Air

Aéronautique & Espace

"Air et espace"

By Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal, 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs ─ 17 May 2019.

« Combat Archer is readiness ». The Combat Archer exercise, also known as the Weapons Systems Evaluation Program, is the DoD’s largest air-to-air live-fire evaluation exercise. Squadron leaders monitor the lifespan of a missile to assess execution performance...

By Master Sgt. Ted Daigle, 307th Bomb Wing ─ 16 May 2019.

Fully restoring the jet will require 550 personnel across multiple maintenance disciplines and cost about $30 million, according to guidance released by Air Force Global Strike Command. The aircraft is expected to be completely restored by early 2021.

By The RT Hon. Earl Howe ─ 70th Berlin Airlift ─ May 12, 2019. 

Exactly 70 years ago, 322 days of hard work, tenacity, and sometimes true heroism ended with a victory … not a conventional military victory but a political victory against a regime that was determined to starve and freeze the western part of this city into submission... it was therefore very much a victory for humanity itself. And today we gather to honour the men and women who made that victory...

Par Hugues Silvestre de Sacy — Paris, le 1er novembre 1999.

En 1948 l’armée de l’Air française manque cruellement d’effectifs et de matériels et notamment d’avions de transport militaire alors qu’elle est engagée en Indochine. Elle va néanmoins prendre toute sa part au Pont aérien pour empêcher les Soviétiques d’affamer Berlin-Ouest. Malgré des avions Ju-52 complètement dépassés, la construction de Tegel et le radar français vont modifier la donne.

Par le Général (2s) Philippe Carpentier  Bordeaux, le 5 décembre 2018. 

Depuis plusieurs décennies, l’Escadron d'hélicoptères 1/67 « Pyrénées » assure une alerte permanente pour la SAR (Search And Rescue) dans la région Sud-Ouest, au profit des aéronefs en détresse, civils et militaires, et des bateaux sur une large zone atlantique...

From U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs ─ 5 November 2018.

A U.S. EP-3 aircraft flying in international airspace over the Black Sea was intercepted by a Russian SU-27. This interaction was determined to be unsafe due to the SU-27 conducting a high speed pass directly in front of the mission aircraft...

By Majo​r Creed Napier —  Maxwell AFB, USA  October 23, 2018.©

 

Major Creed Napier is a US Air Force officer and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) pilot who spent over three years in France with the 1/67 Escadron d’hélicoptères “Pyrénées.” He has deployed with the US in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and with the French in Support of Operation Barkhane.