Archive for May 19th, 2017

Chinese Su-30s carried out “unprofessional” intercept of WC-135

Posted in Air Force on May 19th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Chinese Su-30s carried out “unprofessional” intercept of WC-135

NBC News reported that a USAF WC-135 was intercepted by two Chinese Su-30s on May 17 while flying in international airspace over the East China Sea.

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By Ken H / @chippyho [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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QF-16s at Edwards AFB for jamming tests with F-35s

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Three QF-16s were recently deployed to Edwards Air Force Base so that the F-35 test team there could evaluate the stealth fighter against aerial adversaries equipped with jamming pods.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Chris Higgins
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4th Fighter Squadron to stand up at Hill AFB next month

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Hill Air Force Base will gain its second combat-coded F-35A unit when the 4th Fighter Squadron stands up on Jun. 9.

First Hill F-35
By Todd Cromar [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Video of the F-15SG outing at Combat Hammer

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