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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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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
- 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
- 09 Apr - Added: Swidwin Air Picnic 2018 - Poland
- 07 Apr - Added: Hyakuri Air Show 2018 - Phantoms Pharewell
- 07 Mar - Added: Wings Over Houston 2018
- 07 Mar - Added: Wings Over Dallas 2018
- 18 Jan - Added: USAF F-22 Heritage Flight airshows schedule 2019
- 22 Aug - Lapland Air Command Career Day - Finland
- 22-23 Aug - Clacton Air Show - United Kingdom
- 23 Aug - Sidmouth Regatta Air Display - United Kingdom
- 23-24 Aug - Airshow of the Cascades - OR, United States
- 23-24 Aug - Patrouille de France Démo Perros-Guirec - France
- 23-25 Aug - Central Iowa Airshow - IA, United States
- 24 Aug - Vliegshow Ede - Wings of Freedom - Netherlands
- 24 Aug - Prangins International Fly-in - Switzerland
- 24 Aug - Bucharest International Air Show (BIAS) - Romania
- 24 Aug - ADFA Open Day 2019 - Australia
Air Shows Europe 2019 Air Shows US & Canada 2019 Air Shows Rest of the World 2019
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- 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
- 30 Apr - U.S. Air Force F-35As conduct first combat employment
- 21 Feb - Royal Air Force Chief of the Air Staff takes final Tornado flight over Scotland
- 18 Feb - Britain to celebrate iconic Tornado during farewell flypast
Added: 27 Nov 2017 | Section: Specials
Report on the Israeli Air Force hosted multi-national exercise Blue Flag 2017, which included participating by 8 air forces and some 70 aircraft. European fighters and fighter-bombers joined the F-15 Baz, F-16 Barak and F-16I Soufa of Israel, all deployed at Ovda airbase.
BLUE FLAG 2017 Exercise Photo Report
Added: 14 May 2017 | Section: Specials
On May 5th, 2017, the official retirement ceremony of the Hellenic Air Force RF-4E Phantom II took place at Larissa air base. Along with the aircraft, the 348th TRS ceased operations indefinitely after 64 years of service. It was the end of the last Recce Phantoms remaining in Europe, the last Recce Phantoms of NATO. The end of the film!
HAF RF-4E Recce Phantom Special