Category: Fighter Jets

Ukraine has begun ‘in the air’ training on F-16s, a key development in its fight against Russia

A pair of US Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcons. Stocktrek Images/Getty Images Ukraine’s pilots are now learning to fly Western F-16 fighter jets. Ukraine has sought F-16s since the early days of Russia’s invasion. Ukraine’s Soviet-era┬áMiG-31 and Su-27 are outmatched by newer Russian jets. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has long said the country’s long-term security hinges on its ability to compete with Russian air power….

Ukraine says it downed 3 Russian Su-25 fighter jets in just one week

A military sapper inspects the remains of a Russian Sukhoi Su-25 hit by Ukrainian Armed Forces in Ukraine’s Kyiv Region in April 2022. REUTERS/Mykola Tymchenko Ukraine said it destroyed three Russian Su-25 aircraft in a single week. A Ukrainian commander said they were hit in Donetsk, a region experiencing heavy fighting. The jets fly low to give air support, making them vulnerable to antiaircraft attacks….

As Israeli jets devastate Gaza, air force photos show fighter aircraft armed with what look like unguided ‘dumb’ bombs

Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike that has been going on for nearly a week in Gaza City, Gaza, on October 11, 2023. Ali Jadallah/Anadolu via Getty Images Israel has been pummeling Gaza, with precision guided munitions like JDAMs playing a key role. But the Israeli Air Force recently published photos of fighter jets armed with what experts said look like unguided bombs. Unguided bombs…