Among forces participating in the third Red Flag-Alaska of the year, which got underway last week, are airmen of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. According to the flight commander of the Japanese forces, Col. Kyuichiro Tanaka, it marks the first time JASDF airmen will train against an aggressor squadron, a hallmark feature of Red Flag exercises. Six Japanese F-15s flew from Hyakuri Air Base and 21 JASDF members traveled aboard a USAF KC-10 to Eielson AFB, Alaska, reports SSgt. Shawn Jones. Besides those who came from Japan, this Red Flag-Alaska has participants from USAF, US Navy, Mongolia, Spain, Thailand, and Turkey. During the exercise, aviation units will fly 10 simulated combat sorties in a realistic threat environment. The exercise concludes July 27.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic missile apparently fell short of expectations, but the AIr Force isn't saying how, reporting only that the test met "several of the objectives" of the test. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control recently said he company is "ready to go" to…