Exercise Pointblank November 2018

01/01/2019
Pointblank is a recurring Large Force Exercise designed and co-hosted by the Royal Air Force and the 48th Fighter Wing.  This iteration includes nearly double the usual number of aircraft, including both 4th and 5th generation fighters and refuelling aircraft, launching from multiple locations across the U. K., and involved…

Exercise Pointblank

12/31/2018
Pointblank is a recurring Large Force Exercise designed and co-hosted by the Royal Air Force and the 48th Fighter Wing.  This iteration includes nearly double the usual number of aircraft, including both 4th and 5th generation fighters and refueling aircraft, launching from multiple locations across the U.K., and involved the…

A Look Back on French Air Force Participation in Trident Juncture 2018

12/23/2018
From October 25 through November 7, 2018, four Mirage 2000s and 70 airmen participated in Trident Juncture 2018. “ This major exercise of NATO has allowed the French pilots to develop their expertise in a context of multilateral cooperation and in extreme climatic conditions.” [maxgallery id="122206"] “Located beyond the Arctic Circle,…

Atlantic Trident

06/06/2017
06/06/2017: U.S. Air Force Airmen partner with the Royal Air Force and the French Air Force for a second trilateral exercise at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Atlantic Trident 2017, hosted by the 1st Fighter Wing, focuses on air operations in a highly contested operational environment through a variety of complex, simulated adversary…

A400M Tests Paratroop Operations

07/03/2014
07/03/2014: The A400M was originally conceived of in a world where lifters were trucks to carry cargo and troops from point A to B.  This world has totally been transformed by operations in the past decade, during which the A400M was being developed and readied for its roll out into…