Air Force Fighters Destroy Terrorist Hideout | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 11.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.19.14 **
** Airborne 11.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.17.14 **
** Airborne 11.14.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.14.14 **

Wed, Nov 30, 2005

Air Force Fighters Destroy Terrorist Hideout

US Air Force F-16s successfully bombed a booby-trapped house in the vicinity of Al Mahmudiyah Nov. 23 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Anti-Iraqi forces had attacked Iraqi Army Soldiers with an improvised explosive device Nov. 21. Coalition ground forces then secured and searched the area of the attack, discovering the booby-trapped house, also used as a terrorist hideout.

After an explosive ordnance disposal team investigated the house and the surrounding area was cleared of civilians, 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron F-16s from Balad Air Base, Iraq, dropped 500-pound precision-guided bombs and destroyed the target.

The precision-guided bombs used, better known as GBU-38s, were Joint Direct Attack Munitions. JDAMS are especially designed to reduce collateral damage, limit unintended casualties and take the fight up close and personal to enemy insurgents. This munition autonomously navigates to the designated target coordinates, which can be loaded into the aircraft before takeoff or manually altered by the aircrew before weapon release.

Since January there have been more than 480 air strikes against insurgent staging areas, buildings where anti-coalition forces are hiding, motor-firing sites, improvised explosive device locations and weapons caches.

More than 15,000 air strike missions have been flown in 2005 providing close-air support for coalition ground forces involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The F-16s involved in this air strike are deployed from the 457th Fighter Squadron, Fort Worth Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Texas.

FMI: www.af.mil

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 11.19.14: FAA v Pirker Update, F-35C Night Traps, G650ER Delivers

Also: EAA’s Eric Fatla, Legend Cubs Honor Veterans, EAA Hall Of Fame, AAA Record Breakers, AMA Responds to AP Welcome to the first Airborne to be webcast in our Fourth year o>[...]

GAMA, NATA Among More Than 500 Signers Of Letters Urging Tax Credit Extension

Letters Sent To All Members Of Congress Press For Action In Lame-Duck Session GAMA and NATA were among 527 organizations signing letters to leaders in the U.S. House and Senate cal>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.20.14)

Montana Pilot's Association Montana Pilot's Association (MPA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1939, comprised of nearly 700+ pilots, to serve the interests and needs of gen>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.20.14): Cold Air Damming (CAD)

The phenomenon in which a low-level cold air mass is trapped topographically. Often, this cold air is entrenched on the east side of mountainous terrain.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.20.14)

"While it is disappointing to see the third-quarter sales drop slightly compared to the first half of the year, the industry has experienced modest year-over-year growth in sales c>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC