Airpower Sumary for Iraq and Afghanistan | War in Iraq – Aircraft information


U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for March 31.

In Afghanistan, an Air Force B-1B Lancer dropped Guided Bomb Unit-31s on an insurgent compound and a GBU-38 on an enemy firing position near Garmsir. A Joint Terminal Attack Controller confirmed targets were directly hit.

Another B-1B provided a show of presence for coalition forces in contact with insurgents near Asmar and Orgun. A JTAC reported it as successful given no engagements were reported thereafter.

Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles dropped a GBU-38 on a building reported to contain a suspected…

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F-22A Raptor – The Future of Air Superiority – F22 Video

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Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]

The FA-22 Raptor is a symbol of Future Firepower. The Raptor encompasses advanced avionics, a very maneuverable airframe, and the ability to cruise at supersonic speeds without the use of an afterburner which increases it’s effective range. The F-22 can internally carry two 1,000 pound-class Joint Direct Attack Munitions or JDAM’s, along with a variety of air-to-air missiles. By carrying all of it’s munitions internally, the F-22 reduces it’s drag and adds to its stealth capabilities. …

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Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, UAV

The predator is an unmanned aerial vehicle that capable of airborne reconnaissance missions over a particular area for up to 20 hours. The predator gives the US military a birds eye view of the battlefield so units can react to emerging threats quickly and decisively. The great thing about the Predator is that you can fly it from a small simulator! Recently the Predator has been equipped with smart bombs or hellfire missiles to make it a fully functional killing machine.

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Depleted Uranium Munitions – Rounds, Armor | 120mm | 30mm

Depleted Uranium is a relatively recent development in military weapons and technology. Depleted Uranium is one of the heaviest elements on earth giving it tremendous power when coupled with ammunition. Depleted Uranium rounds are usually of a higher caliber such as the 120mm rounds fired out of the Abrams Tank, although 30mm rounds are also made for engaging light armored vehicles. DU is even being used in sniper ammunition for long range applications. Depleted Uranium technology allows ammunition to be shot much further than conventional munitions, and delivers a much more devastating payload. Tanks equipped…

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The OICW – Objective Individual Combat Weapon – the M-29

Manufacturer: Alliant Tech Systems [NYSE: ATK]

OICW Assault Rifle of the Future

It was decided by the Department of Defense (DoD) in the 1970’s that the limit of effective rifle technology had reached it’s peak. Basically, rifles had reached the pinnacle of accuracy, weight, and reliability under the current chain of development seen around the world. Given modern training and sighting technologies such as scopes, once can theoretically assume that every shot fired will hit its intended target. So the question remained, what obstacles to

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AH-64 Apache Helicopter Attack Video

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Mfg: Boeing [NYSE: BA]

The Apache is likely the most lethal killing machine ever built. The 30mm turret mounted below the pilot moves with the pilot’s helmet-mounted optical target selection system, which allows the pilot to aim the weapon without operating a joystick, simply look at it, and it can be killed, day or night, rain or shine. In this video, troops on the ground have called in an attack on a building that insurgents are hiding inside. The Apache fires its

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