Month: December 2020

Despite COVID-19 challenges, in 2020 F-35 Production delivers 123 aircraft – The Aviation Geek Club

The 123rd aircraft is an F-35A CTOL variant, built at the Cameri, Italy, FACO facility and delivered to the Italian Air Force. Lockheed Martin delivered the 123rd F-35 aircraft of the year last week. The 123rd aircraft is an F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, built at the Cameri, Italy, Final Assembly and Checkout …

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7 years after it was unable to scramble fighter jets to respond to a hijacking outside of business hours, Switzerland starts to provide 24 hours airspace protection – The Aviation Geek Club

Starting from Dec. 31, 2020 two Swiss Air Force F/A-18 fighter jets will be operational 24/7 to protect the airspace over the country. Switzerland will get round-the-clock airspace protection starting from Dec. 31, 2020, the armed forces said in a statement on Tuesday. Nearly seven years after the country was unable to scramble fighter jets …

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USAF establishes Black Flag Exercise, the test counterpart to Red Flag – The Aviation Geek Club

Established as the test counterpart to Red Flag, an event designed to train like we fight, Black Flag allows the Air Force to test like we fight. While Red Flag builds readiness, Black Flag builds capability. Gen. Mark D. Kelly signed COMACC Plan 21 Dec. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), effectively formalizing the …

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RAAF F-35A Lightning II fleet achieves Initial Operational Capability – The Aviation Geek Club

The Australian Defence Force now has an F-35A squadron ready to conduct technologically advanced strike and air combat roles. Australia’s F-35A Lightning II fleet can now be deployed on operations, with Initial Operational Capability being officially achieved today. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said in the Australian Government media release that …

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APG-83 Fire control radar to give counter-cruise missile capabilities to the F-16 – The Aviation Geek Club

The US Air Force has been busy testing the new M7.3 update for the F-16. Members from 926th Wing’s 84th Test and Evaluation Squadron conducted Force Development Evaluations of multiple systems on the F-16, Dec. 6-18, at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada. The geographically separated unit from Eglin AFB, Florida, partnered with the Nellis …

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