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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 …

a c 2 greyhound pilot on the tradition of growing a mustache while underway on deployment
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A C-2 Greyhound Pilot On The Tradition Of Growing A Mustache While Underway On Deployment

Rob Roy and his copilot aboard a C-2 Greyhound. Here’s some background about one of the most famous traditions in the military. While their roots are not completely clear, “deployment mustaches” (i.e. a mustache grown by soldiers during a military deployment) have without any doubt become popular within the fighter pilot community during the Vietnam …

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, …

no one enjoyed the air power demo at nellis afb as much as this door gunner
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No One Enjoyed the Air Power Demo at Nellis AFB as Much as This Door Gunner!

An unidentified HH-60G Pave Hawk door gunner at Aviation Nation enjoyed a pretty good view during the Combined Arms Demonstration. (Author/TheAviationist) Hanging Halfway Out the Door of a Sideways Pave Hawk, No One Had a Better View. Last Weekend’s Aviation Nation Air Show at Nellis AFB outside Las Vegas, Nevada, was a magnificent post-pandemic return …

lets talk about the new manned sixth generation fighter renderings
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Let’s Talk About The New Manned Sixth-Generation Fighter Renderings

One of the new renderings of the LMXT tanker, showing a notional 6th-gen fighter taking fuel. (Photo: Lockheed Martin edit: TheAviationist) The notional design for the Next Generation Air Dominance program was shown during a briefing about the LMXT tanker, which the company is proposing for the KC-Y competition. Lockheed Martin released new renderings showing …