Air Force CV-22s in Emerald Trident 2019

02/27/2019
Air Force CV-22s arrive at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California during Exercise Emerald Trident on 14 January, 2019. Emerald Trident is the largest joint special operations exercise where U.S. Special Operations Command forces train to respond to various threats across the spectrum of conflict.  NAVAL AIR…

Italian Eurofighter Intercept

02/01/2019
Rome 17 December 2018 Two F-2000 Eurofighter jets have scrambled to intercept a civilian aircraft – belonging to an Australian airline and flying from Crete to Spain- that had lost radio contact. Communication was interrupted while the aircraft was crossing Italy's airspace. The two Air Force interceptor aircraft from 37th Wing-Trapani, having established that no emergency…

USAF and Directed Energy

01/16/2019
Air force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation conduct an experiment looking at the use of lasers and high-powered microwave against small unmanned systems. WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NM, UNITED STATES 10.25.2018 Video by John Hamilton  White Sands Missile Range Public Affair

Directed Energy Solutions for Counter-UAS

01/11/2019
Air Force experimentation on White Sands Missile Range with the use of high-powered microwave and laser systems to shoot down small unmanned aircraft. WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NM, UNITED STATES 10.25.2018 Video by John Hamilton  White Sands Missile Range Public Affairs

Luke Days 2018

04/04/2018
Luke Days demonstrates the Air Force’s continuing progress in building the future of airpower with military and civilian air acts including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, F-35 and F-22 static displays, science, technology, engineering, and math exhibits, and military operations demonstrations. [maxgallery id="115693"] LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, AZ, UNITED STATES…

Australia Retiring P-3s as P-8s Arrive

11/25/2017
11/25/17: The Air Force’s first AP-3C Orion, with tail number A9-751, was transferred from operational service to the Royal Australian Air Force Museum for static display on 16 November 2017. A9-751 conducted its maiden flight on 5 January 1978 and was subsequently delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force at…

Plan Jericho in Action: RAAF C-130J Hercules Sat Trials

09/10/2017
09/10/2017: From June to December 2017, Air Force is trialling the use of a Ka-Band Satellite Communication (SATCOM) antenna and suite on board a C-130J Hercules transport aircraft. This SATCOM system provides greater bandwidth than previous systems fitted to the RAAF’s Hercules fleet, and allows live-streaming and transfer of large files…

Exercise Bersama Lima 2016 

10/30/2016
10/30/2016: Approximately 400 ADF personnel, from Navy, Army and Air Force, participated in Exercise Bersama Lima 2016 (Ex BL 16), a Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) combined joint exercise being held in Malaysia, Singapore and the South China Sea over the period 04 – 21 October 2016. Ex BL16 incorporates integration training,…