The Air Force officially rolled out its new F-15EX fighter jet and announced the name, which is closely related to the plane's predecessors.
The test proves the F-15E can carry enough JDAMs to release some on an active combat mission and then rearm other jets.
For the better part of a century, US pilots have fought to control the sky over battlefields all around the world. Fighter aircraft have always been at the leading edge of those battles, and the US has fielded some of the most advanced fighters ever built. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
US Air Force maintainers and crew chiefs in the Middle East have been practicing to rapidly rearm and refuel F-15C Eagles. An integrated combat turn, as this procedure is known, is meant to reduce the pilot’s ground time and quickly resume air operations. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
A US F-15C fighter jet crashed into the sea off the coast of the UK on Monday morning, according to the 48th Fighter Wing.. After discovering the wreckage of the fighter aircraft, the 48th Fighter Wing released another update, revealing that the pilot had been found but was deceased. The […]
The US military is conducting a large-scale exercise to test its ability to fend off enemy bomber aircraft threatening the homeland. Four US combatant commands and NORAD are coming together for the first time for this exercise, during which fighters supported by aerial refuelling tankers will protect US airspace from […]
Airmen deployed to the UK are helping maintain combat readiness by sanitizing aircraft after flights. The task requires sanitizing everything in the cockpit, including any tool, button or switch the aircrew may have come in contact with during their flight, to keep the disease from spreading among squadrons. Visit Business […]
Increasing geopolitical tension between NATO and Russia has renewed attention on the North Atlantic and the Arctic. Iceland sits between those two regions, and the latest trip there by US stealth bombers underscores how important the island is to military planners. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Six months […]
A pair of US F-15s appear to have come close to colliding with a couple of skydivers over southern England earlier this year, a British air safety board report reveals. The US fighters were flying at 345 mph on a routine training flight when they passed below a pair of […]
US Air Force F-15 Strike Eagles and F-35 Lightning II aircraft dropped 80,000 pounds of bombs on an island in Iraq’s Salah al-Din province believed to be used as a transit point for ISIS fighters between Syrian and Iraqi cities. “We’re denying Daesh the ability to hide on Qanus Island,” […]
The Defence Department calculates the hourly reimbursement cost for each branch’s aircraft – rates used to charge nongovernmental organisations or civilians for events, such as flyovers at sporting events. The Air Force plane with the highest rate is the E-4B airborne command center, which costs $US73,123 an hour. Heavy bombers, […]
The Air Force has a different kind of plane for every task, but its fighter jets are often its most visible aircraft, carrying out a variety of missions over any kind of terrain. The first F-15 arrived in the early 1970s, and the highly advanced (though technically troubled) F-35 came […]
F-35s dogfighting against Cold War-era F-15 fighter jets still sometimes lose, according to a new report. The F-35 has been plagued by reports that it can’t dogfight for years, but experts say that’s not really the purpose of the new jet. Instead, F-35s stealth features mean they will do most […]
The “Mach Loop” in northwest Wales provides a perfect vantage point to watch fighter jets and other aircraft blitz through steep-sided valleys at almost eye level. Earlier this week, amateur photographer Elwyn Roberts caught what appear to be US Air Force F-15 fighters from the 48th Fighter Wing based at […]
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