Air International 2014-06
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The Il-78M is the RuAF’s primary tanker, seen here with Su-24s and three Yak-130s. A dozen Il-78Ms will be updated to Il-78M2 standard.
A HAF F-16 photographed from the USAF KC-135R participating in the exercise.
Every fighter type in the Hellenic Air Force fast-jet combat fleet was involved in the exercise.
1) The UAV, in red circle, during tracking. 2) The Python missile, indicated by the green arrow, approaches the UAV (in red circle). 3) The UAV is hit. 4) The Sufa that shot the UAV down, highlighted by the blue rectangle, passes over the wreckage.
Negev Squadron Sufa 482 on finals to landing at Nevatim during an air-to-air combat training deployment in November 2008 - with Bat Squadron Sufa 451 in the background on finals to a parallel runway.
The F-15Is of 69 Squadron and the Sufas of 107 Squadron are both based at Hatzerim.
The first F-16I (253, construction number YD-4) took its maiden flight on December 23, 2003.
Negev Squadron Sufa 407 - in attack configuration with laser-guided bombs - taxis from a hardened aircraft shelter.
The first two F-16Is (nos 407 and 408) delivered to Israel arriving at Ramon after their ferry flight from the US in 2004.
Negev Squadron Sufa 253 in strike configuration with GBU-15 electro-optical guided bombs.
Sufa 253 from the Negev Squadron demonstrates flares release.
A three-ship of 119 Squadron Sufas over the Negev Desert with each jet in a different weapons fit. Sufa 413 is in air-to-air configuration, 451 in strike configuration with laser-guided bombs and 494 in attack configuration with the Delilah missile.
The IAF Flight Test Center at Tel Nof flies Sufa 401, which is instrumented for trials of new equipment.
Lockheed Martin rolled out the first F-16I on November 14, 2003 as '253', fitted with conformal fuel tanks, three under-wing fuel tanks, two navigation and targeting pods, four defensive missiles and two offensive weapons, in this case JDAM bombs.
The final F-16I, Sufa 898, at Hatzerim shortly after arrival in Israel on February 1, 2009 and prior to having 107 Squadron markings applied.
A Negev Squadron tradition is to kick new members after their first solo flight.
The F-16I's primary role is long-range strike, but it also carries two AIM-120 missiles and two Python missiles for air-to-air missions.
The sizes of the external fuel tanks and conformal tanks are clear on this 107 Squadron Sufa being prepared to depart Hatzerim with two JDAM bombs in March 2009.
Sufa 107 from 107 Squadron at a parade at Hatzerim on July 5, 2006.
The IAF Mission Training Center, inaugurated on December 19, 2013, links F-16C/D Barak and F-16I Sufa simulators and a ground control station.
A HAF F-16 photographed from the USAF KC-135R participating in the exercise.
NH90 NFHs from 860 Squadron flew from offshore patrol vessels.
An unspecified engine problem has grounded the AMI's T-260Bs.
US Marine Corps VH-60Ns from HMX-1 en route from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam on March 24, 2014 for President Obama’s visit to the Rijksmuseum.
USAF C-17A Globemaster III from Stewart-based 105th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard, was one of many US aircraft supporting President Obama's presence at the summit.
India Air Force IL-76MD K2666 takes to the air
Russia hopes China's order of ten used Il-76s will provide a stepping stone to a future purchase of Il-76MD-90As.
Fast jet students remain at Lecce for training on the FT-339C.
Under the AMI's new training system, as before, students selected for fast jets train on the FT-339C.
Around a dozen Mainstays are in service, all are based at Ivanovo, 250km from Moscow.
The A-50U upgrade to the Mainstay provides new large LCD screens for systems operators.
The Il-78M is the RuAF’s primary tanker, seen here with Su-24s and three Yak-130s. A dozen Il-78Ms will be updated to Il-78M2 standard.
India currently operates Il-78s in the tanker role, but Russia sees a future market in the country for A-50s.
Reportedly an airborne command post variant of the Il-76MD-90A will be developed to replace the Il-82, which has a distinctive dorsal fairing.
M346 prepares to land at hcshjczhjchjz airfield.
The future of AMI fast-jet training: a T-346A alongside a model of the M-345.
На M-346 курсант располагается в перед ней, а инструктор - в задней, немного приподнятой кабине. Обе кабины - идентичны, их приборное оборудование построено по принципу "стеклянной кабины" и совместимо с приборами ночного видения и нашлемной системой целеуказания. По центру расположены три больших цветных жидкокристаллических индикатора.
There’s close cockpit commonality between the T-346A and the AMI’s frontline fast jets.
The Il-78M is the RuAF’s primary tanker, seen here with Su-24s and three Yak-130s. A dozen Il-78Ms will be updated to Il-78M2 standard.
Among the many VIP jets visiting Schiphol for the summit was Gulfstream IVSP 7T-VPC belonging to the government of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, seen landing on March 24, 2014.
The AMI’s revised training system is intended to reduce the costs of training pilots on multi-engine types like the C-27J.
AS532U2s Cougar Mk2s from 300 Squadron were on standby to support ground forces.
The F-15Is of 69 Squadron and the Sufas of 107 Squadron are both based at Hatzerim.
Tremendous heat-hazed image of Eagles landing at Souda Air Base.
An impressive line-up of Brazilian beasts.
The A-1M’s modernised cockpit features the avionics previously used in the F-5EM/FMs.
An impression of the A-60M laser-gun derivative under development.
Police Aviation Unit AW139s and EC135P2+s operated from Valkenburg for the summit.
Police Aviation Unit AW139s and EC135P2+s operated from Valkenburg for the summit.
Italy's national aerobatic team, the Frecce Tricolori, will be the first unit in the AMI to fly the M-345.
While the M-345 appears similar to the M-311, it will have a new engines and avionics.
The future of AMI fast-jet training: a T-346A alongside a model of the M-345.
F-5EM/FMs from the FAB's various Freedom Fighter squadrons provide quick reaction alert air defence cover for the capital Brasilia.
Mirage 2000s were only in FAB service for seven years, providing an interim air defence capability.
The first Royal Australian Navy MH-60Rs at Owego, New York.
On January 24, 2014 NUSQN 725 accepted the first two MH-60Rs at Jacksonville.
Seahawk N48-001 hovering outside Lockheed Martin’s headquarters.
Australia's first MH-60R during its initial test flight from Sikorsky’s production facility at Stratford, Connecticut.
Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs (second left) meeting with US Navy MH-60R aircrew.
PS-90A-76 engines burn 12% less fuel than those used in earlier Candids.
Outer panels made from one, rather than three sections, mean the Il-76MD-90A’s wing is 2,700kg lighter than the Il-76MD's.
Завершение сборки первого экземпляра Ил-76МД-90А в Ульяновске
The first flying Il-76MD-90A (RA-78650), line number 01-02, in Aviastar's final assembly hall at Ulyanovsk.
UAC's Il-76MD-90A flight simulator, showing the LCD screens and modern avionics that distinguish the new Candid from previous generations.
The Il-76MD-90A's cockpit features the Kupol-III-76M(A) digital navigation system.
The veteran U-208 in 2013 and 2014 has taken on the first phase of AMI pilot training.
The majority of the VIP aircraft were parked on runway 18R/36L, including Boeing 747-4B5 10001 of the Republic of Korea Air Force's 296 Special Transport Squadron.
Beriev is designing the A-100 to supplement - and in future replace - the A-50U.