Initial Operational Capability

Issues with ejection seat push back T-7A Red Hawk Trainer’s IOC to 2027

Issues with ejection seat push back T-7A Red Hawk Trainer’s IOC to 2027

The T-7A Red Hawk Trainer’s IOC delay stems from postponement of the Milestone C low-rate production decision, resulting from issues… Read More

1 year ago

RAAF F-35A Lightning II fleet achieves Initial Operational Capability

The Australian Defence Force now has an F-35A squadron ready to conduct technologically advanced strike and air combat roles. Australia’s… Read More

3 years ago

Initial Operational Capability for first USMC F-35C Squadron

IOC enables VMFA-314 to deploy the F-35C onto aircraft carriers where they will be able to support combat operations anywhere… Read More

4 years ago

RAAF EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft achieve IOC

11 EA-18G Growler aircraft are operated by No. 6 Squadron based at RAAF Base Amberley and operate in conjunction with… Read More

5 years ago

U.S. Navy Declares F-35C Initial Operational Capability

F-35C IOC comes shortly after the Department of the Navy’s first Lightning II squadron, VFA 147, completed aircraft carrier qualifications… Read More

5 years ago

IOC five months ahead of schedule for RAAF P-8A Poseidon aircraft

RAAF has taken delivery of six P-8A Poseidon aircraft from an overall order book of 12 According Flight Global, Royal Australian… Read More

6 years ago

USAF TO DECLARE AC-130J GUNSHIP IOC THIS MONTH BUT WILL HAVE TO WAIT TWO YEARS MORE BEFORE SENDING IT TO COMBAT

The AC-130J will not be going into combat anytime soon as U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command is lagging behind… Read More

7 years ago

INTERESTING PHOTO FEATURES B-1B AIRCRAFT No. 2 A FEW DAYS BEFORE ENTERING SAC INVENTORY

The first SAC B-1B was delivered to Dyess AFB, Texas, on Jun. 29, 1985 The interesting photo in this post… Read More

7 years ago

USAF DELAYS DELIVERY OF TWO F-35I ADIR STEALTH FIGHTERS TO IAF

One of the F-35I Adir stealth fighters has to complete its technical inspections before it can make the trip home… Read More

7 years ago

F-35’s FLEET SURPASSES 100,000 FLIGHT HOURS

Meanwhile the F-35 Integrated Test Force teams are completing the remaining requirements in the program's SDD phase The Lockheed Martin… Read More

7 years ago