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492nd FS F-15E successfully certifies Estonian BAK-14 cable arresting system
The BAK-14 system was paid for with FY16 European Deterrence Initiative funding which increases the capability and readiness of U.S. forces allowing for a faster response in the event of any aggression The 492nd Fighter Squadron successfully completed a BAK-14 certification and close air support training with Estonian Joint Terminal Attack Controllers, Nov. 2, at Amari Air Base, Estonia. The Madhatters...
74th FS pilots have been awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for their actions in support of OIR
The Distinguished Flying Cross is awarded to someone who distinguishes themselves in support of operations by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight On May 23, 2018, two Airmen received the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) in recognition of their actions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). As told by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson, 23d Wing Public Affairs,...
USAF B-1B Lancer strategic bombers integrate with RAAF JTACs
During the 12-hour mission the B-1B Lancer strategic bombers used simulated and inert weapons directed by Australian JTACs On Oct. 2, 2017, two U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-1B Lancer strategic bombers based at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam, conducted a bilateral integration training mission with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as part of Exercise Black Dagger near Townsville...
Gripen Aggressor unveiled
Gripen Aggressor is based on the proven Gripen C-series fighter weapon system, but has been customised for the aggressor role At DSEI (Defence and Security Equipment International) 2017, London, Saab unveiled its Gripen Aggressor platform for the adversary air combat training market. According to a company press release Gripen Aggressor is based on the proven Gripen C-series fighter weapon system, but...
Two B-52 and two B-1B strategic bombers are currently deployed to RAF Fairford On Sep. 1, 2017 one B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber arrived at RAF Fairford, U.K. to participate in Ample Strike 2017. The B-52, from the 307th Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana, will join two B-1 Lancer aircraft from the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas, and...
“The A-10 is an inimitable platform, bringing an unmatched ability to the fight. With its low airspeed, it can quickly change directions and deliver precise firepower,” Lt. Col. Ben Rudolphi, 407th EOSS commander and A-10 pilot The following article, titled Cleared Hot: Red Tails A-10 pilot spits fire in fight against ISIS, and written by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan, 407th Air...
The deployment was designed to ensure bomber crews maintain a high state of readiness and crew proficiency, and it provided opportunities to integrate capabilities with key partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region As reported by Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs in the article B-2 Spirits complete deployment, joint and combined training missions with B-1s, F-22s and Australian allies, three B-2 Spirits recently...
Flying in support of Operation Inherent Resolve USAF F-15E Strike Eagles have contributed to destroying or damaging Daesh financial resources, command and control and logistics lines The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and...
Too Many in the Stack: A-10 pilot tells the story of a night, risky mission flown in bad weather, in congested airspace
A-10 pilots take the Combat Search and Rescue role very seriously As explained by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby, 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs in the article Upgrade advances A-10s search capability, the A-10C Thunderbolt IIs assigned to active duty fighter squadrons at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), AZ, and Moody AFB, Georgia, are in the process of having new lightweight...

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