Saturday, December 3, 2022

US Air Force Unveils the New B-21 Raider

 The B-21 Raider was unveiled to the public at a ceremony December 2, 2022 in Palmdale, California. Designed to operate in tomorrow's high-end threat environment, the B-21 will play a critical role in ensuring America's enduring airpower capability.

The Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider is an American strategic bomber under development for the United States Air Force (USAF) by Northrop Grumman. As part of the Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) program, it is to be a long-range, stealth intercontinental strategic bomber for the USAF, able to deliver conventional and thermonuclear weapons.

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Sunday, October 23, 2022

MH-60 Seahawk: The World's Most Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter

The MH-60 Seahawk is a multi-mission helicopter operated by the US Navy and also known as Romeo. It is the most capable naval helicopter available today, designed to operate from frigates, destroyers, cruisers, and aircraft carriers.

The primary tasks of the MH-60R Seahawk are anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare. This helicopter has torpedoes and missiles for assault, as well as the ability to track and locate submarines and surface vessels. The other missions are search and rescue, combat search and rescue, vertical resupply, medical evacuation, and the insertion and removal of special troops.

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

KC-130J Harvest HAWK in Action - Firing Hellfire and Griffin Missiles

U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 252 fly a KC-130J Hercules and fire AGM-114 Hellfire missiles near Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Aug. 31, 2022. VMGR-252 trained in close-air support by using the Harvest Hercules Airborne Weapons Kit. VMGR-252 is a subordinate unit of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, the aviation combat element of II Marine Expeditionary Force.

This video contains the following: 

  • U.S. Marines equipping AGM-114 Hellfire missiles to a KC-130J Hercules
  • U.S. Marines flying a KC-130J Hercules
  • U.S. Marines firing AGM-114 hellfire missiles and AGM-176 Griffin missiles
  • U.S. Marines arming AGM-176 Griffin missiles in a KC-130J Hercules
  • U.S. Marines operating the AN/AAQ-30 target sight system in a KC-130J Hercules
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Friday, September 2, 2022

Top 10 Most Feared Helicopters On The Battlefield

The militaries around the world have experimented with the development of attack helicopters since the 1940s. These helicopters are purpose-built military aircraft that have the ability to decimate the enemy’s fighting capabilities by going after troop concentrations, armored vehicles, and even maritime vessels. Most of them also carry air-to-air weapons that can be fired at airborne threats. If deployed effectively, attack helicopters can turn the tide of war and help secure victory on the battlefield.

Here are, you have to know, the top 10 most feared helicopters on the battlefield.

  1. Kamov Ka-52 Alligator
  2. Boeing AH-64 Apache
  3. OH-58 Kiowa
  4. Mil Mi-24 Hind
  5. AH-2 Rooivalk
  6. Agusta AW129 Mangusta
  7. CAIC Z-10
  8. Eurocopter Tiger
  9. Mi-28 Havoc
  10. Bell AH-1Z Viper
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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Aggressive F-16 Viper Demo at ATOH 22 [4K]

The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities of one of the Air Force's premier multi-role fighters — the F-16 Fighting Falcon. 

The Pacific Air Force's F-16 Viper Demonstration Team Preforms over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, during Arctic Thunder Open House.

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Monday, August 1, 2022

U-2 Dragon Lady: The Super Mysterious Spy Plane in the World

The Lockheed U-2 first took to the skies in 1955, nicknamed the “Dragon Lady,” was like nothing that had flown before it and still flown today, due to extensive modifications. The USAF indicated that the U-2 was scheduled for retirement from service sometime after 2015, with many of its functions to be adopted by high-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles.

The U-2 Spy Plane, one of the United States’ most important reconnaissance assets during the Cold War. It operated from Beale Air Force Base for over half a century, beginning in 1974. The U-2’s super mysterious moment came not from photography but from an accident that sparked a crisis.

The U-2 is a single-seat, single-engine, high-altitude reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft providing signals, imagery, and electronic measurements and signature intelligence, or MASINT. 

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Sinking Exercise - RIMPAC 2022

 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 military forces from Australia, Canada, Malaysia and the U.S., fired upon and sunk the decommissioned ex-USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60), July 12, during a sinking exercise (SINKEX) to gain proficiency in tactics, targeting and live firing against a surface target at sea. Twenty-six nations, 38 ships, four submarines, more than 170 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.

The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans.

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