Archive for December 8th, 2017

AV-8Bs, F/A-18s at Shaw AFB for BFM with F-16s, F-22s and T-38s

Posted in Air Force, Marines, Navy on December 8th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on AV-8Bs, F/A-18s at Shaw AFB for BFM with F-16s, F-22s and T-38s

Fighter pilots from the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy took part in a basic fighter maneuver training exercise at Shaw Air Force Base on Dec. 1.

U.S. Marine AV-8B Harriers with the Marine Attack Squadron 231 assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., are parked on the flightline during basic fighter maneuver training at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Dec. 1, 2017. Marine pilots received an opportunity to “battle” Air Force aircraft to include the F-16CM Fighting Falcon, F-22 Raptor and T-38C Talon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado)

U.S. Marine AV-8B Harriers with the Marine Attack Squadron 231 assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., are parked on the flightline during basic fighter maneuver training at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Dec. 1, 2017. Marine pilots received an opportunity to “battle” Air Force aircraft to include the F-16CM Fighting Falcon, F-22 Raptor and T-38C Talon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado)


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RAND on PLAAF operations over water

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China has been dispatching its bombers and reconnaissance aircraft away from its coasts and into the Pacific and South China Sea. RAND explores in this paper on the People’s Liberation Army Air Force’s role in these maritime flights. Hit on the link below for the article.

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Qatar orders 12 additional Rafales; total order at 36

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Qatar has placed a follow-on order for 12 additional Rafale fighters from Dassault during French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Doha on Dec. 7.

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