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2/1/2023
Fighter Jet Training At Salt Ash Air Weapons Range
Operations are scheduled for Monday to Thursday between 9:00am to 5:00pm and Fridays 9:00am to 3:00pm. PC-21 aircraft also operate intermittently on the range in support of Number 4 Squadron combat control and joint terminal attack training. 4 Squadron has programmed training from 31 January to 2 February. Training will run up to 10:30pm to achieve essential night time objectives.
2/1/2023
An F-35 Engine Swap Might not Fly Down Under
An upcoming international airshow in Geelong, Victoria calls attention to a high-stakes domestic U.S. aerospace industry competition with profound ramifications for Australian defense. As the former chief spokesman for the U.S. 7th Fleet in Japan and later, the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, I want to highlight for airshow attendees that the most significant aviation asset available to deter possible Chinese aggression is the F-35A Lightning II.
1/31/2023
January 30, 2023 Russia-Ukraine news
The "constant" fighting in and around the eastern Ukraine city of Bakhmut has been "a living hell" as Russian forces try to take control of the Kostiantynivka-Bakhmut highway, a Ukrainian commander said in an interview on Ukrainian television Monday.
1/31/2023
122nd Fighter Wing trains to win during Guardian Blitz
The 122nd Fighter Wing executed Guardian Blitz, a training exercise with approximately 180 Airmen and ten A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft with the main force located at MacDill Air Force Base and a smaller, contingency force located at Moody Air Force Base, Jan. 23 - Feb. 4, 2023. The 122nd FW performed Guardian Blitz with proactive airpower maneuvers called Agile Combat Employment.
1/31/2023
France not ruling out fighter jets to Ukraine, US says no to F-16
On Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that he would not completely rule out the possibility of France sending fighter jets to Ukraine. During a news conference after Macron met with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in The Hague, Macron was questioned about the possibility of handing over fighter jets to Ukraine as a deterrent against Russia’s invasion of the country. “Nothing is excluded in principle,” he said.
1/31/2023
One Dead, One Missing After Fighter Jet Crashes in Greece
The body of the co-pilot of an F-4 Phantom fighter jet of the Hellenic Airforce that crashed on Monday morning in the Ionian Sea, off western Greece has been recovered. The pilot is still missing as a major search and rescue operation is currently underway to locate and rescue him.
1/31/2023
China’s ‘Best Selling’ Fighter Jet, Notorious For Crashes Like India’s MiG-21, Nears Full Retirement
China started to retire the J-7 in earnest since the year 2018. However, Chinese experts have now opined that the legacy aircraft may be decommissioned entirely from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force this year, state-run Global Times reported. The reason cited for this is China’s burgeoning sophisticated fighter jet production.
1/30/2023
Ukraine news – live: Russian mercenary group claims it has taken village as Zelensky hopes for fighter jets
Ukraine has said its forces repelled an attack in the area of Blahodatne in the eastern part of the Donetsk region on Sunday, responding to claims by Russia’s Wagner private military group that it took control of the village. “Units of Ukraine‘s Defence Forces repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of ... Blahodatne ... in the Donetsk region,” the General Staff of Ukraine‘s Armed Forces said in its daily morning report, referring to fighting over the weekend.
1/30/2023
Scholz doubles down on refusal of fighter jets for Ukraine
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz doubled down on his rejection of demands by Kyiv to supply Ukraine with fighter jets on the heels of Berlin’s agreement to send battle tanks. “The question of combat aircraft does not arise at all,” Scholz said in an interview with Tagesspiegel published on Sunday. “I can only advise against entering into a constant competition to outbid each other when it comes to weapons systems.”
1/29/2023
At the Pentagon, push to send F-16s to Ukraine picks up steam
A contingent of military officials is quietly pushing the Pentagon to approve sending F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine to help the country defend itself from Russian missile and drone attacks, according to three people with knowledge of the discussions.
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