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Asked by a reporter (not me): “How cool is it to equip an F-16 to get shot down by an F-15?” the answer given by Tony Parasida, the president of Boeing’s Global Services & Support sector, sums it up perfectly.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” he said with an ear-to-ear grin and a chuckle.
Talk to anyone at Boeing and you’ll get a similar answer.
F-15 pilots throughout the Air Force are drooling at the prospect of being able to shoot down an F-16. Some have even joked it would be the crowning moment of their careers.
The big question now becomes, what happens when an F-16 pilot is tasked with shooting down a QF-16? Does he or she push the trigger?
Don Kirlin likes fast machines and figured out that he could make money selling Czech L-39 and L-59 jet trainers to well-heeled individuals who fancied a flying sports car. In 1994, he founded Air USA in Quincy, Illinois, to that end and specializes in importing, certifying, and providing foreign military tactical jet aircraft for customers throughout the United States.
MOSCOW, May 12 (RIA Novosti) - The United States has bought two Su-27 Flanker fighter jets to help train U.S. pilots to cope with the growing number of Russian 4th-generation aircraft sold around the globe, a U.S. online magazine said.
The two planes have been bought from a private Ukrainian company by the Reno-based Tac Air, which provides training and test support for the military.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by muzzleflash
They're fairly limited as far as ECM goes. They pretty much keep the built in systems, and try to mimic whoever is the "bad guy" that day. They're looking more for the maneuverability aspect, and having a target that is pulling high G maneuvers as you're trying to get a missile shot on it.