May 26, 2023 Military Aviation News

Poland Takes Aim at Russian Missiles with Swedish GlobalEye AWACS Purchase


Sweden and Poland are negotiating the sale of the GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft. These aircraft will allow Poland to detect, monitor, and target low-flying objects like Russian cruise missiles. However, GlobalEye provides much more than that; it is a multiplier of combat capabilities for air, land, and sea units.

Air Force selects 173rd Fighter Wing as F-35 training squadron


The Air Force has selected the Oregon Air National Guard’s 173rd Fighter Wing as the preferred location to host the service’s next F-35A Lightning II training squadron. The F-35A is the Air Force’s latest and most-capable fifth-generation fighter. The basing decision announced today becomes final when a Record of Decision is signed upon favorable completion of an Environmental Impact Statement on the proposal now underway.

Dassault CEO opposes Belgian participation in SCAF fighter aircraft programme


The CEO of French group Dassault Aviation, Eric Trappier, is opposed to European countries that have opted for the US F-35 fighter jet – Belgium in particular – joining the Future Air Combat System (SCAF) programme, which links France, Germany and Spain.

National Guardsmen hit 2 Su-25s near Melitopol, destroying one Russian attack aircraft


The National Guard reports the destruction of one and damage to another Russian Su-25 attack aircraft on the Zaporizhzhia front. One of them was shot down by the Hero of Ukraine, a guardsman with the call sign Bandyt, nicknamed Zaporizskyi Mesnyk (Avenger from Zaporizhzhia).

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