USAF F-16 Assists in Search, Recovery of Slain Helicopter Crewmen | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 10.12.17

Airborne 10.16.17

Airborne 10.17.17

Airborne 10.18.17

Airborne 10.12.17

Airborne 10.13.17

Airborne-Unmanned 10.17.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 10.12.17

Airborne 10.16.17

Airborne 10.17.17

Airborne 10.18.17

Airborne 10.12.17

Airborne 10.13.17

Airborne-Unmanned 10.17.17

NEW!!! 2017 AirVenture Innovation Preview -- YouTube Presentation / Vimeo Presentation

Mon, May 30, 2005

USAF F-16 Assists in Search, Recovery of Slain Helicopter Crewmen

A USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon provided close air support to ground troops fighting to recover two slain helicopter crewmen in the vicinity of Baquba, Iraq, on May 26, officials said.

The ground troops had to battle terrorist insurgents while performing search-and-recovery operations. The F-16 reportedly suppressed enemy small-arms fire by dropping a laser-guided "guided bomb unit-12" bomb.

An Air Force joint tactical attack controller was embedded with the Army ground units. This enabled the ground units to communicate with the F-16, ultimately directing the pilot to the impact point of the bomb, officials said.

A USAF Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle also provided full-motion video surveillance of the area and ongoing operations.

"Supporting coalition forces on the ground is our number-one priority," said British Royal Air Force Air Commodore Simon Bryant, director of the Combined Air Operations Center.

"On any given day," he explained, "the coalition air component flies more than 100 sorties. (The Component) provides any mix of close air support, intra-theater airlift, tanker missions and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance -- all in support of ground operations."

FMI: www.defenselink.mil

Advertisement

More News

RFP: ANN Seeking New Site/Facility For Major Studio Upgrade

It's Official: Aggressive Upgrades For New Airborne Programs WILL Require New Digs It's been in development for years, but we're getting to a point where we think we can pull off s>[...]

AMA Drone Report 10.12.17: NTSB--Drone v Blackhawk, City Drops Reg, DJI Privacy

Also: PassengerDrone, FAA Reauthorization Extension, UAS Pilot Certification, Workhorse Surefly The NTSB is now offering public details of the alleged collision between a hobby dro>[...]

Airborne 10.16.17: NBAA2017, Scaled Model 401, Hot-Air Balloon Safety Program

Also: Drone Security, Fighting Privatization, Frontier Pilots, Commercial Space, Twin Otter, AeroVironment, Honeywell The NBAA claims that its 2017 NBAA-BACE event was an all-aroun>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 10.17.17: Eagles v Drones, DJI AeroScope, Drone Policy

Also: AeroVironment Award, Washington State Patrol, Altavian Nova UAS, Robotaxis The French Military is training four Golden Eagles to attack drones in flight as a way to defend ag>[...]

Airborne 10.17.17: Waco YMF-5F Flies!, SpaceX Streak, BBJs Rule

Also: Embraer, Aero-Calendar, AeroVironment, Sikorsky Heli's, EASA Singapore, FireFighting UAV, WestJet The amazing craftsman of the Waco Classic Aircraft operation in Michigan hav>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC