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“This F-22 Raptor deployment represents a key milestone for U.S. and Australian Airmen as together we build a robust fifth generation fighter presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific” According to the article F-22 Raptors to deploy to RAAF Base Tindal as part of Enhanced Air Cooperation Initiative written by Headquarters Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs, Pacific Air Forces will deploy 12 United States...
At any given time, Blue Force may have up to 60 aircraft fighting to take on Red Force aggressors that come in waves of 8-16 aircraft at a time In the following article titled Red Flag proves ‘intense’ for F-35A pilots and written by Kari Tilton, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs you can find some more details about F-35A's participation...
The B-1 units bring a unique perspective and years of repeated combat and operational experience from the Central Command theater to the Pacific Several B-1B Lancers and Airmen with the 7th Bomb Wing (BW) from Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, deployed to Andersen AFB, Feb. 6 in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s (USPACOM) Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) mission. The 9th...
The A-10 Warthog isn't always the right CAS platform for different climate and geographic zones As reported by Military.com, on Feb. 08, 2017 the U.S. Air Force (USAF) revealed that has reset the date for the earliest possible retirement of the tank buster A-10 Warthog to 2021. Last year, then-Defense Secretary Ashton Carter delayed the A-10 retirement until 2022. In fact according...
"In order to train the world’s greatest F-16 pilots, we teach our students to operate day or night, under any weather condition, no matter what happens in order to get the mission done" As told by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs in the article F-16 pilots learn to fight at night, training to master nighttime operations...
At Red Flag 17-01 America’s newest fighter aircraft is proving capable in the hands of maintainers too As we have recently explained the F-35A Lightning II is holding its own at Red Flag 17-01. In fact during the U.S. Air Force (USAF) premier air combat exercise currently underway at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada, the aircraft is excelling not only in eliminating advanced ground...
DRAGON modernization will bring a whole new level of communication, navigation and surveillance to the U.S. and NATO E-3 operational community As reported by 552nd Air Control Wing in the article New year, new Sentry – DRAGON, the first E-3 Sentry aircraft with the glass flight deck modification known as DRAGON (Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations...
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"They’ve put up as many advanced threats against us. If we didn’t suffer a few losses, it wouldn’t be challenging enough" After eight days “at war” the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be an invaluable asset during Red Flag 17-01, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) premier air combat exercise held at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada. The F-35A is...
This training mission was the first time in U.S. Air Force history that 10, CV-22s flew in formation simultaneously Taken on Feb. 3, 2017, the impressive video in this post features four CV-22s from the 20th Special Operations Squadron (SOS) at Cannon Air Force Base (AFB) and 6 from the 8th SOS at Hurlburt Field flying in formation over Hurlburt...
"The F-22s in general require regular coating maintenance but there haven't been any with coatings flying off in the AOR that would require Lockheed Martin to develop a new coating" As we have reported on Feb. 1, 2017, Lockheed Martin recently completed the first F-22 Raptor at the company's Inlet Coating Repair (ICR) Speedline facility, where periodic maintenance is performed to...

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