June 09, 2022 Military Aviation News

Ukrainian defenders destroy three enemy tanks, six drones in JFO area


Ukrainian forces have repulsed seven enemy attacks and destroyed a significant number of military equipment in the area of the Joint Forces Operation in eastern Ukraine in the last 24 hours. The Joint Forces Task Force said this in a Facebook post, Ukrinform reports.

New Air National Guard Exercise Tests Agility in Michigan


ir National Guard Airmen and aircraft from around the country are conducting the first Air National Guard Readiness Exercise Program event, Agile Rage 22. This exercise is hosted by the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, part of the National All-Domain Warfighting Center in Northern Michigan, June 4-18.

Lockheed expects to begin deliveries of F-16 combat jets in 2024


Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) expects to produce its new-build F-16 fighter jets next year and commence deliveries in 2024, its chief financial officer Jesus Malave said on Wednesday. The company has a list of key U.S. allies including Bahrain, Taiwan, Slovakia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia eager to purchase the jet.

U.S. Marine Osprey aircraft with 5 aboard crashes in Southern California just north of Mexico border


An Osprey aircraft carrying five Marines crashed Wednesday in southeastern California just north of the Mexican border, military officials said. There was no immediate information about casualties or damage to property on the ground due to the crash in Imperial County near Glamis, east of Brawley.

The Ukrainian Air Force Is Sending An Old Aerobatic Jet Into Combat


More than a hundred days into Russia’s wider war on Russia, the tiny, aging Ukrainian air force still is in the fight. It’s a remarkable feat, considering that the Russian air force has 10 times as many fighters—and most of them are much more modern than Ukraine’s 30-year-old planes are. An old aerobatic fighter jet, apparently returned to service with foreign parts, is a symbol of Kyiv’s continuing aerial defiance.

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