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USAF F-22 Raptors intercept Russian Tu-95 bombers escorted by Su-35 fighters off the coast of Alaska
The bombers exited and then re-entered the Alaskan ADIZ accompanied by two Su-35 fighter jets. On May 21, 2019 two pairs of F-22 fighter jets, each with an E-3 Airborne Early Warning and Control System aircraft, from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) positively identified and intercepted Russian Tu-95 bombers and Su-35 fighter...
Kadena F-15 that crashed last year was dogfighting with an F-22
Investigators say the pilot experienced a negative G departure from controlled flight with a snap roll entry to the left that transitioned to an inverted, negative G spin. On Apr. 23, 2019 Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) released the results of its investigation into an F-15C aircraft mishap that occurred on Jun. 11, 2018,...
Check out video and photos of 24 F-22 Raptors showcasing Overwhelming Combat Airpower during Elephant Walk at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
The "elephant walk," comprised of 24 F-22 Raptor stealth fighters, a C-17 Globemaster III transport and an E-3 Sentry. On Mar. 26, 2019 a squadron of USAF aircraft "elephant walked" down Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) in Alaska, as part of a routine to demonstrate their combat airpower and response abilities.
EA-18G with F-22 Kill Mark: what is the effectiveness of Growler’s Jamming System against F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters?
Since the Growler scored the simulated aerial victory against the Raptor, no further details have been provided on how the EA-18G got a missile lock on the F-22. Taken at Joint Base Andrews in 2009, the famous picture in this post shows a U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler (specifically aircraft EA-1, the...
F-22 pilot from Australia: from RAAF Hornet to USAF Raptor
“The transition from the aircraft was exciting and a challenge to do. There were definitely some similarities, like handling, but the Raptor’s performance, from the engine to what it can do is unmatched,” (RAAF) Flight Lt. Paul Anderton 90th FS F-22 Raptor pilot. Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Flight Lt. Paul Anderton...
USAF installs metallic 3D Printed Part on F-22 because of lack of Additional Parts to Support Raptor Community
The use of 3D printing gives maintainers the ability to acquire replacement parts on short notice without minimum order quantities The use of 3D printing is not new to the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The service in fact has routinely used 3D printing for legacy aircraft requiring parts that may be out...
This F-22 Made A Hook-Down Emergency Landing Last Year
"As we approached Atlantic City, we finalized our fuel plan. I still needed to burn down gas in order to land slow enough to meet the maximum cable engagement speed of 150 knots," Capt. Matthew L. Guertin, F-22 Raptor pilot The following article, titled A Typical Monday Morning and written by F-22 pilot...
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...
Lockheed Martin pitches F-22, F-35 hybrid to the USAF too
"The F-35 is a game-changer with its unprecedented combination of lethality, survivability, and adaptability. Bringing this new mission to Tyndall ensures that the U.S Air Force is ready to dominate in any conflict," Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has indicated...
F-22 Pilot that Belly Landed his Raptor last April at NAS Oceana Took Off with Incorrect Data
The investigation also found that the F-22 pilot prematurely retracted the landing gear and that day’s flight brief was inadequate As we have already reported on Apr. 13, 2018 an F-22A Raptor belonging to the 3rd Wing from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), Alaska, was involved in a serious accident at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon where the stealth fighter was...

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