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Two U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft conducted an air strike at Wadi Ashai, Iraq, in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve on April 30.
This strike marked the F-35A’s first combat employment.
The F-35As conducted the airstrike using a Joint Direct Attack Munition to strike an entrenched Daesh tunnel network and weapons cache deep in the Hamrin Mountains, a location able to threaten friendly forces. Read Full Story
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MILAVIA is dedicated to military aviation. We offer a broad range of military aviation related content for the aviation fan.
- The Air Shows section provides the airshow calendar and air show reports with photos of the flying displays.
- The Aircraft directory focuses on modern combat aircraft; fighters, ground attack aircraft and bombers in past and present service.
- The Air Forces section provides focus articles on some rarely covered air arms.
- The Specials section has various military aviation articles and photo reports covering exercises, units, and more.
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Added: 03 Nov 2019 | Section: Specials
In September 2019 fighter jets from Israel, Italy and Germany deployed to RAF Waddington to join the UK armed forces in the UK's premier tactical exercise. Report with photos of the Israeli F-15C/D Baz, Italian and German Typhoons, and other involved aircraft.
Cobra Warrior 2019 Exercise Report
- 03 Nov - Added: Exercise COBRA WARRIOR 2019
- 29 Oct - Added: Athens Flying Week 2019
- 08 Sep - Added: Air Tattoo 2019
- 31 Aug - Added: Exercise RED FLAG 19-2
- 23 Aug - Added: Bray Air Display 2019
- 21 Aug - Added: Exercise ASTRAL KNIGHT 2019
- 14 Jul - Added: Anatolian Eagle 2019
- 31 May - Added: USAF B-52 deployment Europe Spring 2019
- 05 May - Added: MCAS Yuma Air Show 2019
- 22 Apr - Added: Airshow London 2018 Report
Added: 29 Oct 2019 | Section: Airshows
The Athens Flying Week 2019 international airshow hosted at Tanagra air base was headlines by the Patrouille de France and again featured many of the
aircraft type in service with the Hellenic Armed Forces. This year the Hellenic Navy presented its upgraded P-3 Orion and Aegean Airlines celebrated its 20th anniversary.
Athens Flying Week 2019 Air Show Report
- 17-21 Nov - Dubai Airshow 2019 - United Arab Emirates
- 27-29 Nov - African Air Expo 2019 - South Africa
- 01 Dec - JASDF Open House - Hyakuri Air Festival - Japan
- 08 Dec - JASDF Open House - Tsuiki Air Festival - Japan
- 15 Dec - JASDF Open House - Nyutabaru Air Festival - Japan
- 27-28 Dec - Shuttleworth Engineering Open Weekend - United Kingdom
- 15-18 Jan 2020 - Kuwait Aviation Show - Kuwait
- 18 Jan 2020 - Classics of the Sky Tauranga City Airshow - New Zealand
- 18 Jan 2020 - Imperial Aviation Day - CA, United States
- 05-08 Feb 2020 - Defexpo India 2020 - India
Air Shows Europe 2019 Air Shows US & Canada 2019 Air Shows Rest of the World 2019
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- 23 Aug - Portugal Signs Contract for 5 Embraer KC-390s
- 23 Aug - RCAF modernizing and increasing the CH-149 Cormorant search and rescue fleet
- 22 Aug - Red Arrows Join New York Flypast
- 23 Jul - ATAC moves ahead with Mirage aggressors
- 30 May - Japan receives first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
- 28 May - Transatlantic Season for Red Arrows gets Underway
- 27 May - Sikorsky Formally Responds to Call for Competition for Germany’s New Heavy Lift Helicopter
- 26 May - French Ministry of the Armed Forces brings development of future Joint Light Helicopter forward
- 24 May - Hill Airmen deploy F-35 to Europe as part of Theater Security Package
- 21 May - USAF aggressor plans laid out
Added: 21 Aug 2019 | Section: Specials
In June 2019 U.S. Air Force 421st FW Fighter Squadron "Black Widows" F-35A Lightning IIs from Hill AFB deployed to Aviano AB in Italy and took part in exercise Astral Knight, organised by U.S. Air Forces Europe with participation by the local 31st Fighter Wing F-16s, Italian Air Force F-35As, and including a B-52 visit.
421st FS Black Widows F-35A Lightning IIs in Italy
Added: 28 Feb 2017 | Section: Specials
The "Peace Icarus 2000" F-4E Phantoms of the Hellenic Air Force's 117 Combat Wing based at Andravida are still on duty defending Greece. History of the Greek Phantoms with photos of the 338 and 339 squadron Aegean Ghosts in action at their home, including aircraft walk-around.
HAF F-4E Phantom Phorever Photo Report