• Poland Unlikely To Give Its F-16s to Ukraine Despite Ukrainian Claims
    by Jacek Siminski on January 30, 2023 at 9:26 pm

    Poland would not get rid of the backbone of its air force. Although integrating F-16s in the Ukrainian Air Force would not be easy, Ukraine is still working to obtain two squadrons of Fighting Falcon [...] The post Poland Unlikely To Give Its F-16s to Ukraine Despite Ukrainian Claims appeared first on The Aviationist.

  • Pre-Loaded Bombs Installed On B-1B Lancer Bomber For First Time In 30 Years
    by David Cenciotti on January 29, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    Weapons Loaders at Dyess Air Force Base revived a capability unused for three decades. The U.S. Air Force has recently released some interesting photos showing the activity carried out a Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, [...] The post Pre-Loaded Bombs Installed On B-1B Lancer Bomber For First Time In 30 Years appeared first on The Aviationist.

  • Ukraine Requests Two Squadrons Of F-16s But Giving ‘Vipers’ to Kyiv Is Easier Said Than Done
    by Stefano D'Urso on January 27, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    Soon after the recent Ramstein summit, during which president Zelensky requested again F-16s, the Ukrainian Air Force said a Western type of aircraft has been selected and will possibly be provided to Ukraine. After being [...] The post Ukraine Requests Two Squadrons Of F-16s But Giving ‘Vipers’ to Kyiv Is Easier Said Than Done appeared first on The Aviationist.

  • U.S. Navy Completed First-Of-Its-Kind Repairs At Sea On Heavily Damaged Super Hornet
    by Stefano D'Urso on January 27, 2023 at 10:24 am

    The F/A-18E Super Hornet was heavily damaged after an in-flight engine fire at the beginning of the USS Bush deployment last summer. A heavily damaged F/A-18E Super Hornet has been repaired at sea and returned [...] The post U.S. Navy Completed First-Of-Its-Kind Repairs At Sea On Heavily Damaged Super Hornet appeared first on The Aviationist.

  • Leonardo Delivers AW169M In New Skid Undercarriage Configuration
    by Stefano D'Urso on January 26, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    The Austrian military and the Italian Guardia di Finanza are the first operators of the newest variant of the AW169. Leonardo has recently begun the delivery of the newest variant of its AW169M light-intermediate twin [...] The post Leonardo Delivers AW169M In New Skid Undercarriage Configuration appeared first on The Aviationist.