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Brand new F/A-18F Super Hornets for RAAF

The Royal Australian Air Force has flown F/A-18 Block-II Super Hornets since December 2010. Australia almost ordered F-35s but following a controversy about the JSF program (Joint Strike Fighter), purchased F/A-18Fs instead of the F-35 Lightning IIs expected in order to replace the old F-111s.

These fighter jets have taken up the F-4 Phantom II’s nickname “Rhino”. The Super Hornet is equipped with an AESA radar (Active Electronically Scanned Array radar – APG-79), and it can refuel other aircraft with its ARS – Aerial Refuelling System. Moreover, it has a low RCS signature (RCS: Radar Cross Section) with its rectangular air intakes, and its maneuverability has been improved thanks to enlarged Leading-Edge eXtensions or LEX.

The F-22 Raptor offer is likely to be turned down. However, Australia might purchase the convential take-off and landing (CTOL) variant of the JSF/F-35A

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U.S. Air Force Airman online magazine

Everything you want to know about the USAF is available on the webpage below:

http://www.airmanonline.af.mil

If you want to know almost everything about the USAF, Airman book 2010 is available here

(click on the cover):

Airman the book 2010

This month’s magazine is available here (click on the cover):

Airman magazine September/October 2010

U.S. Air Force Link courtesy: www.af.mil

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Air Defense NEWS from Russian media

RIA NovostiTu-95MS Bear-H strategic bomberCanadian Air Force intercepts Russian bombers over Atlantic

09:56 31/07/2010 Canadian Air Force fighters intercepted two Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic Ocean, CBC television reported, citing Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay.>>

RIA NovostiIran to engage all Air Force bases for major drillsIran to engage all Air Force bases for major drills

03:22 31/07/2010 Iran’s Air Force will engage its all bases for massive week-long drills, which kick off on Saturday.>>

RIA NovostiMiG-29Russia’s defense spending to rise by 60% by 2013 – paper

09:34 30/07/2010 Russian defense spending will increase by 60 percent, to more than 2 trillion rubles ($66.3 million) by 2013 from 1.264 trillion ($42 million) in 2010, a leading Russian business daily said on Friday.>>

RIA NovostiTu-95MS Bear-H strategic bomberRussian Tu-95 strategic bombers set new flight duration record

00:28 30/07/2010 Two Russian Tu-95MS Bear-H strategic bombers have carried out a record-breaking 40-hour patrol over three oceans.>>

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Aircraft on USS Nimitz

As you can see the French Navy E-2 Hawkeye 2000 on this picture (below), the E-2 has evolved into an eight-bladed-propeller and glass-cockpit version. The photo was shot by Xavier (http://passiondesavions.blogspot.com/) from La Ferté Allais Airshow in May 2010.

E-2 Hawkeye at La Ferté Allais airshow in 2010

E-2 Hawkeye 2000 - © Xavier Cotton, http://passiondesavions.blogspot.com

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1967 – USS Forrestal fire

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Breaking the US Air Force radio news

USA flag25th June 2008 USAF RADIO NEWS:
NEW HORIZONS:  Airmen visit Peru to provide medical care to locals (Peru)
YOKOSUKA BLOOD DRIVE:  PACOM blood center provides blood to Pacific AOR (Yokosuka)
INCIRLIK ASSIGNMENT:  Ammenities on Incirlik Air Base (Incirlik)
INCIRLIK NANNY 911:  New labor laws affecting nannies in Turkey (Incirlik)
A1C MONROE:  Airman returns home to Peru in support of New Horizons (Peru)

C-17 cargo aircraft at Incirlik Air Force base

© (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Larry A. Simmons)

(from Air Force Link www.af.mil)

24th June 2008 USAF RADIO NEWS:

HURLBURT DFC:  DFC awarded to AC-130 aircrew (Hurlburt)
SPANGDAHLEM LEARNING TO GIVE:  School children put together care packages for deployed troops (Spangdahlem)
LANGLEY F-4:  Old F-4s in a new testing role (Langley)
MEMPHIS BELLE:  Warbird visits airshow (Langle
y)

F-22A Raptor and F-4 Phantom firghter aircraft

© (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker)

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