When they work together, America's enemies lose sleep.
Key point: The F-35 is stealthy and the F-15X has many upgrades. Together, they can fill different roles and help each other win any fight.
In January, the first Red Flag exercise of the year began, pitting the USAF and various partners against various realistic air-to-air combat scenarios.
The exercise is considered by many to be “as close to real air-to-air combat” as possible and is instrumental in the...
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Who is King of the skies?
Key point: The F-35 can't match the F-22 as an air superiority fighter, and it was never meant to.
Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter—which is built in three versions—recently completed its developmental test phase and is operational with the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps. Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy will soon join the ranks of JSF operators with the F-35C carrier variant, which is scheduled to become operational later this...
It is like fighting a ghost.
Indeed, that’s the idea behind the T-38 aggressors—the job is to provide the F-22s with thinking targets that can ruthlessly exploit any weakness in tactics or pilot errors at long range using their intimate knowledge of the Raptor and its operations.
This past Wednesday, I had the opportunity to fly on a training sortie during the U.S. Air Force’s Atlantic Trident 17 exercise at Joint Base Langley Eustis in Virginia.