• Turkish Kaan National Combat Aircraft Flies For The First Time
    by Stefano D'Urso on February 21, 2024 at 11:47 am

    Formerly known as TF-X, Kaan will replace the F-16 in the 2030s. In the early morning of Feb.21, 2024, a little less than a year from its rollout, the prototype of the TF Kaan National [...] The post Turkish Kaan National Combat Aircraft Flies For The First Time appeared first on The Aviationist.

  • U.S. Navy Surging Last C-2 Greyhound Squadron As CMV-22 Osprey Remains Grounded
    by Stefano D'Urso on February 20, 2024 at 10:21 pm

    The last 15 C-2As are surging to meet the carrier onboard delivery mission after all Ospreys were grounded in December, with DOT&E meanwhile reporting that the CMV-22 is not operationally suitable. The U.S. Navy is [...] The post U.S. Navy Surging Last C-2 Greyhound Squadron As CMV-22 Osprey Remains Grounded appeared first on The Aviationist.

  • Belgian Air Force Unexpectedly Cancels F-16 Solo Display Team
    by Stefano D'Urso on February 20, 2024 at 2:52 pm

    The service decided to cancel the 2024 season and focus on the transition to the F-35. The Belgian Air Force unexpectedly announced on Feb. 19, 2024, that the F-16 Solo Display Team will not be [...] The post Belgian Air Force Unexpectedly Cancels F-16 Solo Display Team appeared first on The Aviationist.

  • First Alabama ANG F-35 Takes Part In Special Flyover With Red Tail P-51 And F-16Cs
    by David Cenciotti on February 19, 2024 at 12:38 pm

    The new Alabama ANG’s F-35 flagship, with a red tail honoring the Tuskegee Airmen legacy, took part in a flyover at Dannelly Field, along with another F-35A, two F-16s and a P-51. The 187th Fighter [...] The post First Alabama ANG F-35 Takes Part In Special Flyover With Red Tail P-51 And F-16Cs appeared first on The Aviationist.

  • Drones And New Technologies Are Reinventing The U.S. Air Force And Future Airpower
    by Stefano D'Urso on February 16, 2024 at 2:25 pm

    Lessons learned from current conflicts show that a deep, fundamental shift in airpower is occurring worldwide and the Air Force needs to adapt, says its chief. During his State of the Air Force address at [...] The post Drones And New Technologies Are Reinventing The U.S. Air Force And Future Airpower appeared first on The Aviationist.