Aviation

U.S. Air Force shows us a day in the life of a Pave Hawk in Dolomites – Defence Blog

The U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ericka Woolever spent 24 hours photographing the daily life of special mission aviators from the 56th Rescue Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy. He demonstrated an ordinary day for HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter pilots, from the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 56th Helicopter Maintenance Unit, at Aviano Air Base, …

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Russian Su-30 fighter jets criticized by Belarus, they want F-16 – Defence Blog

Russia has started implementing a contract on the delivery of a batch of its newest Su-30SM multirole fighter jets to Belarus, but some analysts raised concerns about costs over the entire life cycle of the aircraft, from fabrication to maintenance. The publication Lenta.ru reported Friday that a wide range of renowned experts has expressed their …

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U.S. Air Force retired integral component of long-range strategic bombing capabilities – Defence Blog

The U.S. Air Force retired an integral component of the United States’ long-range strategic bombing capabilities – the final Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) package. The CALCM missile package is retired at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 20, 2019. Initially beginning design in 1974, the CALCM missile has been employed in combat operations to …

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U.S. Air Force prepares F-35’s Airmen for Arctic operations – Defence Blog

The U.S. Air Force prepares trained personnel and equipment to respond to contingencies and emergencies in the Arctic, according to a recent service news release. In preparation for the arrival of the Department of Defense’s newest fifth-generation fighter, Airmen assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing tested a new arctic survival kit for the F-35A Lightning …

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