Tag: Middle East

U.S. HAS CONFIRMED USAF FIGHTER JET FLEW CLOSE TO IRANIAN AIRLINER TO INSPECT THE AIRCRAFT

The U.S. confirms fighter jet flew close to Iranian passenger aircraft for inspection

SYRIA -Two USAF F-15s caused a lot of panic aboard a Mahan Air Airbus A310 on Thursday, while the airliner was flying over Syria en route to Beirut in Lebanon. The U.S. military confirmed later on Thursday that one of its fighter jets had flown within a few thousand feet of an Iranian commercial aircraft

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BRITISH F-35s COMPLETE FIRST OPERATIONAL MISSIONS

RAF STATION AKROTIRI, CYPRUS – According to the Ministry of Defence of the UK, the British F-35B has successfully completed its first operational missions in the Middle East on June 16, 2019. UK’s newest and most advanced fighter jet, the F-35B – Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) variant of the F-35 Ligtning II –

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THE USAF F-35 HAS FLOWN IN COMBAT FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

F-35 refuelling over Middle East

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force has finally flown the F-35 in combat, the U.S. Air Forces Central Command (U.S. AFCENT) stated in a press release. Two F-35As – the variant used by the USAF – conducted a mission over Iraq this week to take out an ISIS tunnel network and a weapons cache on

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USAF F-35’s FIRST DEPLOYMENT TO MIDDLE EAST

USAF F-35 first deployment to the Middle East

AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates – Last week, on April 15, the USAF’s 5th generation multi-role aircraft arrived for its first deployment to the Middle East, U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs reports. The F-35A Lightning IIs are from active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

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