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Month: July 2023

U.S. F-16s and F-35s Deploy To The Middle East Amid Tensions With Iran

U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron arrive in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility July 25, 2023. U.S. Air Force F-35’s have deployed to the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility to help defend U.S. interests, promote regional security and safeguard freedom of navigation. (U.S. Air …

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Cargo Glider: The Waco CG-4A Hadrian

The CG-4A Carried Much More Than Just Troops Into Battle Waco’s CG-4A cargo glider, nicknamed the Hadrian by the Brits, carried approximately 50 percent of any Airborne Division’s paratroopers into… The post Cargo Glider: The Waco CG-4A Hadrian appeared first on Avgeekery.com. Source link

Test Flying The F-35: Interview With Monessa ‘Siren’ Balzhiser

Monessa “Siren” Balzhiser. (All images credit: Lockheed Martin, unless otherwise stated) We talked about the F-35’s current and future capabilities; differences with the F-16 in the SEAD and CAS missions; and much more, with Lockheed Martin’s test pilot Monessa “Siren” Balzhiser. Graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2004, Monessa Balzhiser is the …

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The MD-90 Mad Dog Flies Again!

The McDonnell Douglas MD-90 has been resurrected…sort of.  A former Delta Air Lines MD-90 (reg. N930TB) took off from the Southern California Logistics Airport (VCV) in Victorville, Calif., last week.… The post The MD-90 Mad Dog Flies Again! appeared first on Avgeekery.com. Source link

Russian Su-35S Deploys Flares That Damage Propeller Of U.S. MQ-9 Drone Over Syria

A Russian fighter flies dangerously close to a U.S. MQ-9 before deploying flares from a position directly over an MQ-9 drone on a defeat-ISIS mission in Syria July 23, 2023. (via AFCENT) Despite the damage, the unmanned aircraft was able to return to its home base. A U.S. MQ-9 drone and a Russian Su-35S fighter …

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Four Italian Air Force F-35 Stealth Aircraft Are Deploying To Japan For The First Time Next Week

Two Italian Air Force F-35A aircraft (Image credit: Author) The deployment involves a “package” that includes Italian Air Force stealth jets, airborne early warning aircraft and tankers. A small but well-assorted contingent of assets from the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) will deploy to Japan early next month to take part in joint training with …

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The U.S. Military Wants To Limit Flight Tracking Of Its Aircraft

File photo of an MC-130J Commando II of the 67th Special Operations Squadron, one of the assets usually employed to move around Special Operation Forces which might benefit from flight tracking limitations. (Photo: Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via AP) The move is supposed to mitigate the operational security threats posed by open-source ADS-B systems. Earlier this …

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Deep Dive Into Hypersonic Interceptors, Eurofighter And KC-390 News From PAS23

KC-390, Eurofighter Typhoon and Hypersonic Missile Interceptor (Image created using Embraer, Alex Marc and MBDA photos) Let’s have a closer look at three major updates from the 54th Paris Air Show. With the Paris Air Show (PAS23) over, this is a deeper dive into the three major updates to come out of Le Bourget. Perhaps …

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U.S. Air Force Uses Commercial Aerial Refueling For The First Time

File photo of a Metrea KC-135. (Image credit: Metrea) Years after the Navy, the Air Force decided to supplement its tanker fleet with commercial aerial refueling services. The U.S. Air Force employed for the first time last month a commercial aerial refueling service to refuel a RC-135 Rivet Joint and E-3 Sentry during exercise Resolute …

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