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Watch an F-15 intercept a Russian Navy SU-30 in Europe

The U.S. Air Force will complete its fifth rotation as the lead nation for the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission on Jan. 8, 2018. On Jan. 5, videos documenting their efforts during their four-month deployment were publicly released. In particular, the videos capture previously unreleased footage of RAF Lakenheath F-15s conducting “safe and standard intercepts […]

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The USAF Solidifies Options for B-52 Bombers Engine Replacement

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has laid out three potential plans for replacing the B-52’s engines, a key step for keeping its oldest bomber in service into the 2050s. For almost two decades, the Air Force has studied whether and how to replace the B-52’s Pratt & Whitney TF33-PW-103 engines, eight of which have powered […]

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N. Korea Says War is Near as the US Doubles Down With Back-to-Back Bomber Runs

The US doubled down on provocative bomber flights near the border with North Korea this week, at the same time as Pyongyang asked when, not if, war would break out. On Wednesday, a B-1B Lancer strategic bomber flew from Guam to carry out simulated bomb runs against North Korean targets at a test range in […]

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The F-35 could intercept a North Korean missile launch — but it could bring an all-out war

The F-35, the most expensive weapons system in history that boosters say can do just about anything in aerial combat, could have a new mission: shooting down intercontinental ballistic missiles. Ballistic missiles, like the kind North Korea has been perfecting with the goal of being able to reach the US with a nuclear warhead, pose […]

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US Flies B-1B Over South in Show of Force Against N. Korea

The United States flew a B-1B supersonic bomber over South Korea on Wednesday as part of a massive combined aerial exercise involving hundreds of warplanes, a clear warning after North Korea last week tested its biggest and most powerful missile yet. B-1Bs flyovers have become an increasingly familiar show of force to North Korea, which […]

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The F-35 Is Almost Ready to Attack from Aircraft Carriers

Being engineered for a carrier, the F-35C’s 51-foot wingspan is larger than the Air Force’s F-35A and Marine Corps’ F-35B short take-off-and-landing variants. The fighter is configured to carry 19,000 pounds of fuel and 18,000 pounds of weapons. It can fire two AIM-120 air-to-air missiles and two 2,000-pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions. The F-35C can […]

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The U.S. Military Released the ICBM Launch N. Korea Animation

The model shown in this video is notional, but represents a principal tool used to understand the capabilities of ballistic missile threat systems. Modeling and simulation allows National Air and Space Intelligence Center to assess a ballistic missile system in a physically consistent way which best matches available information. This product was created to help […]

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Training Simulators Poised for Rapid Global Expansion

ORLANDO, Fla. — Keeping pace with the worldwide rollout of the F-35, nations flying the fifth-generation joint strike fighter will soon be receiving state-of-the-art simulators to train their pilots and maintainers, a representative of the aircraft’s manufacturer Lockheed Martin said Nov. 28. There are five training centers in the United States currently, but that will […]

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