Archive for February 3rd, 2017

F-15C, 83-3014, joins 10,000 flight hour club

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A F-15C, tail number 83-3014, became one of the few Eagles in the world to clock more than 10,000 flight hours on Jan. 25.

Aircraft 83-3014, an F-15 Eagle, sits on the flightline after reaching 10,000 flight hours during a sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 25, 2017. The aircraft is the first F-15 assigned to a Nellis AFB unit to hit the 10,000 hour milestone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika)

Aircraft 83-3014, an F-15 Eagle, sits on the flightline after reaching 10,000 flight hours during a sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 25, 2017. The aircraft is the first F-15 assigned to a Nellis AFB unit to hit the 10,000 hour milestone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika)


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Surya Kiran to fly at Aero India 2017

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The Indian Air Force will bring its Surya Kiran aerobatic display team to Aero India this month. This will be the first time the team is performing at the show using the new BAE Systems Hawk AJT.

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Photos: India’s Ministry of Defense

33rd Fighter Wing shot its 1st AIM-120 from the F-35A

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A U.S. Air Force weapons load crew assigned to the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron loads a live AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAM) into an F-35A January 31, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and shot the first air-to-air missiles from an F-35A during a weapons system evaluation that took place at Tyndall Air Force Base later the same day. Carrying air-to-air missiles makes the F-35 a more versatile option for combatant commanders by securing the aircrafts survivability, in turn increasing likeliness of mission success.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)

A U.S. Air Force weapons load crew assigned to the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron loads a live AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAM) into an F-35A January 31, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and shot the first air-to-air missiles from an F-35A during a weapons system evaluation that took place at Tyndall Air Force Base later the same day. Carrying air-to-air missiles makes the F-35 a more versatile option for combatant commanders by securing the aircrafts survivability, in turn increasing likeliness of mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)

Spike destroys UAV

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The U.S. Navy has successfully tested its Spike – not to be confused with the Rafael version – missile on an unmanned aerial vehicle.

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Photo: U.S. Navy
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Myanmar wants to license-build JF-17s

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Jane’s reported that Myanmar is in talks with Pakistan to license-build the JF-17 fighter. According to the defense publication, the talks are in an advance stage.

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By Andres Ramirez [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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