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lessons learned in ukraine helped shape falcon strike 22 the 5th gen centric european red flag
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Lessons Learned In Ukraine Helped Shape Falcon Strike 22, The 5th Gen-Centric ‘European Red Flag’

Italian F-35A and F-35B closely follow a C-130J during a photographic session for Falcon Strike 2022. (Photo: Alessandro Fucito) Designed for 5th gen fighter jets, Falcon Strike 2022 increased interoperability and cooperation to obtain the air dominance, taking also into account the lessons learned from the current situation in Ukraine. Exercise Falcon Strike 2002, held …

u s and dutch f 35s have flown without radar reflectors during first week of falcon strike 2022
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U.S. And Dutch F-35s Have Flown Without Radar Reflectors During First Week Of ‘Falcon Strike 2022’

U.S. Air Force F-35A landing at Amendola without RCS Enhancers (All photos: Stefano D’Urso/The Aviationist) Some of 5th gen. aircraft have operated in “full stealth mode” to train in the most realistic scenarios. As we already reported, F-35s from Italy, United States and the Netherlands are training together at Amendola Air Base, in southern Italy, …

f 35s from italy u s and the netherlands train together during falcon strike 2022
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F-35s From Italy, U.S. And The Netherlands Train Together During ‘Falcon Strike 2022’

An Italian Air Force F-35A of the 6° Stormo (Wing) takes off for the daily main wave of the Exercise Falcon Strike 2022 at Amendola Air Base. (All photos: Stefano D’Urso/The Aviationist) The large-scale exercise focuses on fifth and fourth-generation integration, with F-35s flying both as Blue and Red Air. From November 15 to 28, …

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Draken International Acquires Soon-To-Be Retired F-16s From Netherlands And Norway

File photo of a Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 landing during the recent exercise “Gioia Falcon”. (Photo: Author) The 24 Vipers will join the company’s fleet of fighter jets used for the Combat Air Force/Contracted Air Support (CAF/CAS) program in the US. Draken International announced last week two contracts to acquire a fleet of second-hand …

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Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16s Successfully Complete Ex. ‘Gioia Falcon’ With The Italian Air Force

A F-16 of the RNLAF with a celebratory special tail takes off for a training mission during Gioia Falcon. In the corner: the patch created for the exercise. (All images credit: Author) 11 Dutch F-16s deployed to Gioia del Colle Air Base to practice operations in non-familiar areas and fly COMAO missions. The Royal Netherlands …

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Dutch Government Agrees To Sell 12 F-16s To Draken International For Use In Adversary Role In The U.S.

Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16s. (Image credit: Edwin Schimmel). Draken International is about to expand its fleet of fighter jets already used for Combat Air Force/Contracted Air Support (CAF/CAS) program in the U.S with ex-RNlAF F-16s. The Dutch Parliament was informed on June the 29th 2021 that an interdepartmental Defense Materiel Sales Committee, consisting of representatives …