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EA-18G

Whither the Weasel?

The real threat from ground based surface-to-air missiles means that there is still a need to keep the Vietnam ‘Wild Weasel’ capability current. The US...

Royal Thai Air Force becomes Beechcraft AT-6TH international launch customer

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has awarded Textron Aviation Defense a US$143.4 million contract to supply a fleet of eight Beechcraft AT-6TH Wolverine...

Japan receives first KC-46A aerial refueller

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) has received the first of four Boeing KC-46A air-to-air refuelling (AAR) tanker-transport aircraft on order, making it the...
Strangelove

EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING (29 September 2021, No.70)

Dear Readers, THEY DON’T MAKE ‘EM LIKE THEY USED TO… One can’t help but being amazed that the venerable Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber will have its...
RAAF F-35A

Lightning Spreads Over Asia-Pacific

The network of F-35 Lightning II fighter operators in the Asia-Pacific region continues to grown and strengthen. Until 2 August, all Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning...
U.S., Japan Sharpen Skills During Keen Sword 21

SOCPAC Keen to Share Joint Doctrine and Training

The return of Great Power competition means that US SOCPAC is more than ever seeking joint training opportunities with regional special forces. Special Operations Forces...

Japan receives KC-46A Pegasus tanker training in the United States

The first group of Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) personnel have begun training on the Boeing KC-46A air-to-air refuelling (AAR) tanker-transport aircraft in anticipation...
F-35B

Singapore selects Arkansas for F-16 and F-35 training

Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announced on 4 June that it has selected Ebbing Air National Guard Base (ANGB) in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to...
Editor-in-Chief-Andrew-Drwiega

EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING (24 August 2020) No.23

Dear Readers, Artificial Intelligence – the desire to replicate human intelligence in machines. A subject that has many aspects to it, benefits as well as...
Global-Hawk-Japan

USAF Global Hawk begins Japan rotation

The US Air Force (USAF) has deployed a Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from Guam’s...

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