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The story of the F-15E crews who flew the longest fighter combat sortie ever
`Crockett 51/52s" historic flight had seen the F-15E fighter bombers refuel no fewer than 12 times, each refuelling giving them an additional 60 to 90 minutes of loiter time. The F-15E Strike Eagle is the Western world's definitive multi-role fighter. It has been at the centre of every conflict in which the USAF...
In the wake of A-29 fatal crash during flight testing, USAF terminates flying phase of OA-X competition
The mission was a continuation training sortie in support of the Light Attack Experiment Phase II. An Air Force Materiel Command Accident Investigation Board (AIB) has identified the cause of an A-29 Super Tucano crash which killed a U.S. Navy fighter pilot this past summer in New Mexico.
MQ-9 Reaper
For the past 10 years MQ-9 aircrew have been employing AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and GBU-12 laser-guided bombs, but the JDAM brings new global positioning system capabilities to the warfighters An MQ-9 Reaper recently dropped a GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) at a range, adding another weapon to the drone’s arsenal. "We had a great opportunity to drop the first live...
The Paragon direct attack munition is an affordable, effective alternative to current dual-mode weapons Lockheed Martin has announced in a press release that its Dual Mode Plus laser-guided bomb (LGB) will be branded Paragon. The Paragon direct attack munition is an affordable, effective alternative to current dual-mode weapons. "The new brand Paragon exemplifies a model of excellence, and reflects the system's performance...
To make training more realistic, A-10 pilots shot inert 30 millimeter training rounds at unmanned boats positioned in the Gulf of Mexico Fishing boats equipped with makeshift machine guns and weapons to resemble ‘pirate boats’ invaded the area by the Midbay Bridge between Niceville and Destin Feb. 6. This was a scene from Combat Hammer, the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s (FWS)...
During their stay at Tyndall Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18s fired 22 missiles for tactical evaluation As reported by Airman 1st Class Cody R. Miller, 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs in his article Canadians test capabilities at Tyndall’s Combat Archer and Combat Hammer, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) personnel took part in exercises Combat Archer and Combat Hammer at Tyndall Air Force...

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