Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses

US Navy Operations Specialist explains why F-16s will provide Ukrainian Air Force with tactical options it has never had since the war against Russia began

US Navy Operations Specialist explains why F-16s will provide Ukrainian Air Force with tactical options it has never had since the war against Russia began

Ukrainian Air Force F-16s Kyiv expects to receive its first F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets from its Western allies in… Read More

4 weeks ago

US Navy Operations Specialist explains why although the S-400 SAM System radar can detect the F-35 it can’t target it

The F-35 and the SEAD mission The F-35 Lightning II is the most advanced node in 21st Century Security: It… Read More

2 months ago

Minnesota ANG boosts F-16 capabilities with AN/ASQ-236 AESA radar pod (it complements the recent fielding APG-83 AESA Fire Control Radar)

The AN/ASQ-236 AESA radar pod provides Combat Air Forces with the ability to geo-locate points of interest day or night,… Read More

1 year ago

During Operation Desert Storm an F-4G Wild Weasel dodged 6 SAMs in few seconds. Here’s how.

‘I immediately selected AB, rolled the aircraft inverted, and pulled. All this while keeping the SA-2s on the beam. I… Read More

1 year ago

AGM-88G AARGM-ER successfully engages moving maritime target on 4th flight test

The US Navy launched the AGM-88G AARGM-ER from an F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft successfully engaging an operationally-representative, moving maritime target.… Read More

2 years ago

Meet 1st Lt. Kelsey Flannery, US Air National Guard first female F-35A Lightning II pilot

The US Air National Guard now has a female F-35 pilot in its ranks with 1st Lt. Kelsey Flannery joining… Read More

2 years ago

Video shows EC-37B Compass Call electronic warfare aircraft arriving at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Members of the 55th Electronic Combat Group had a closeup look at the EC-37B Compass Call electronic warfare aircraft. Taken… Read More

2 years ago

Know Your Enemy: why the Russian Air-Space Force is not meant to fight the way Western Air Forces do and Why it rules the Ukrainian skies – above the frontline

Stop trying to understand and explain the Russian Air-Space Force by Western – especially US – way of thinking. Some… Read More

2 years ago

Israeli F-4 Pilot tells the story of when his Kurnass flew through three consecutive SAM explosions during a Yom Kippur War mission

“I decided to press ahead, even though I could see the SAM approaching us. In a split second my mind… Read More

3 years ago

All ANG F-16s that sustained catastrophic damage by a windstorm during Operation Inherent Resolve returned to service

The winds caused the worst battle damage an Air Force or Air National Guard unit had received since 1991 according… Read More

3 years ago

F-35 Vs S-400: how the Lightning II would (theoretically) perform SEAD mission against an integrated AA defense network featuring the S-400

USAF leaders have said that thanks to its stealthiness, the F-35 will become the main platform for the SEAD/DEAD mission… Read More

4 years ago

US ends Spangdahlem Air Base’s Mission, moves 52nd Fighter Wing F-16s to Aviano

As Europe's only SEAD fighter squadron, the 480th FS is assigned 28 F-16 Fighting Falcons to provide expeditionary combat capability… Read More

4 years ago

US Navy completes first AARGM-ER missile captive carry flight on F/A-18 Super Hornet

During the test, the F/A-18 Super Hornet conducted a series of aerial maneuvers in order to evaluate integration and structural… Read More

4 years ago

Lockheed Martin to retrofit F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for SEAD/DEAD mission

A structural modification is needed because the F-35 aircraft will be fitted with new munitions and/or sensors to carry out… Read More

4 years ago

Airbus offers Eurofighter ECR/SEAD Variant to Germany to Replace Luftwaffe’s Tornado ECR

Airbus has disclosed a plan for a Eurofighter ECR/SEAD variant to replace the Luftwaffe's Tornado ECR aircraft. Airbus Defence and… Read More

5 years ago

Boeing Offers EA-18G Growler to Finland

In addition to the U.S. Navy, the EA-18G Growler is flown by the Royal Australian Air Force. Boeing and the… Read More

5 years ago