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Category: Air

UN Helicopter Shot Down in South Sudan

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – 09:30 AAFonline The United Nations has warned that a cargo carrying Russian made Mi-8 helicopter has apparently crashed in South Sudan alongside as yet unconfirmed reports that it was...

UAE aircraft bombed Islamists in Libya, US says

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – 09:29 AFP The United Arab Emirates has secretly sent warplanes on bombing raids against Islamist militias in Libya over the past week, using bases in Egypt, US officials said...

Saudi Arabian National Guard Orders 12 UH-60Ms

A FURTHER 12 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks have been ordered for the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG). US Army Contracting Command awarded a $30,351,927 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation yesterday,...

USAF Grounds 82 F-16Ds Due to Structural Cracks

OVER HALF of the US Air Force’s 157 F-16D Fighting Falcons were grounded recently due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats. Their removal from...

Navy F/A-18s Firing Laser JDAMs at ISIL Targets

The commander on board the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier overseeing the ongoing airstrikes in Iraq said Navy F/A-18s have flown at least 30 bombing missions against the Islamic State of Iraq and...

F-16 Grounding Highlights Need for Upgrades

The U.S. Air Force’s grounding of more than half its fleet of F-16D fighter jets highlights the need for ongoing structural upgrades of the aging aircraft. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Air)

Navy Missile Hits Subsonic Target Over Land

The Navy and Raytheon recently test-fired a Standard Missile-6 against a low-flying subsonic cruise missile target over land Aug. 14, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. “The test was the Navy’s attempt to demonstrate...

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