Four F-15Js from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s 304 Squadron were in a dissimilar air combat training with U.S. Navy F-14As many years ago and the lost the fight as the Tomcats choose to employ its AIM-54 instead of entering into dogfights with the Japanese pilots, a former F-15J pilot recalls. Service Depicted: NavyCommand Shown: […]
Carrier Air Wing 11 has started its Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam from May 22. Photos from the U.S. Navy show aircraft launching from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) that day. A press release from Joint Region Marianas says the training will be carried out day and night. For […]
Japan has installed the automatic ground collision avoidance system (Auto GCAS) on its F-35A following a fatal crash last year. Photos: JASDF All 17 aircraft at Misawa Air Base had the system installed since the end of last year. Four more F-35As are expected to arrive at the base later, these will come equipped with […]
Rafael says it has secured a contract to sell its Litening 5 and RecceLite pods to an undisclosed air force. Guy Oren, VP, Head of Rafael’s Electro-optical systems directorate: “We are proud of this contract and we look forward to cooperating with our customer to provide them with a significant force-multiplier for cutting-edge mission performance. […]
Tomorrow the United States will formally submit its notification of its decision to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty. After careful consideration, including input from Allies and key partners, it has become abundantly clear that it is no longer in the United States’ best interest to remain a part…
PARIS — Saad Dine El Otmani, the head of Morocco’s government, has approved Decree No. 346.20.0, issued on May 11, to purchase an unspecified package of weapons from France’s MBDA, Moroccan media reported midweek.
The approval came after the government on April 28 obtained a loan of 192.1 mill…