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At Red Flag 17-01 America’s newest fighter aircraft is proving capable in the hands of maintainers too As we have recently explained the F-35A Lightning II is holding its own at Red Flag 17-01. In fact during the U.S. Air Force (USAF) premier air combat exercise currently underway at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada, the aircraft is excelling not only in eliminating advanced ground...
"We were kind of standoffish over the Gulf of Sidra, waiting to shoot down radars. That progressed into us going over land into Africa looking for surface-to-air radars and missile sites" The following story was originally titled Fighter pilot goes above, beyond call of duty and was written by staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr., 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs  "It was...
The corrosion shop performs approximately 12 to 15 full paint jobs per year With half its two-toned brown paint sanded away and swirls of green underneath the paint, the F-16 Fighting Falcon looks as if it had been submerged under water for 50 years rather than just coming off the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB). As told by Airman...
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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