Tag: surface-to-air missile

Reflections of a “Thud” Weasel on the Massive AGM-78 Standard Anti-Radiation Missile
"At any rate, I had the technical representative, Bill Barbari, swear to me on a stack of Bibles that the AGM-78 could not ignite on the wing,” Major James F. Leggett, former F-105 Pilot. Here are excerpts from "Reflections of a Weasel" by Major James F. Leggett, who flew 150 Weasel missions in...
Former F-14 Pilot remembers Capt Dale “Snort” Snodgrass’ Close Call with an Iraqi SAM during Operation Desert Storm
"I was just a young pilot; Snodgrass was the best pilot in our rank ... And when I saw the two flames from his afterburners I thought for a fraction of a second that his two engines were on fire. And I said to myself ‘It’s all over they got him ...,"' Commander Matt Aljanich, former...
Turkey kicked out of F-35 program because it’s Purchasing S-400. But Greece and other NATO Countries already have Russian Surface to Air Missile Systems that are Part of Alliance's Shared Missile Defense.
NATO's secretary general Jens Stoltenberg reiterated that the S-400 system could not become part of alliance's shared missile defense. The Trump administration has signaled its intention to kick Turkey out of the F-35 program. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said, in a statement on Jul. 17 that the country’s involvement in the...
Here’s how Houthis were able to deploy R-27/R-60/R-73/R-77 Air-to-Air Missiles as SAMs against Saudi-led Coalition Aircraft
Whether any of the missiles fired by Houthis actually scored a hit remains unclear. Released by the Houthi-controlled media on Jan. 7, 2018 the video in this post shows one of their R-27T air-to-air missiles deployed as a surface-to-air missile (SAM) near missing a Royal Saudi Air Force F-15SA from No. 55 Squadron.
Israeli Air Force F-35I Adir takes part in First Joint Exercise with Service’s F-15 and F-16
"We're not going to adjust the 'Adir' (F-35I) according to the air force – we're going to adjust the air force according to the 'Adir'," Israeli Air Force senior member. The Israeli Air Force’s F-35I recently took part in first joint exercise with its F-15 and F-16, the service announced on Jun. 6.
USAF Deploys F-22 Raptors to Qatar for first time Amid Tensions with Iran
The likely mission of the F-22 Raptors in the event of full-scale hostilities with Iran would be targeting Tehran's surface-to-air missile batteries, especially the S-300 system, its best air defense. Taken on Jun. 27, 2019 the pictures in this post show U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-22 Raptors arriving at Al Udeid Air Base,...
Israel shoots down Syrian Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer fighter bomber
According Israeli reports, the incident took place over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The pilot of the Su-24 was killed. On Jul. 24, 2018 the Israeli military shot down a Syrian Sukhoi Su-24 (NATO: Fencer) fighter bomber after it entered Israeli airspace, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said, raising fears of further military escalation in the region. According Israeli reports, the incident...
The story of Belmont 86, the SR-71 that made an emergency landing in Norway after spying over Murmansk
"My call sign was 'Belmont 86' and my transmissions to approach control were something like this: 'Bodø Approach, Belmont 86, six-zero miles west, declaring an in-flight emergency, request straight-in approach to land on runway zero seven.' 'Belmont 86, say aircraft type, nature of emergency, souls-on-board, and fuel remaining.' 'Bodø Approach, Belmont 86, US Air Force Tactical, engine problem, 2...
Turkey to receive first F-35 on Thursday despite opposition from Congress
The Senate bill also calls on Secretary of Defense James Mattis to submit to Congress "a plan to remove the Government of the Republic of Turkey from participation in the F-35 program" On Jun. 19, 2018 the Pentagon said that, despite opposition from the U.S. Congress, Turkey is set to receive its first F-35 Joint Strike Fighters on Thursday during...
This photo shows Israeli F-35 flying over Beirut
Aired on Hadashot television news Wednesday night, the picture was apparently leaked to the network According The Times of Israel, the photo in this post shows an Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-35 stealth fighter jet flying over the Lebanese capital of Beirut. Aired on Hadashot television news Wednesday night, the picture was apparently leaked to the network. The photograph, shot from a...