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F-117As conduct DACT training with 144th FW F-15s

Two Lockheed F-117A Nighthawks arrived at Fresno-Yosemite International Airport in California on September 13 to perform dissimilar air combat training (DACT) operations with Boeing F-15C/D Eagles assigned to the 144th FW

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DSEI 2021: BriteCloud set to begin flight trials with US F-16s

Leonardo’s BriteCloud 218 expendable active decoy is quickly progressing towards flight trials with Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Fighting Falcons assigned to the US Air National Guard

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Texas ANG receives its first C-130J-30

The Texas ANG’s 136th Airlift Wing at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth has become the latest USAF unit to start transitioning to the Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules

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Report claims spatial disorientation caused Michigan F-16C crash

A US Air Force Aircraft Accident Investigation Board report into the loss of an F-16C in the Hiawatha National Forest, Michigan, on December 8, 2020, has found that spatial disorientation caused the crash

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Behind-the-scenes at Exercise Sentry Savannah 21-1

As one of the first major US exercises to take place since COVID-19, this year’s Sentry Savannah was a landmark moment. We spoke to some of those involved

Elbit Systems subsidiary awarded US night vision contract

Elbit Systems of America has been awarded two orders worth around US$29m to upgrade US Army and National Guard rotary-wing night vision systems

USAF hypes up F-15EX after exercise debut

The USAF has lauded the capabilities of its new multi-role fighter, the Boeing F-15EX Eagle II, after the first two examples completed the type’s exercise debut at Northern Edge 21 in Alaska

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Desert Storm 30: Eyes of the Storm

Thirty years after the brutally swift and successful aerial assault of Operation Desert Storm in the war against Iraq, Key.Aero explores the vital reconnaissance role played by the Air National Guard's RF-4C Phantoms

Link 16 datalink upgrade for ANG EC-130Js

Sierra Nevada Corporation revealed on December 14 that it has been selected to integrate the Link 16 tactical datalink upgrade onto the Air National Guard’s Lockheed Martin EC-130J Commando Solo fleet

New F-35A, F-15EX Air National Guard bases announced

On August 14, the US Air Force (USAF) announced plans to equip Air National Guard (ANG) bases in Florida and Oregon – which operate F-15C/D Eagle fighters – with F-35As and F-15EXs from 2022.