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6/19/2024
Turkey Sets Sight on European Jets After US F-16 Fighter Jet Deal
A deal for Turkey to purchase fighter jets from the US is a sign of improved relations between the two countries amid the ongoing threat of Russia, analysts told The Media Line, as Ankara turns its focus next on procuring jets from European allies. Experts say the war in Ukraine has made clear the threat Moscow poses to Turkey and the region, motivating Ankara to look to its Western partners to boost its security.
6/19/2024
Six months to combat readiness - French instructors tell of F-16 training for Ukrainian pilots
Ten young pilots from Ukraine are currently training at an undisclosed airbase in the south of France on Alpha Jet training aircraft, considered as a bridge between a rotorcraft and an F16 fighter. In total, the French Air and Space Force has undertaken to certify the training of 26 pilots over the two years.
6/19/2024
The proposal of Gripen fighters to replace the Kfir jets of the Colombian Air Force: more doubts than certainties
According to media reports, discussions were expected to include evaluation for the possible acquisition of Gripen fighters for the Colombian Air Force, particularly addressing the long-awaited decision on a new combat aircraft to replace the scheduled retirement of the Israeli-origin Kfir jets. In this article, we will analyze the real possibility of such a purchase being crucial for our air defense.
6/18/2024
Russian bomber forced out of Swedish airspace after ignoring warnings from air command
A Russian military aircraft has been intercepted when it violated Swedish airspace east of the southern tip of Gotland. The incident ended with the Russian aircraft being forced out of the airspace. The Swedish military said the Sukhoi Su-24 tactical bomber entered Sweden's airspace without permission, forcing a Swedish JAS-39 Gripen aircraft to intercept it.
6/18/2024
Hawaii ANG hosts Sentry Aloha 24-2: Joint Forces Synchronize for Combat Readiness
The Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Wing concluded the latest iteration of its ongoing fighter exercise, Sentry Aloha 24-2, on June 12 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. This National Guard Bureau training event brought together more than 1,000 participants from nine states and four service branches throughout two weeks, providing essential combat training to joint and total-forces units.
6/18/2024
Brazil Could Soon Be Flying Powerful F-16 Fighter Jets
The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) operates a diverse fleet of combat aircraft, including AMXs, Northrop F-5s, Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucanos, and Saab Gripen E jets. Brazil is currently in negotiations to purchase two dozen F-16 Fighting Falcons from the U.S. Air Force, aiming to finalize the deal by the end of 2024.
6/18/2024
‘Phenomenal’ F-22 Raptor Reaches Historic Milestone Of 500K Flight Hours; Ex-Pilot Called It Super Agile
On June 17, Lockheed Martin announced that the US Air Force’s F-22 Raptor fleet had reached an impressive milestone of 500,000 flight hours. This achievement underscores the F-22’s enduring role in maintaining air superiority and highlights the dedication of the teams responsible for its operation and support.
6/17/2024
The U.S Air Force deployed its F-15E fighter bombers over Iceland on Air Policing Missions
A contingent of U.S Air Force F-15E fighter bombers landed at Keflavik Air Base in early June to conduct Air Policing Missions over Iceland. The initial tasks performed by the combat aircraft included reconnaissance flights followed by Quick Reaction Alert – Interception exercises.
6/16/2024
Russian military planes violate Finnish airspace claims Finland
According to a statement made by the Finnish Border Guard, Finland claims that four Russian military planes have violated the country’s airspace on 10th June. The Finnish defense ministry initially said that only a single Russian military plane violated the airspace above the Gulf of Finland. However, it has now been revealed that it was, in fact, a total of four military aircraft from Russia.
6/16/2024
Morocco acquires 10 Boeing Harpoon missiles for F-16 fighter jets
Morocco has procured ten Harpoon Block II (AGM-84L) anti-ship missiles and SLAM-ER (AGM-84H/K) cruise missiles from Boeing. These acquisitions aim to enhance the capabilities of the Royal Moroccan Air Force, particularly with the integration of Harpoon missiles into the F-16 Viper fighter jets. The Royal Armed Forces are expected to receive 24 of these advanced jets by 2026.
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