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Ex-USAF pilot remembers his time during duty

In 3 years of Doug Brower’s service at the Galena Airforce Base, Alaska, the most exciting experience was to be scrambled to intercept a Soviet Tu-16 nicknamed Badger. He along with Darrel Hunt, his Weapons Systems Office flew F-4Es who protected United States borders during the 70s remember the days of cold war. Doug Brower now a civilian Cargo Pilot, ...

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Nuclear weapons center attains full operational capability

The commander of the Air Force Materiel Command declared full operational capability for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center during the change of command ceremony Jan. 20 here. Gen. Donald Hoffman, the AFMC commander, spoke about the center’s growth and said the center was the “single bellybutton for the Air Force in sustainment and assurance that our nuclear weapons are ...

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Final F-35A Development Jet Arrives at Edwards Airforce Base

A Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II stealth fighter came in for a landing at Edwards AFB, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 22, after a 3.2-hour ferry flight from Fort Worth, Texas. The jet, known as AF-4, is the fifth F-35A conventional takeoff and landing aircraft to ferry to Edwards for testing. Till date, the F-35 program has achieved 578 total test flights. ...

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What is the importance of Scramble time to an Air force?

Scramble time is basically how fast an Air force can get its fighter planes in the air in case of an emergency, like an attack from enemy aircraft or in similar other  mission critical scenarios. To “scramble” combat aircraft means to get them started, the crews aboard, and in the air as fast as possible. Scrambling an aircraft means to ...

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Sukhoi

Sukhoi , the major Russian Aircraft manufacturer known for its combat aircrafts was founded by Pavel Sukhoi in 1939 and it was called, The Sukhoi Design Bureau. Presently  it is known as Sukhoi Corporation and its company headquarters is located in Moscow , Russia. The Sukhoi Corporation has a strong market hold in defense and aerospace industry in Russia. Over ...

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