Air International 2017-12
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The third HH-101A delivered to 15 Stormo on take-off from Cervia Air Base.
An HH-101A in the hover during an evening training mission. Note the forward-looking infrared, the LOAM, self-defence sensors, and the in-flight refuelling probe.
Hovering while training with a stretcher for SAR operations. The HH-101A is already operational in this role.
The Caesar has been designed with three positions for self-defence weapons including the M134D 7.62mm gun in the side window.
The 433 Squadron crews were busy during SERPENTEX. Here, one Hornet is undergoing maintenance, while another is being refuelled and the third is flying.
A 1st Fighter Wing F-22 pilot and crew chief prepare to launch a jet for take-off at Langley.
An F-22 Raptor receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
The fast jet flightline at Solenzara during the final week of SERPENTEX. The number of Rafales and Mirages varied from week to week.
Sierra Nevada Corporation-Embraer's A-29 Super Tucano PT-ZNV loaded with two inert GBU-12 laser-guided bombs over White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
Sierra Nevada Corporation personnel load an inert GBU-12 laser-guided bomb on to the A-29 for a load demonstration at Holloman.
Sierra Nevada Corporation personnel load 0.50-calibre rounds into the internal machine gun magazines.
Upgraded AH-64D Apache Longbow (s/n 069) participated in Exercise Wallaby for the first time this year.
A RSAF Apache Longbow returns to Rockhampton Airport after a sortie in Exercise Wallaby 2017.
An AFE loads an inert AGM-114 Hellfire missile at an outfield deployment site during Exercise Wallaby.
An Apache receives fuel at an outfield deployment site. The ability to be deployed in such an area prolongs the ability for the Apache to support ground forces further in the exercise area.
The fast jet flightline at Solenzara during the final week of SERPENTEX. The number of Rafales and Mirages varied from week to week.
The X-2 demonstrator landing at Gifu Air Base in October 2017 with a spin recovery chute fitted for high-angle-of-attack testing.
This landing shot of the X-2 shows the configuration of the diamond-shaped engine inlets and the chine of the forward fuselage; features associated with fifth-generation aircraft designs.
X-2 ShinShin 51-0001 during its maiden flight from Nagoya to Gifu Air Base on April 22, 2016.
Airmen get a look at the Textron Scorpion at Holloman Air Force Base during the light attack experiment.
Textron's production-standard E530 Scorpion N532TX over White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, during a sortie staged to determine the type's handling and flying qualities.
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson tours the AT-802 Longsword with members from the Air Tractor and L3 team.