Archive for December 6th, 2016

F-16 pilot ejects after landing at Osan Air Base

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A U.S. Air Force pilot assigned to the 36th Fighter Squadron was ejected from his F-16 after landing at Osan Air Base, South Korea on Dec. 3.

36th AMU prepares F-16s for Beverly Midnight 16-01 160307-F-YJ424-128
By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Jordanian F-16 pilot killed when his jet crashes during take-off

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The pilot of a Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16 was killed when his jet went down after take-off on Dec. 5.

Jordanian F-16 landing
By Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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This A-10 pilot is with the Italian Air Force

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Capt. Roberto Manzo flies the A-10 at 74th Fighter Squadron, the only difference between his squadron mates and him is that Manzo is an exchange pilot from the Italian Air Force. Hit the link below for the rest of his story.

Italian exchange pilot Roberto Manzo, 74th Fighter Squadron training assistant, poses for a photo before flying, Aug. 25, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Manzo was raised in Rome, Italy and developed a desire to become a pilot after seeing jets fly for the first time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson)

Italian exchange pilot Roberto Manzo, 74th Fighter Squadron training assistant, poses for a photo before flying, Aug. 25, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Manzo was raised in Rome, Italy and developed a desire to become a pilot after seeing jets fly for the first time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson)

Taiwan has no plans to retire Mirage 2000

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Taiwan’s Deputy Defense Minister Lee Hsi-ming has refuted a report by Chinese-language Apple Daily that the island intends to retire its Mirage 2000 fleet.

ROCAF Mirage 2000-5EI 2016 at Ching Chuang Kang AFB Apron after Demonstration Flight 20161126a
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Finland wants 90 MIDS-JTRS for its F/A-18 MLU program

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The U.S. government has cleared Finland to buy 90 Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS-JTRS) for the latter’s F/A-18 Mid-Life Upgrade Program. Total estimated program cost is $156 million.

Finnish Air Force F-18
By David Smith (originally posted to Flickr as Sneaking past) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons