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Swiss Air Force plans to retire 27 F-5 fighters this year
The service will be left with 26 active F-5 fighters The Swiss military has indicated of its desire to retire 27 Northrop F-5s from service. Four aircraft have already been donated to museums. The rest have been grounded and buyers have been found. Switzerland will be left with 26 active F-5s. These aircraft will flank the Swiss Air Force F/A-18 Hornets...
The modular G3000 integrated flight deck boasts a large and vibrant, high-resolution flight display that seamlessly interfaces to the F-5’s existing mission computer, enabling advanced mapping, tactical radio capabilities, radar display and more Tactical Air Support (TacAir) will be switching out the analog displays on its F-5 Tiger fleet with the Garmin G3000 flight deck. This configuration, which consists of a...
The strange case of the first kills scored by RSAF (or USAF?) F-15 pilots
Following the interception of radio traffic between the F-15s and the AWACS, Iran later claimed — logically — that the pilots aboard the two Eagles were not Saudis, but Americans The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) purchased 46 F-15Cs (minus some of the aircraft Tactical Electronic Warfare System elements and various sensitive radar modes) and 16 F-15Ds in 1983 under the...
Republic of China Air Force grounded F-5 fighter jets as kids were having exams
According ROCAF spokesperson the F-5 fighters were grounded to avoid fighter aircraft noise affecting candidates undertaking the annual “Four Second Technical Secondary Unified Entrance Test” Northrop F-5 fighters assigned to Taitung airbase in Taiwan were recently grounded and the defense ministry explained that it was due to high school exams. According to Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) spokesperson the aircraft...