Red Flag 16-1 is underway and here are some cool images.
The images in this post show two F-22 Raptors assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron, from Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, refueling from a KC-135 Stratotanker over the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) on Feb. 4, 2016, during an Exercise Red Flag 16-1 training sortie.
Along with approximately 30 other aircraft, the Raptors are participating in the advanced training program administered by the United States Warfare Center and executed through the 414th Combat Training Squadron, that is considered the world’s most realistic: Red Flags include both day and night missions that give aircrew an opportunity to experience advanced, relevant, and realistic combat-like situations in a controlled environment with the purpose to improve their ability to complete complex missions.
The NTTR is “the largest contiguous air and ground space available for peace time military operations in the free world, offering 5,000 square miles of air space and more than 1,200 targets and threat simulators.”
Image credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor/Released
problème avec le F22 RAPTOR!!!!!
whatever your opinion of the f22 it is a spectacular looking aircraft.
Killing the production line of this fighter was a big mistake, they will regret it sooner or later
There’s already better aircraft in the pipeline.
I bet not, if the pipeline you are referring to is clogged with F-35s
F-X. F-35 was never a replacement for either the F-15 or F-22.
Oh the famous F-X..in the pipeline, of course…rotfl…it doesn’t even remotely exist…and you don’t even have the money to buy the planned number of F-35s in a year…
is that your “professional” opinion? Perhaps you should look at how many F-35s have rolled out of the factory last year and how much are going to roll out this year.