Archive for December 23rd, 2017

South Korea said to planning to buy another 20 F-35As

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South Korean newspaper Joongang Ilbo says Seoul is preparing to place another order for 20 Lockheed Martin F-35As.

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By US Air Force from USA (Cruisin’) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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115th and 187th Fighter Wings selected for F-35A mission

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Two more Air National Units have been chosen to transition to the F-35A. The service declared on Dec. 21 that the 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin and the 187th Fighter Wing at Dannelly Field, Alabama are the preferred locations to bed down the F-35A.

100th Fighter Squadron F-16C block 30 Fighting Falcon 87-0217 and P-51 Mustang
By United States Air Force (http://www.codeonemagazine.com/f16-highlights.html) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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A400M refuels six Spanish F/A-18s in single flight

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The A400M has demonstrated that it can deliver fuel to six F/A-18s in a single mission during a recent air-to-air refueling (AAR) human factors certification flight on Dec. 13.

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First Swiss woman to be selected for fighter pilot conversion course

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The Swiss Air Force could have its first woman fighter pilot next year when 1st. Lt. Fanny “Shotty” Cholet graduates from her F/A-18 conversion course next year.

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Photo: Swiss Armed Forces

B-1B upgrading its rotary launcher too

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The BRU-56 ejector attached to the B-1B’s rotary launcher is getting an upgrade so that the supersonic bomber can carry more smart bombs, Oriana Pawlyk reports.

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By Valder137 [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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