US Air Force B-1B strategic bombers have deployed from their forward base at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to fly a bilateral integration training mission with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
The Exercise took place in October and US B-1B Lancers during long 12-hour sortie ade use of simulated and inert weapons. Those were directed by Australian JTACs. JTAC is an shortcut from Joint Terminal Attack Controller. JTACs direct the action of combat aircraft operating in CAS (Close Air Support) and other offensive operations, calling in airstrikes and gun runs. Each JTAC is A qualified (certified) Service member who, from a forward position, directs the action of combat aircraft engaged in close air support and other offensive air operations.
Because of again post-Soviet military aircraft fleet, Bulgaria is now seeking possibilities to its replacement. New fighter jet will be selected before end of July next year. There are few strong competitors like Lockheed Martin’s F-16, Saab’s JAS 39 Gripen, Eurofighter Typhoon and among them is also Boeing and its F/A-18 Super Hornet.
W dniu 18 października 2017 na pokładzie lotniskowca USS Carl Vinson wylądował po raz pierwszy samolot stealth F-35C Lightning II.