The promise of the turbojet revolution and the supersonic breakthrough were realized in the 1950s, as the Center tested and developed the first generation of true supersonic fighters—the famed "Century Series" F-100 Super Sabre, F-101 Voodoo, F-102 Delta Dagger, F-104 Starfighter, F-105 Thunderchief and F-106 Delta Dart, and, in the process, defined the basic speed and altitude envelopes for fighter aircraft that still prevail to this day.
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Tanker Filosu "Asena") - KC-135R Stratotanker. 14th UAV Systems Base Command (14. İnsansız Uçak Sistemleri Üs Komutanlığı) (Batman). TAI Anka, IAI Heron, Karayel, Harpy, I-GNAT ER. Air Defence Command (Hava Savunma Komutanlığı). 15th Missile Base Command (15.
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Air Force have been cited as one of the reasons for the shortfall in needed UAV operators. In spite of an urgent need for UAVs or drones to provide round the clock coverage for American troops during the Iraq War, the USAF did not establish a new career field for piloting them until the last year of that war and in 2014 changed its RPA training syllabus again, in the face of large aircraft losses in training, and in response to a GAO report critical of handling of drone programs. Paul Scharre has reported that the cultural divide between the USAF and US Army has kept both services from adopting each other's drone handing innovations. Many of the U.S.
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The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, with U.S. involvement ending in 1973. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam.
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Previous aircraft operated were the Supermarine Spitfire, F-86 Sabres, Douglas C-47 Skytrain, Grumman HU-16 Albatross, Sikorsky H-19, Bell 47, Dassault Mirage F1, Lockheed T-33, Republic F-84F, Convair F-102 Delta Dagger, Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, Northrop F-5, A-7 Corsair II, and the RF-4E Air-to-air missiles: Air-to-ground munitions: The primary camouflage scheme utilized by the Hellenic Air Force is the Aegean Ghost scheme. This is modified slightly for each aircraft type but is standard for all combat and transport aircraft in the inventory.
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The MML is part of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept (IFPC Inc. 2-I) to protect ground forces against cruise missile and unmanned aerial vehicle threats. The X-model Block II Sidewinder has been determined by the Army to be the best solution to CM and UAV threats because of its passive IIR seeker. The MML will complement the AN/TWQ-1 Avenger air defense system and is expected to begin fielding in 2019. In September 2012, Raytheon was ordered to continue developing the Sidewinder into a Block III variant, even though the Block II had not yet entered service.
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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are also used for much aerial reconnaissance in the 21st century, being able to overfly hostile territory without putting human pilots at risk, as well as being smaller and harder to detect than man-carrying aircraft. On 1 November 2013, media outlets reported that Skunk Works has been working on an unmanned reconnaissance airplane it has named SR-72, which would fly twice as fast as the SR-71, at Mach 6. However, the Air Force is officially pursuing the Northrop Grumman RQ-180 UAV to take up the SR-71's strategic ISR role.
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In this short time, the air force had already passed through two generations of jet combat aircraft, having bought the North American F-86 Sabre and the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter. By the early 1970s, the Luftwaffe had a formidable fighter strength, consisting of two interceptor, two reconnaissance and five bomber wings with F-104Gs, plus four light attack wings with Aeritalia G.91Rs. The first F-4 model to enter German service was the RF-4E. The Luftwaffe signed a contract with McDonnell Douglas for 88 RF-4Es in 1968; at the time the biggest order outside the USAF.
F-5 Freedom Fighter—9 total. First loss: 1965, final loss: 1967. F-100 Super Sabre—243 total, 198 in combat. First loss: 1964, final loss: 1971. F-102 Delta Dagger—14 total, 7 in combat. First loss: 1964, final loss: 1967. 4 of the combat losses were parked aircraft. F-104 Starfighter—14 total, 9 in combat. First loss: 56–0937 (476th TFS, 497th TFW) shot down by enemy ground fire during CAS mission near Tri Dao, Vietnam, on 29 June 1965, pilot Capt. R. Cole rescued. Final loss: 57-0922 (435th TFS, 8th TFW) operational loss due to engine failure on 14 May 1967 in Thailand, pilot name unknown, survived. F-105D Thunderchief—335 total, 283 in combat.
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General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark. Grumman F-14 Tomcat. Grumman F4F Wildcat/F6F Hellcat. Lockheed Constellation. Lockheed C-130 Hercules. Lockheed F-104 Starfighter. Lockheed P-38 Lightning. Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Martin B-26 Marauder. Martin B-57 Canberra. McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. North American B-25 Mitchell. North American F-86 Sabre. North American F-100 Super Sabre. North American P-51 Mustang. North American XB-70 Valkyrie. Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter. Republic F-84 Thunderjet. Republic F-105 Thunderchief. Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. Rockwell B-1 Lancer.
World Aircraft Information Files (WAIF) is a weekly partwork magazine published by Bright Star Publications (part of Midsummer Books) in the United Kingdom. Each issue was priced at £1.70 for issues 1–163, and £1.80 for issues 164–218. Altogether, there were 218 issues in the complete set, which completed in 2002. Originally advertised as having 200 issues, the run was extended to 218 issues when approximately 576 pages were missing from the collection. An index to the complete series was given in the final issue.
This is a list of NASA aircraft. Throughout its history NASA has used several different types of aircraft on a permanent, semi-permanent, or short-term basis. These aircraft are usually surplus, but in a few cases are newly built, military aircraft.
Textron Systems announced on 13 September 2004 that its BLU-108 Sensor Fuzed Submunition was successfully dropped at Eglin Air Force Base from the DRS Sentry HP Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), resulting in multiple target hits. The test demonstrated the capability of weaponizing small, FCS Class II-category UAVs to engage multiple target threats. The U.S. Air Force's UAV Battle Lab sponsored the Sentry HP UAV/BLU-108 drop test, with participation by the USAF Sensor Fuzed Weapon (SFW) Project Office at Eglin AFB, Florida and the U.S. Army's Aviation & Missile Research Development & Engineering Center (AMRDEC) at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Lt. Col.
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December 8, 2016 - A General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon of the 96th Test Wing experiences landing gear trouble while on a routine training flight which subsequently collapses upon landing Thursday afternoon, said Sharon Branick with the 96th Test Wing Public Affairs Office. "No one was hurt in the plane or on the ground." Details regarding the extent of damage to the aircraft were not immediately available. January 9, 2017 - "The 96th Test Wing Public Affairs Office reported that a C-130 experienced an engine failure while on the ground Monday afternoon.
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F-104 Starfighter (1963–1973). F-105 Thunderchief (1963–1973). O-1 Bird Dog (1963–1973). OV-10 Bronco (1963–1973). RB-66 Destroyer (1963–1973). UH-1 Iroquois (1963–1973). C-130 Hercules (1964–1974). F-111 Aardvark (1968–1978). RF-4 (1964–1994). F-5 Freedom Fighter (1965–1978). A-7 Corsair II (1972–1974). AC-130 Spectre (1972–1978). F-15 Eagle (1976–present). F-16 Falcon (1978–present). A-10 Thunderbolt II (1978–present). E-3 Sentry (1980). SR-71 Blackbird (1986–89). E-9 (1996–present). F-117 Nighthawk (1996–2008). HH-60 Pave Hawk (1996–present). HC-130J Combat King II (2010–present).
It was a lightweight fighter, achieving Mach 2 with a relatively low-powered afterburning turbojet, and is thus comparable to the American Lockheed F-104 Starfighter and Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter and the French Dassault Mirage III. Its basic layout was used for numerous other Soviet designs; delta-winged aircraft included Su-9 interceptor and the fast E-150 prototype from MiG bureau while the mass-produced successful front fighter Su-7 and Mikoyan's I-75 experimental interceptor combined a similar fuselage shape with swept-back wings.
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On October 3, 2008, arms notifications were sent to Congress concerning, amongst other things, the sale of 330 PAC III missiles, 4 missile batteries, radar sets, ground stations and other equipment valued up to $3.1 billion USD, the upgrade of 4 E-2T aircraft to the Hawkeye 2000 standard and $334 million USD worth of spare parts for the ROCAF's F-16s, IDFs, F-5E/Fs and C-130s. Late in January 2010, ROCAF received the first batch of new TC-2(V) BVR missiles ordered from CSIST, believed to have new radar seeker and improved performance from the original missile which entered service over 10 years ago.
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This first age of jets was replaced in the 1960s by newer fighters like the F-104 Starfighter, F-4C Phantom and F-5 Freedom Fighter After the death of dictator Franco in 1975 and the ensuing Spanish transition to democracy years, the organization and equipment of the Spanish Air Force was again modernised to prepare for Spain's membership of NATO in 1982. Planes like the Mirage III and Mirage F1 were bought from France and became the backbone of the Air Force during the 1970s and part of the 1980s. French fighters formed the air force's mainstay until the arrival of the American F/A-18.
List of Lockheed F-104 Starfighter operators. List of military aircraft of Norway. Strategic Airlift Capability. Norwegian Defence 2005 – Facts from the Ministry of Defence. RNoAF Equipment Facts. History of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (Norwegian). Norwegian Aviation Museum. ML407 – The Norwegian Story. Norwegian Air Force – Air Show in Kristiansand. www.mil.no English pages.