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US Air Force F-22 Raptor pilots perform 'hot seats' and 'hot pits' - Watch video

As part of the process, the F-22 pilots landed and then taxied the aircraft through safety checks and up to the "hot pit" for refuelling. The pilots did not turn off the Raptors' engine during the pitstop and received fuel directly from a truck.

Jul 26, 2019, 17:41 PM IST

US Air Force F-22 Raptors and F-16 Fighting Falcons fly in formation

While the single-seat, twin-engine F-22 is a 5th Generation stealth fighter and is in service with only the US Air Force, the 4th Generation F-16 is one of the most versatile fighters in the world flying with 26 air forces across the world. The F-22 first flew on September 7, 1997, and entered service with the US Air Force on December 15, 2005.

Jul 25, 2019, 16:07 PM IST

US military issues warning as half a million Facebook users sign up for ‘Storm Area 51’ event

The Guardian reported that as many as 1.4 million people have RSVP’d as attending the plan to storm Area 51 in Nevada.

Jul 17, 2019, 10:27 AM IST

United States Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II Warthog fighter suffers bird-hit, drops three dummy bombs in northern Florida

The A-10 Thunderbolt II Warthog of the USAF 23rd Fighter Group based at Moody Air Force Base was on a training mission and carrying 11-kilogramme non-explosive BDU-33 munitions. The blue-coloured BDU-33 is approximately 221/2 inches long and is used to simulate the M1a-82 500-pound bomb.

Jul 03, 2019, 11:58 AM IST

Russian Su-27 fighter intercepts US RC-135 spy plane over Baltic Sea - Watch

The single-crew, twin-engine Su-27 (NATO codename Flanker) is an air-superiority fighter. The jet can fly at Mach 2.35 (2,500 kilometres per hour).

Mar 07, 2019, 14:49 PM IST

US Senator McSally, an Air Force veteran, says she was raped by a superior officer

Sexual assault and harassment in the US military is largely under-reported and came under renewed scrutiny two years ago after a scandal involving Marines sharing nude photos of women online came to light.

Mar 07, 2019, 12:17 PM IST

IAF and US Air Force to take part in bilateral exercise in West Bengal

COPE INDIA began in 2004 as a fighter training exercise held at Air Force Station Gwalior.

Nov 29, 2018, 20:32 PM IST

In massive display of air power, US conducts first ever 'elephant walk' of F-35 fighters

The drill was conducted at the Hill Air Force Base in Utah.

Nov 22, 2018, 22:48 PM IST

US military testing StormBreaker bomb to hit enemy even in bad weather

The StormBreaker bomb can be used to target the enemy more than 45 miles (over 72 kilometres) away.

Jul 30, 2018, 10:15 AM IST

US Air Force stealth fighter jets intercept 2 Russian nuclear-capable bombers off Alaska coast

US Air Force stealth fighter jets on Friday intercepted two Russian nuclear-capable bombers off the coast of Alaska, a report in Fox News said. The US Northern Command reportedly said that Russian nuclear forces dispatched the two strategic bombers Tu-95 Bear bombers into the 200-mile Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the Bering Sea near the Alaska coast.

May 12, 2018, 11:35 AM IST

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II: The fighter jet that India does not want to buy, yet

There had been speculation that India is interested in the F-35 Lightning.

Mar 01, 2018, 13:11 PM IST

B-1B bomber joins US-South Korea drills as tensions escalate

A US B-1B bomber on Wednesday joined large-scale U.S.-South Korean military exercises that North Korea has denounced as pushing the peninsula to the brink of nuclear war as tension mounts between the North and the United States.

Dec 06, 2017, 14:46 PM IST

US Air Force official: Missile targeting Saudis was Iranian

Saudi Arabia long has accused Iran of supplying weapons to the Shiite rebels known as Houthis and their allies, though Tehran has just as long denied supplying them.

Nov 11, 2017, 00:00 AM IST

Texas church shooter threatened mother-in-law before rampage: official

A man court-martialed by the U.S. Air Force on charges of assaulting his wife and child sent threatening messages to his mother-in-law who sometimes attended the rural Texas church where he fatally shot 26 people, officials said on Monday.

Nov 07, 2017, 09:41 AM IST

Show of force: US military flies 2 Air Force bombers over Korean peninsula

The South Korean military said this was part of a regular exercise to bolster military defences 

Oct 11, 2017, 07:10 AM IST

US Air Force marks 70th anniversary

Formed in 1947, the US Air Force operates over 5,000 military aircraft, with over 300,000 active duty personnel as of 2017. 

Sep 17, 2017, 15:54 PM IST

This American spy plane 'doesn't want to stop flying'

It may not sound possible to "catch" an American spy plane while driving a Dodge Charger. But that's precisely what we did on a sweltering August afternoon at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.

Aug 21, 2017, 12:13 PM IST

US to buy new Air Force One planes built for Russian airline?

The two 747-8s were initially ordered in 2013 by Transaero, a Russian airline that went bankrupt in 2015.

Aug 02, 2017, 11:59 AM IST

US warplanes fly over disputed South China Sea

The flights come as both US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend the G-20 meeting in Hamburg.

Jul 07, 2017, 18:15 PM IST

Sale of C-17 jet to help boost India's airlift requirements

The Trump administration's decision to sell one C-17 transport aircraft to India by the US will improve its capability to meet current and future strategic airlift requirements.

Jun 29, 2017, 12:57 PM IST