Tag: stealth fighter

The F-117 Stealth Fighter and the ‘Nuclear’ Explosions during Operation Desert Storm
On several missions F-117 pilots saw spectacular explosions in the distance, with some being so impressive that they resembled a nuclear mushroom cloud. The end result of the USAF’s Have Blue programme launched in the mid-1970s, the F-117 was developed by Lockheed’s legendary Advanced Development Company. Embodying Stealth technology which made the jet virtually invisible to...
F-22 Raptor with Crumbled Radar-Absorbing Coating Spotted over Syria
“Eroded” Radar-Absorbing Coating on the F-22’s nose has been spotted during aerial refuelling over an “undisclosed location.” Several eagle-eyed Twitter users have spotted what they believed was severely eroded Radar-Absorbing Coating in front of the canopy of a U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-22 seen refuelling over an “undisclosed location.”
Japan to deploy its first F-35A Stealth Fighter at Misawa Air Base this month
The JASDF F-35A pilot, who had only 60 hours flying time in the F-35, gave no indication he was in trouble. Japan’s air force said on Jun. 10, 2019 “spatial disorientation” likely caused one of its pilots to fly his F-35 stealth fighters into the Pacific Ocean in April, hitting the water at...
Interesting footage shows the Su-57 Operating in Syria
Google maps satellite photos showing the Su-57 in Syria were taken back in 2018 when the fighter first arrived there. Russia’s Ministry of Defense has refuted media reports that the Su-57 has been redeployed to Syria. The ministry says that Google maps satellite photos showing the jet in Syria were taken...
“Four ‘retired’ F-117 Stealth Fighters were secretly deployed to the Middle East and conducted air strikes in Syria and Iraq in 2017,” Scramble Magazine Says
One of the deployed F-117 Stealth Aircraft was involved in an in-flight emergency and landed far away from its temporary home base that was likely located in Saudi Arabia, the UAE or Qatar. After at least one F-117 had been spotted flying in Nevada and Eastern California last week, Scramble Magazine is...
First J-20 Mighty Dragon stealth fighters delivered to PLAAF front-line unit
9th Brigade at Wuhu has received its first two to four J-20 fighter aircraft Exactly eight years and one day after its first flight, the first operational People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF, China Air Force) front line unit, 9th Brigade at Wuhu has received its first two to four J-20 fighter...
Interesting footage shows the Su-57 Operating in Syria
According to Sukhoi, the Su-57's radar cross section RCS is reduced to an average figure of 0.3-0.4m2 compared to 15m2 for the Su-27 The interesting footage in this pots shows Russian Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighters operating in Syria. Noteworthy as we have already reported the Russian Air and Space Force (RuASF) has deployed the first two Su-57s to Khmemeim Air Base last...
"Tyndall F-22s damaged by Hurricane Michael likely fixable," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says
“I’m not ready to say that all the F-22s can be fixed, but our initial review was perhaps more positive than I anticipated ... in light of the amount of damage,” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis As reported by Air Force Times, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sounded optimistic Monday about the chances of repairing an unknown number of F-22s and other...
F-22 stealth fighters left behind at Tyndall AFB damaged beyond repair by Hurricane Michael
More than a dozen F-22 Raptors were left at Tyndall AFB for either mechanical or safety reasons More than a dozen F-22 Raptor stealth fighters were left behind as Hurricane Michael bore down on Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB) on Oct. 10, 2018. As reported by Air Force Magazine, in Michael's wake, many of those Raptors are damaged, and some beyond...
Stealth Vs Stealth: U.S. F-22s dogfight against Norwegian F-35s
“The F-22 is a very formidable opponent,” Royal Norwegian Air Force Major Morten Hanche Two F-22s from the 95th Fighter Squadron flew to Orland Air Base, Norway, Aug. 15, for a one-day exercise with Norwegian F-35s. The two U.S. F-22s are among 13 in Europe for a series of short-term deployments in places such as Greece and Poland, with further training...