Archive for June 22nd, 2017

F-16 carrying air-to-air missiles crashes at Ellington Airport

Posted in Air Force on June 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on F-16 carrying air-to-air missiles crashes at Ellington Airport

A F-16 assigned to 138th Fighter Wing crashed during take-off from Ellington Airport, Texas on Jun. 21. The pilot ejected safely.


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USAF found it will cost $50 billion to produce another 194 F-22s

Posted in Air Force, Industry on June 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on USAF found it will cost $50 billion to produce another 194 F-22s

A study by the U.S. Air Force has found that the American taxpayer will have to fork out $50 billion to procure another 194 Lockheed Martin F-22 stealth fighters.

F-22 - Golden Formation
By U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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PLAAF J-10B promotional video for Aviadarts 2017

Posted in Air Force on June 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on PLAAF J-10B promotional video for Aviadarts 2017

The Chinese Ministry of Defense announced on Jun. 20 that the Chengdu J-10B fighter will be participating in the Aviadarts competition held from Jul. 29 to Aug. 12.

USAF squadron stood up after 70 years of inactivity; will teach the F-35A weapons instructor course

Posted in Air Force on June 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on USAF squadron stood up after 70 years of inactivity; will teach the F-35A weapons instructor course

A U.S. Air Force squadron that has been inactive since February 1947 was stood up at Nellis Air Force Base on Jun. 20 as the 6th Weapons Squadron.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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This F/A-18E fired a AIM-9 and AIM-120 to down the Syrian Su-22

Posted in Navy on June 22nd, 2017 by alert5 – 1 Comment

Social media reports said U.S. Navy F/A-18E BuNo. 168914 from VFA-87 was involved in the shooting down of a Syrian Su-22 on Jun. 18.

Boeing F-A-18E Super Hornet ‘168914 - AJ-304’ (24150315135)
By Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK (Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet ‘168914 / AJ-304’) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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