Archive for April 13th, 2016

Lockheed Martin’s ad shows Super Hornet defeating dogfight missile fired by J-20

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Lockheed Martin uploaded an ad on Apr. 11 showcasing its high energy laser weapons capabilities. One of the segments show a Super Hornet in a dogfight with a J-20. The Chinese fighter launched a short-range dogfight missile at the pursuing F/A-18 and the weapon was defeated by a laser pod mounted under the wing of the fighter.

J-20 missile
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USAF redesignating MQ-1 Predator squadrons as attack squadrons

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Eight U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator squadrons that are currently designated as reconnaissance squadrons will become attack squadrons.

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By U.S. Air Force photo by Lt Col Leslie Pratt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Wind tunnel separation testing of the ASRAAM from the F-35

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A photo from Arnold Engineering Development Complex showing the separation testing of the AIM-132 ASRAAM missile from the weapons bay of a F-35 model in the facility’s 4-foot transonic aerodynamic wind tunnel back in 2008.

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Photo: USAF

F-15E WSO clocks 1,000 combat hours

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A F-15E weapons system officer with the 391st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron has achieved the rare feat of having 1,000 combat hours under his belt.

Lt. Col. Bash, 391st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron weapons system officer and instructor, poses for a photo with an F-15E Strike Eagle fighter aircraft after returning from his 1,000 combat flying hour milestone sortie at undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, April 9, 2016. The 1,000 hour milestone, an equivalent to more than 40 days in combat, is lauded as a rare achievement, which some flyers never achieve. (U. S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kentavist P. Brackin/Released)

Lt. Col. Bash, 391st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron weapons system officer and instructor, poses for a photo with an F-15E Strike Eagle fighter aircraft after returning from his 1,000 combat flying hour milestone sortie at undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, April 9, 2016. The 1,000 hour milestone, an equivalent to more than 40 days in combat, is lauded as a rare achievement, which some flyers never achieve. (U. S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kentavist P. Brackin/Released)


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Global Strike Command wants drone that can defeat commercial drones

Posted in Air Force on April 13th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Global Strike Command wants drone that can defeat commercial drones

The U.S. Air Force’s Global Strike Command is soliciting for a small drone that will go out to defeat commercial drones using electronic jamming.

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By Zimin.V.G. (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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