RAAF F-35

12/24/2018
Personnel from the Australian Embassy in Washington, joined Royal Australian Air Force personnel at Luke Air Force Base to host a ‘Mateship’ event recognising contributions to Australia’s F-35 capability. Royal Australian Air Force pilots and maintenance personnel have partnered with United States Air Force units and Lockheed Martin to prepare…

F-35 Arrival Ceremony at Williamtown Air Base

12/21/2018
The first two RAAF Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters to be based in Australia have been formally welcomed to their home base of RAAF Williamtown December 10, 2018. [maxgallery id="122262"] The two jets, A35-009 and -010 arrived at Williamtown at 10:20am on December 10 from RAAF Amberley Williamtown.  The aircraft…

RAAF’s F-35s Complete 1000th Sortie

06/10/2018
RAAF personnel at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, reach a flying milestone as the Australian F-35As complete their first 1000 sorties.  The RAAF F-35A team are working together with the 56th Fighter Wing USAF and Lockheed Martin to develop Australia’s initial F-35A capability. Royal Australian Air Force pilots and maintenance…

Ch-53K On the Way (2)

10/27/2017
10/27/2017:The CH-53K King Stallion lands after a test flight in West Palm Beach, Fla. on March 22, 2017. Lockheed Martin announced the CH-53K King Stallion passed its Defense Acquisition Board assessment that approved for the aircraft to begin low-rate initial production on April 4, 2017. The CH-53K will be considered…

Ch-53K On the Way

10/27/2017
10/27/2017 The CH-53K King Stallion lands after a test flight in West Palm Beach, Fla. on March 22, 2017. Lockheed Martin announced the CH-53K King Stallion passed its Defense Acquisition Board assessment that approved for the aircraft to begin low-rate initial production on April 4, 2017. [maxgallery id="101919"] The CH-53K will…

HC-130J Gets Escorted by F-22’s

08/25/2017
08/25/2017: Members of the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, traveled to South Carolina to take possession of a new HC-130J "Combat King II" aircraft from Lockheed Martin. Once over Alaska airspace, two F-22 Raptors from the U.S. Air Force's 3rd Wing escorted the new HC-130J and its passengers to its…

The RIAT Airshow 2017

07/22/2017
07/22/2017:  A video produced by the American Forces Network Europe provides a look at this year's RIAT Airshow.  And Nick Harding provided an overview as well in an article published on July 17, 2017 on this year’s RIAT Airshow. The Royal International Air Tattoo is the World’s biggest military airshow and this year did…

F-22 Deploys to the Baltics

05/02/2016
05/02/2016: On April 27th, 2016, F-22s deployed to the Baltics. According to an April 29, 2016 article in RFE/RL: The U.S. Air Force landed two of its most advanced jets in Lithuania for the first time on April 27 in a show of support for a region worried by Russian…