for the United States Air Force's Lightweight Fighter (LWF) technology evaluation program. The silent film footage in this post shows the unveiling of the Northrop YF-17 Cobra, a jet fighter aircraft that, unfortunately for Northrop, never made it past the prototype stage, but...
The F-16 from 114th FW pancaked onto the roof of the warehouse near March ARB. The pilot ejected and was hospitalized.
The F-16 from 114th FW pancaked onto the roof of the warehouse near March ARB. The pilot ejected and was hospitalized. The video in this post is a new dashcam footage which captures the moment a pilot from 144th Fighter Wing (FW) ejected from an F-16  belonging to the 114th FW just...
“Our jets used clouds to hide from Pakistani Radar during Balakot airstrikes,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said
Divya Spandana, social media director for India's main opposition party, the Congress Party, mocked Modi, tweeting that the ability to use radar to detect planes, "cloud or no cloud," has been around for decades. Speaking to India's News Nation TV channel on May, 11, 2019 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said heavy rain on the night of Feb. 25 had complicated planning for the...
Indonesia Air Force's last two F-16s to arrive home today
A training program at dawn was initiated by Indonesian Air Force several years ago. The Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara (TNI-AU, Indonesian Air Force) says it will be conducting flight training in the predawn hours to wake people up for their sahur (predawn meal) during the fasting month of Ramadan.
Lockheed Martin launches new F-16 production line in Greenville
F-16 tooling and equipment previously in Fort Worth, Texas, has since been installed in a newly-refurbished hangar in Greenville. Lockheed Martin hosted a ceremony to celebrate its new F-16 production line in Greenville, South Carolina. F-16 tooling and equipment previously in Fort Worth, Texas, has since been installed in a newly-refurbished hangar...
Here’s why the F-16N had been the finest adversary fighter ever flown by the U.S. Navy
From the U.S. Navy perspective, short of actually having a Fulcrum or Flanker, the F-16N was as close to a real dissimilar fighter as they could get. The F-16 has the distinction of being the only 4th generation adversary that has served with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force (USAF)....
First Belgian Air Force F-35As to be based at Florennes
The first F-35A Lightning IIs will arrive in Belgium in 2025. As we have reported, on Oct. 25, 2018 the Belgian Government decided to replace the country ageing F-16 fleet with the F-35A Lightning II of which it bought 34 examples in a contract worth $ 3,4 billion.
The European allies have to build up their defence forces against a strengthening Russia. According to Reuters, Director, Joint Strike Fighter Program, Vice Admiral Mathias W. “Mat” Winter, told U.S. lawmakers that “future potential Foreign Military Sales customers for the F-35 include Singapore, Greece, Romania, Spain and Poland.” This consideration...