While the new F-35i “Adir” stealth fighter didn’t participate in the drill, 30 IAF planes from the 69 Squadron which flies the F-15i Ram took part in the south of Israel out of the Air Force’s Uvda airbase near Eilat, flying alongside USAF F-15 jets.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
American and Israeli pilots successfully completed a two-week long joint drill in Israeli skies this past week with an emphasis on destroying mobile enemy targets, a senior Air Force official said on Sunday.
“It is important that in a changing and complex environment, especially due to the challenging and dynamic environment we find ourselves in, to know to to react quickly,” the senior officer told reporters, emphasizing that this sort of exercise is significant response to these challenges. Continue Reading »
The U.S. Air Force developed its new batwing shaped stealth drone at the infamous Area 51, capable of covert electronic attack missions, as well as maintaining reconnaissance of enemy territory.
The US Air Force has secretly developed a new stealth drone for long-range reconnaissance missions that could be operational by 2015, according to a report Friday in an industry magazine.
Northrop Grumman RQ-180
The unmanned drone, dubbed RQ-180, is currently in the testing phase at the top secret Groom Lake air base in Nevada in the infamous “Area 51” where the Air Force tested the U2 spy planes in the late 1950s, Aviation Week said. Continue Reading »
TIME reports: Israeli & U.S. Air Forces may target Assad’s arsenals of unconventional weapons in joint operation.
By Arutz Sheva
Israeli and U.S. military officials are coordinating how to target and destroy Syrian president Bashar Assad’s arsenal of unconventional weapons under assorted scenarios, Israeli military and intelligence officials told TIME Magazine.
One scenario would be the sudden removal of Assad from the scene, the magazine said. “That would prompt the allies to launch operations on the estimated 18 depots and other sites where WMDs are stored,” Israei military and intelligence officials said.
“Search and destroy operations would also be launched if the weapons appeared to be about to fall into the hands of the rebels, which include Islamist extremists aligned with al-Qaeda.” Continue Reading »