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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: 26 Jan 2020 | Section: Airshows
Air Show Report of the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days held in September 2019 with photos of the air displays and the aircraft arriving for the static display. Partner nation Romania sent the MiG-21 LanceR, IAR 99 Soim, and IAR 330 SOCAT.
NATO Days Ostrava 2019 Report
- 09 Feb - Added: Patrouille Suisse airshows schedule 2020
- 26 Jan - Added: NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days…
- 11 Jan - Added: Star Wars Canyon Photos
- 29 Dec - Added: Thunder over South Georgia 2019 - Moody AFB
- 15 Dec - Added: Exercise BLUE FLAG 2019 - Israel
- 12 Dec - Added: CF-18 Hornet Demo airshows schedule 2020
- 10 Dec - Updated: USN Blue Angels airshows schedule 2020
- 10 Dec - Updated: USAF Thunderbirds airshows schedule 2020
- 10 Dec - Added: Canadian Snowbirds airshows schedule 2020
- 10 Dec - Added: USAF A-10C Demo Team airshows schedule 2020
Added: 29 Dec 2019 | Section: Airshows
In November the Moody AFB Open House Airshow saw the resident 23rd Fighter Group and 347th Rescue Group performing a CSAR demo with its A-10C Warthogs, HH-60G Pave Hawks and HC-130J. The Blue Angels headlined the show, which also featured the F-22 Raptor that joined the A-10 Demo for the Heritage Flight with a P-51 Mustang.
Moody AFB Airshow 2019
- 22 Feb - Planes, Trains & Automobiles - FL, United States
- 22-23 Feb - Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade show - WA, United States
- 29 Feb - Car & Vintage Plane Show - TX, United States
- 03-04 Mar - AeroExpo 2020 - Mexico
- 04-06 Mar - Abu Dhabi Air Expo & Heli Expo… - United Arab Emirates
- 04-08 Mar - IADE Tunisia 2020 - Tunisia
- 06-07 Mar - Cactus Antique Fly-In - AZ, United States
- 08 Mar - Tyabb Air Show 2020 - Australia
- 13-14 Mar - MCAS Yuma Air Show - AZ, United States
- 14 Mar - Laughlin AFB Fiesta of Flight 2020 - TX, United States
Air Shows Europe 2020 updated Air Shows US & Canada 2020 updated Air Shows Rest of the World 2020
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- 23 Aug '19 - Portugal Signs Contract for 5 Embraer KC-390s
- 23 Aug '19 - RCAF modernizing and increasing the CH-149 Cormorant search and rescue fleet
- 22 Aug '19 - Red Arrows Join New York Flypast
- 23 Jul '19 - ATAC moves ahead with Mirage aggressors
- 30 May '19 - Japan receives first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
- 28 May '19 - Transatlantic Season for Red Arrows gets Underway
- 27 May '19 - Sikorsky Formally Responds to Call for Competition for Germany’s New Heavy Lift Helicopter
- 26 May '19 - French Ministry of the Armed Forces brings development of future Joint Light Helicopter forward
- 24 May '19 - Hill Airmen deploy F-35 to Europe as part of Theater Security Package
- 21 May '19 - 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