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Red Flag 21-1 è in corso ...

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The 2021 iteration of the annual Red Flag combat air exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is focused on great power competition, two of the minds behind the event told Air Force Magazine on Jan. 29.
“In the past, what we have done is we’ve had a kind of nebulous enemy out there that we’ve fought—somebody that’s challenging, somebody that … provides those problem sets and tries to punish our mistakes,” 57th Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Michael R. Drowley said in an interview.
“But over the past few evolutions of Red Flag, we’ve really tried to take a National Defense Strategy approach, and tie the scenarios that we’re putting our participants through [to] real-world operations that they may see, either in Europe or the Pacific.
So that way, if the flag ever goes up, they are that much more prepared for combat.”
With 27 unique scenarios (a mixture of offensive and defensive situations) inspired by the 2018 National Defense Strategy, this year’s exercise kicked off on Jan. 25 and will run through Feb. 12.
About 2,400 people are taking part, and USAF aircraft representation includes the A-10, F-15E, F-16, F-22, F-35, B-1B, and B-2 ...

airforcemag.comRed Flag 21-1 Readying Airmen, Guardians for Great-Power Competition


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Un piano che torna in discussione ...

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Plans to significantly reduce the U.S. footprint in Germany are now on hold as the new administration reviews the decision and its impacts, the head of U.S. European Command said Feb. 3.
In July, then-Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and EUCOM boss Gen. Tod D. Wolters announced that DOD would remove nearly 12,000 troops from Germany, shift F-16s from Spangdahlem (the base’s only flying mission), and halt plans to move tankers and special operations forces from England to Germany, among other changes.
The announcement came after former President Donald J. Trump repeatedly stated his desire to reduce the U.S. footprint in Germany.
Wolters told reporters in a teleconference that planning for the moves immediately stopped once new Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III took charge. Wolters would not say how far along the changes were in planning.
“There were so many pieces and parts to the plan, we could probably sit here for weeks and guess on the depth and how far along we were,” Wolters said.

... airforcemag.com ... Plans to Draw Down in Germany on Hold as New Administration Considers Options


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 Messaggio Inviato: 05/02/2021, 15:51 
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Adesso è ufficiale : nessuna riduzione di personale US in Germania. In giornata arriverà il comunicato...

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A proposito della sicurezza nelle basi dell'USAF ...

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Acting Air Force Secretary John P. Roth and USAF Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. ordered the Air Force Inspector General to conduct a “comprehensive review of installation security and trends” following the Feb. 4 breach at Joint Base Andrews, Md., in which an unarmed civilian man made his way onto a C-40B aircraft before being apprehended, the department said in a statement.
“We are still gathering information and facts, but we can assure you, installation security is of critical importance to the Department of the Air Force,” according to the statement.
The review will cover Air and Space Force installations across the globe, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby noted during a Feb. 5 press briefing.
It is the second deep-dive into USAF base security practices since 2017.
The Air Force leaders have also ordered the IG to investigate the breach itself.

... airforcemag.com ... USAF Launches Global Base Security Review After Andrews Breach

Anche qui ... airforcetimes.com ... Air Force will investigate base security worldwide in wake of intruder entering jet at JBA, home of Air Force One ...

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 Oggetto del messaggio: Re: USAF News ...
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Adesso è ufficiale: nessuna riduzione di personale US in Germania.
In giornata arriverà il comunicato ...


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militarytimes.comAustin orders review of US global troop presence as Biden halts US troops cuts in Germany

E, in politica estera, il nuovo Presidente adotta una linea più risoluta ...

airforcemag.comBiden Pledges Tougher Line on Russia, China, and End to Saudi-Led Yemen War Support


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 Oggetto del messaggio: Re: USAF News ...
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Missioni all'estero prolungate di un anno ...

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Single Airmen and Guardians on their first duty assignments to 22 locations in the Pacific and Europe will now have to pack their bags for a longer stay—beginning next month, those tours will last three years instead of two.
The Department of the Air Force announced the policy change to a 36-month overseas posting for first-timers on Feb. 11.
Affected locations include: RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom; RAF Lakenheath, U.K.; RAF Alconbury, U.K.; RAF Croughton, U.K.; London, RAF Menwith Hill, U.K.; RAF Fairford, U.K.; RAF Welford, U.K.; RAF Molesworth, U.K.; Aviano Air Base, Italy; Stavenger Air Base, Norway; Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Kaiserslautern, Germany; Sembach, Germany; Vogelweh, Germany; Landstuhl, Germany; Kapaun, Germany; Einsiedlerhof, Germany; Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany; Kadena Air Base, Japan; Misawa Air Base, Japan; and Yokota Air Base, Japan.
Previously, troops would stay in those assignments for 24 months.
But Air Force officials said two years isn’t enough time to settle in.

airforcemag.comSome Airmen See Tours Extended at Several Pacific, European Bases


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Il trionfo del 'politicamente corretto' ... :scratch:

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Defense Department and congressional leaders on Feb. 12 announced eight appointees to the bipartisan commission tasked with renaming military bases that bear the monikers of Confederate leaders.
Congress, in the fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, called on the Pentagon to begin the process of removing homages to Confederate leaders, like Fort Bragg, N.C., and Fort Hood, Texas.
Lawmakers created the panel despite a disagreement on the issue with former President Donald J. Trump that threatened to derail the legislation altogether.

airforcemag.comMembers Named to Panel Scrubbing Confederate Icons from DOD


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Un velivolo di generazione intermedia (“fourth-and-a half/fifth-gen minus”) nel futuro dell'USAF ...

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Although he acknowledged that former Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper opened the possibility of buying more F-16s for this purpose, Brown waved away that idea.
The F-16, he said, lacks open mission systems capability, and gets operational flight program updates - new software - too infrequently.
The aircraft was designed in the 1970s, and he is more interested in a “clean sheet design,” which he referred to as a “fourth-and-a half/fifth-gen minus” aircraft.
The TacAir study will decide just what is needed, and in what numbers.
The study will parallel Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III’s Global Posture Review, and the two assessments will “inform” each other.

airforcemag.comBrown Launching Major TacAir Study with CAPE, Considering ‘5th-Gen Minus’


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E' in preparazione un'importante esercitazione fra gli Stati Uniti ed alcuni paesi europei interessati alle zone artiche ...

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Acting Air Force Secretary John P. Roth and the defense leaders of five other Arctic nations signed a letter of intent supporting one of the continent’s largest air exercises and outlining additional steps to expand collaboration.
The letter - signed by Roth and the defense ministers of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden - continues the Arctic Challenge Exercise, which was last held in 2019 and included more than 140 aircraft and 4,000 troops from nine countries.
The letter also expands on the Air Force’s first-ever Arctic Strategy, released last summer.
The strategy called for increased interoperability with key allies in the region, according to a Feb. 18 release.
“We have a common vision and shared set of values in upholding security and stability in the Arctic region,” Roth said in the release.
“Strong, enduring relationships with our allies and partners are essential to safeguarding peace in the region.”
The next iteration of the biennial exercise will be in June.

airforcemag.comUSAF to Continue Large Exercise, Increase Training With Five Arctic Nations


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A proposito del ventilato trasferimento del quartier generale dello U.S. Space Command in Alabama ... potrebbero esservi, in futuro, nuove e differenti decisioni ...

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The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General will review the Department of the Air Force’s decision to base U.S. Space Command headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., according to a Feb. 19 memo.
The choice of the Army’s Redstone Arsenal - green-lighted provided it passes an environmental review - has already raised objections.
Business groups and elected officeholders from Colorado released statements in January and February criticizing the selection, questioning why the process was stopped and then restarted, and claiming they had inside information that former President Donald J. Trump had personally intervened, slighting their state.
The review will gauge how well the Air Force “complied with DOD and Air Force policies during the location selection process; used objective and relevant scoring factors to rank the six candidate locations; and calculated costs and other scoring factors accurately and consistently,” wrote Assistant Inspector General Randolph R. Stone in the memo addressed to Acting Secretary John P. Roth.

airforcemag.comDecision to Base US Space Command Headquarters in Alabama Under Review


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Around the world ...

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The Bomber Task Force concept is a great success, Global Strike Command chief Gen. Timothy M. Ray said Feb. 25.
Bombers will go to new places in the coming months, and the annual pace of such deployments is likely to stay high, he told reporters at a press conference during Air Force Association’s virtual Aerospace Warfare Symposium.
The Air Force sent BTFs to India and Norway in recent weeks and will be “expanding beyond the normal” bomber deployment locations such as Fairford, U.K.; Diego Garcia; Moron, Spain; and Guam, Ray said.
A recent deployment of two B-1Bs to Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia “was a very effective statement,” he observed, “about what we can do, broadly” around the world.

airforcemag.comRay Claims Big Success with Bomber Task Forces


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Retaliation ...

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Two USAF F-15E Strike Eagles conducted the Feb. 25 strike on infrastructure used by Iranian-linked militias in Syria, dropping seven precision-guided munitions on a border crossing complex in a move designed to send a message in the region, the Pentagon said.
The F-15E strike destroyed nine facilities near the Abu Kamal border crossing with Iraq and damaged two more in the complex, Defense Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters Feb. 26.
The complex is an “entry control point” that the militias, Kait’ib Hezbollah and Kait’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada, used to bring weapons and fighters into Iraq.
President Joe Biden ordered the strike the morning of Feb. 25 ...

airforcemag.comF-15Es Conducted Strike on Iranian-Backed Militias in Syria


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Un carico veramente ... "pesante" ...

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The 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron successfully flew an F-15E Strike Eagle carrying six JDAMs on a single side of the aircraft on Feb 22, 2021, showcasing a proof of concept for Agile Combat Employment, known as “ACE.”
“Currently the F-15E is authorized to carry a max of nine JDAMs, but the success of this test expands that to 15 JDAMs,” said Maj. Andrew Swanson, F-15E Weapons System Officer, 85th TES.
“Strike Eagle can now carry enough JDAMs for an active combat mission, land at a remote location, and reload itself and/or another aircraft – such as an F-35 or F-22 – for additional combat sorties,” said Lt. Col. Jacob Lindaman, commander, 85th TES.

53rdwing.af.milStrike Eagle proven capable of carrying 15 JDAMs on single sortie


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L' Air Force ha ricevuto il suo primo F-15EX ...

af.mil/NewsAir Force receives first F-15EX

Anche qui … defensenews.comThe Air Force has its first F-15EX

E qui … airforcemag.comFirst F-15EX Arrives at Eglin; ACC Commander Kelly to Deliver 2nd Jet


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Un pò per uno non fa male a nessuno ...

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The Space Force awarded four launch missions worth $385 million to SpaceX and United Launch Alliance, bringing the number of missions assigned under its heavy-lift launch contracts to seven.
Under the task orders issued March 9, ULA and SpaceX will each launch two missions.
ULA was awarded $225 million to launch and integrate the USSF-112 and USSF-87 missions on its Vulcan Centaur rockets while SpaceX was awarded $160 million to launch and integrate USSF-36 and launch NROL-69 on its Falcon 9 rockets.
The NROL-69 mission was awarded in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office, which will separately fund integration for the mission.

c4isrnet.comSpace Force issues $385 million in launch orders to SpaceX and ULA


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Ancora a proposito della sicurezza nelle basi dell'USAF ...

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A complacent defender failed to prevent an intruder from accessing Joint Base Andrews, Md., on Feb. 4, the Air Force Inspector General found.
In a report released March 11, the IG said the intruder came upon a malfunctioning gate and, because of other Airmen’s mistakes, accessed the Andrews flight line and boarded a C-40B aircraft assigned to the 89th Airlift Wing.

airforcemag.comAir Force Inspector General: ‘Human Error’ Enabled Andrews Breach


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"Exercise Amalgam Dart" ... Americani, Canadesi e NATO insieme per la protezione delle zone artiche ...

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U.S., Canadian, and NATO aircraft trained together during Exercise Amalgam Dart to quickly position aircraft and protect the northern airspace as the Arctic becomes increasingly important.
A total of 27 aircraft and about 500 personnel trained together at multiple bases in Canada, Greenland, and the northern U.S. for a “multi-domain approach to Arctic security,” the Canadian NORAD region said in a statement (*).

airforcemag.comU.S., Canadian Aircraft Train to Protect Arctic Airspace

(*)norad.milNORAD Conducts Arctic Air Defense Exercise AMALGAM DART


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Tre uova in un paniere ...

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Three squadrons of F-35As will come to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., the Air Force formally announced March 29, after years of groundwork.
The aircraft will begin to arrive in September 2023, with the base eventually housing three squadrons of 24 aircraft each once the base’s 325th Fighter Wing reaches full mission capability ...

airforcemag.comF-35As Officially Heading to Tyndall


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Uno sforzo di fantasia "Eccezzziunale ... veramente" ... :idea:

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The Air Force’s newest fighter jet has a name: F-15EX Eagle II.
The service unveiled the name of the jet during an April 7 ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
The Air National Guard will be the first to receive the new jet operationally.
ANG Director Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh said during the ceremony the F-15EX’s improvements will be key to its mission of homeland defense.
“The Air National Guard flies 93 percent of homeland defense missions, and along with the F-35A, the F-15EX will help ensure that legacy for many decades to come,” he said.

airforcemag.comF-15EX Named the Eagle II

Anche qui … defensenews.comThe F-15EX has a new name

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"That's Disappointing" ...
Non a tutti piace la designazione assegnata all'ultima versione dello F-15 ...

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The Air Force could have chosen a better derivative of “Eagle,” just as the multi-role version of the F-15, the F-15E, was named “Strike Eagle.”
But if we want to stick with the “Eagle” name, which is fair, our options are limited.
“Bald Eagle” is the national bird, but the inclusion of “bald” in the name of a fighter jet ... isn’t a great mix.
“Miracle Eagle,” meanwhile, sounds like a brand of mayonnaise made with eagle eggs.
The Air Force already used “Golden Eagle” in the 2010s to upgrade F-15Cs.
And the “Harpy Eagle” is a terrifying bird, though it is native to Central and South America.
So how about “Super Eagle?”
That would have been great and a superior alternative to the Eagle II.
The F-15EX is undeniably a “super” version of the F-15, and “Super” is also used in Superman, Super Bowl, and Super Burritos.
It’s simple, it’s easy, it gets the point across, and it has lots of positive connections across popular culture.
Would a kid excitedly shout, “I want to fly the Super Eagle!”?
Yes, yes, I think she would.

popularmechanics.comThe Air Force’s New F-15 Eagle Is Called ... 'Eagle II.' That's Disappointing


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To fly, fight, and win … Airpower anytime, anywhere” ...

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The Air Force’s new mission statement is familiar, all-encompassing, and joins two parallel aspects of the service’s 74-year history: “To fly, fight, and win … Airpower anytime, anywhere.”
The new mission statement focuses on air alone, now that the Space Force is independent, and emerged from consultations with a spectrum of Airmen representing Active, Guard, and Reserve members in both the enlisted and officer ranks, said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. ...

airforcemag.comUSAF Unveils New Mission Statement

Quel "Vincere" tanto enfatico mi ricorda un altrettanto enfatico "Vincere!" pronunciato nel 1940 che ebbe esiti disastrosi per il nostro Paese ...


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In arrivo a Fairford ...

thisiswiltshire.co.ukAll the action from RAF Fairford as DRAGON86 arrives

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F-22s and Airmen from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, forward deployed to Japan for almost one month to train with Japanese and U.S. Marine Corps aircraft as part of a “dynamic force employment” operation.
The Raptors from the Active-duty 19th Fighter Squadron and Air National Guard 199th Fighter Squadron deployed to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni from March 12 through April 5.
The dynamic force employment model is designed for USAF aircraft to quickly deploy unannounced to operate from unpredictable locations.

airforcemag.comHawaii F-22s Wrap Up Deployment to Japan


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Utah Air National Guard KC-135s and Airmen deployed to the Middle East on April 5-6 to support combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.
The four KC-135s and 120 Airmen from the 151st Air Refueling Wing will support Operation Inherent Resolve - the ongoing fight against the Islamic State group, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, and Spartan Shield - the overall U.S. mission in Southwest Asia.
As part of a new KC-135 and C-130 deployment model, the 151st Maintenance Group is deploying as one overall group as opposed to a combined deployed group of Airmen from different units ...

airforcemag.comUtah KC-135s Deploy to the Middle East


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Thunderbirds 2021 ... la ripresa dopo un'annata di cancellazioni ...

afthunderbirds.comThunderbirds set to debut new aerial demonstration, ground show

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Un tiro a lunga distanza ... ma non è dato sapere a quale ...

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An F-15C Eagle set a record for the longest air-to-air kill, but we won’t know what the record is.
In March, an F-15C fired an AIM-120D Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile at a BQM-167 targeting drone in the longest known air-to-air missile shot to date, resulting in a “kill” of the target from the farthest distance recorded, the 53rd Wing said in a release.
However, the wing would not release the length of the shot, or the previous known record.

airforcemag.comF-15C Records Longest Air-to-Air Shot in Test

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Tagli in vista ... e in arrivo, in un futuro più o meno prossimo, NGAD e MR-X ...

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The Air Force will ask Congress to retire 421 legacy aircraft through 2026, replacing them with just 304 new fighters, according to fiscal 2022 budget talking points obtained by Air Force Magazine.
The savings derived from operating a smaller fleet will be put toward acquiring new systems such as the Next-Generation Air Dominance fighter later this decade, and a new Multi-Role fighter, called MR-X, in the 2030s.
The 421 aircraft include a total phase-out of the aged F-15C/D fleet, numbering about 234 aircraft, by the end of fiscal 2026.
The F-16 fleet would be reduced by 124 aircraft, mostly from what are called the “pre-block,” or oldest models, leaving a force of 812, also by the end of 2026.
The A-10 attack plane would be reduced from 281 total aircraft to 218, for a reduction of 63 tails, but on a more aggressive timeline ending in fiscal 2023.
Over the future years defense plan ending in fiscal ’26, the Air Force would also bring on 84 new F-15EX and 220 F-35A fighters, resulting in a net reduction of 117 jets over the five-year period.
The downsizing would be the largest since the “CAF Redux,” or Combat Air Forces Reduction of the early 2010s, in which USAF trimmed its fleet by about 250 airplanes.
Air Force leaders have been pushing for several years to be allowed to retire legacy systems in order to pay for new ones that will be more relevant to the future fight, particularly in the Indo-Pacific theater.
Service officials in recent days have said they plan to start phasing out the fifth-generation F-22 in 2030, to be replaced by the classified NGAD family of systems, known to be at least one manned fighter and potentially several unmanned variants.
Like the NGAD, the new MR-X would also be designed using new digital methodology to drastically reduce design, development and fielding timelines, while sharply reducing sustainment costs by baking in a short service life, with the expectation that successor aircraft will follow swiftly.

airforcemag.comAir Force Wants to Cut 421 Old Fighters, Buy 304 New Ones


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"MC-130J Amphibious Capability (MAC)" ... ritorna a galla la vecchia proposta di realizzare una variante anfibia dell'Hercules ...

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The U.S. military is once again looking at the potential of an amphibious C-130 Hercules variant to operate from littoral areas in support of special operations forces.
The project, which in its early stages, has yielded an artist’s concept of an MC-130J Commando II multi-mission combat transport fitted with large underslung floats mounted on the fuselage.
The MC-130J is the latest Air Force special operations version of the Hercules, intended to penetrate into denied areas to insert, extract, or resupply special operations forces, as well as refuel helicopters and tilt-rotor aircraft.
The new effort, known as the MC-130J Amphibious Capability, or MAC, came to light today in a briefing given by U.S. Air Force Colonel Ken Kuebler, U.S. Special Operations Command’s (SOCOM) Program Executive Officer for Fixed Wing (PEO-FW), at the annual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC).
At a media roundtable later in the day, Kuebler added that feasibility and operational studies regarding the project are going on now and that the command is working with unspecified “innovative partners” to hopefully prove out a lot of the concept using digital design tools.
This, in turn, could help speed up the research and development and help keep costs low.

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Esercitazione "Northern Edge" ... come si sono comportati i nuovi F-15EX ...

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The F-15EX both shot down some adversaries and was shot down itself during the recent Northern Edge wargame in Alaska, and work is underway to analyze the results of its first appearance in the major force exercise, according to a test pilot who participated.
Statistics such as the mission capable rates of the aircraft have not yet been tabulated, but the jets flew a combined 33 sorties during the exercise from April 28-May 14.
The two first-of-their-kind F-15EXs - being used for concurrent operational and developmental test - played in Northern Edge only two weeks after they were delivered to the Air Force.
The goal was to see if they could play the part now met in the Combat Air Forces by the F-15C plus add some capability to that mission, according to Lt. Col. John O’Rear of the 84th Test and Evaluation Squadron.
Among the test points were how the F-15EXs could integrate with F-15Cs as well as larger forces, including fifth-generation F-22s and F-35s, O’Rear said.
“We flew them with two-ships of F-15C models, two-ships of F-15E models, … two-ships of EXs supporting other fourth-gen [flights], and integrating with the F-22 and F-35,” he said.

airforcemag.comF-15EX Wins Some, Loses Some in Northern Edge


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