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Exclusive An Inside Look at HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) UK Newest Aircraft Carrier
 
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Exclusive An Inside Look at HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) UK Newest Aircraft Carrier - Inside HMS Queen Elizabeth: Britain's most advanced warship ever. It is the largest aircraft carrier ever to be built in Britain, and is expected to be the Navy's flagship craft for at least 50 years. The 280-metre vessel weighs 65,000 tonnes but can travel up to 500 miles a day. The Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier took eight years to construct (six years behind schedule) and cost the Royal Navy £3.5 billion. The result, though, is a ship longer than the Houses of Parliament and more powerful than anything in British naval history. It is equipped to defend, not attack, so comes with the latest Phalanx close-in weapon system, 30mm guns and mini-guns. The ship also has its own police cells and hospital. Many people have wondered why the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers do not have nuclear propulsion like the US Navy’s Nimitz class ships. HMS Prince of Wales is in the final stages of construction May Be Ready For Sea Trials in 12 Months https://youtu.be/UeKGb06lV5M HMS Queen Elizabeth – Built To Survive https://youtu.be/zsIUshA6pe0 Here's all you need to know about when HMS Queen Elizabeth will enter active service https://youtu.be/7JY9FnWGSps 360° Merlin Helicopters Take Off From HMS Queen Elizabeth https://youtu.be/S8MKssBkCng 360° Royal Navy Merlin Helicopters landed on HMS Queen Elizabeth's https://youtu.be/xj3HIcJcdYg The reasons HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircrfat Carrier has two islands - Newest British Aircrfat Carrier https://youtu.be/7UfUd1shjeU HMS Queen Elizabeth Meet Royal Navy warship's new Commanding Officer https://youtu.be/vnXgi9UXwKM The Reasons HMS Queen Elizabeth Is Not Nuclear Powered | Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier https://youtu.be/UZ-8qeqKZP8 Navy Extremely Confident HMS Queen Elizabeth Can Fend Off Cyber Attack From Russian Hacking https://youtu.be/_kb5MowT0i0 Royal Navy's HMS Queen Elizabeth visits New York https://youtu.be/uwCaWczC6Rk Exclusive An Inside Look at HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) UK Newest Aircraft Carrier https://youtu.be/Qp-BFvK56lQ How The UK F-35B Fighter Jet Is Settling In On Board HMS Queen Elizabeth https://youtu.be/wOZBSKI7aDg HMS Prince of Wales (R09) Aircraft Carrier & HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) Aircraft Carrier https://youtu.be/c-RrM7uWDD0 UK F-35B Performs World’s First Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing During HMS Queen Elizabeth Trials https://youtu.be/tS-K18c-boE MARVELOUS: F-35B Fighter Jet Aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth For First Time Ever https://youtu.be/TLen26mg2FU Here Are 43 Facts About The Royal Navy’s New Carriers HMS Queen Elizabeth And HMS Prince Of Wales https://youtu.be/G13TpAm8mZw HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) British Aircraft Carrier | Newest Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier 2018 https://youtu.be/YHgMpjsKHuE F-35 Fighter Jets Join Forces with HMS Queen Elizabeth British Aircraft Carrier to Make History https://youtu.be/ymAUg0OZLnU HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) The largest and most powerful vessel ever constructed for the Royal Navy https://youtu.be/rHlY-csTJkQ Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
WW3 News 2019: CHINA & US Warship USS McCampbell DDG 85 have close encounter in South China Sea
 
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WW3 News: CHINA & US Warship USS McCampbell DDG 85 have close encounter in South China Sea - Guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell patrolled near the Parcel Islands challenging China’s claim to the region. The Parcel Islands have been controlled by China since its forces seized them from Vietnam in 1974. Both Vietnam and Taiwan maintain rival claims to the islands. A US warship sailed through the South China Sea earlier today to challenge China’s “excessive maritime challenge”, officials have confirmed. The USS McCampbell sailed within 12 miles of the islands of Tree, Lincoln and Woods in a so called ‘freedom of navigation operation’. US Pacific Fleet spokeswoman Rachel McMarr said the visit was intended to “preserve access to the waterways as governed by international law”. China has significantly upgraded its military presence in the Parcel Islands over the past few years. Recent satellite images showed jet fighters had been stationed on at least one of the islands. China controversially claims sovereignty over the entire South China Sea. However this clashes with rival claims from Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei and the Philippines. The US, a treaty ally of the Philippines, disputes the Chinese claim. Last September another American warship, the USS Decatur, conducted a patrol close to the Spratlys islands in the same region. During a 10 hour patrol the ship travelled within 12 miles of two Chinese controlled reefs. China has been fortifying and artificially expanding islands in the South China Sea, to create bases for troops, combat aircraft and naval assets. The South China Sea is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. Each year an estimate $5trillion (£3.9billion) of trade passes through the region. In July 2016 a United Nations arbitration tribunal ruled against Beijing in a South China Sea dispute with the Philippines. However China, as well as Taiwan, refused to recognise the tribunal and insisted the issue should be resolved via bilateral negotiations. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
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Canada Eying New Fighters Jets - 88 Fighter Jets to Replace Canada’s Aging CF-18 Hornets
 
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Canada Eying New Fighters Jets - 88 Fighter Jets to Replace Canada’s Aging CF-18 Hornets - Canada expects to accept formal bids for a new fighter jet in May, with the first aircraft delivered by 2025, according to Canadian government procurement officials. A draft bid package for 88 fighters was issued to companies for their feedback by the end of this year, said Pat Finn, assistant deputy minister for materiel at the Department of National Defence. From there, the final bidding instructions for the CA$16 billion (U.S. $12 billion) procurement will be issued and bids required by May 2019, he added. The aircraft will replace Canada’s current fleet of CF-18 fighter jets. The aircraft expected to be considered include Lockheed Martin’s F-35, the Eurofighter Typhoon, the Dassault Rafale, Saab’s Gripen and the Boeing Super Hornet. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
Russian warships arrive in the Philippines amid rising South China Sea tensions
 
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Russian warships arrive in the Philippines amid rising South China Sea tensions - Two Russian destroyers and a tanker have docked in the Philippines for a "goodwill visit" amid escalating tensions in the disputed South China Sea. The destroyers Admiral Tributs and Vinogradov -- classified as "large, anti-submarine ships" -- docked in Manila early Monday, along with the Admiral Irkut, a "large sea tanker," according to the Philippine News Agency. It is the second time this year Russian vessels have docked in the Philippines. In early January, three Russian naval ships docked in the Philippine capital for what was described as a visit to "further enhance and sustain the promotion of peace, stability and maritime cooperation." The most recent arrival comes just months before the two countries are due to sign a naval cooperation agreement, likely in July, which will reportedly involve more joint training exercises and reciprocal port visits. Russia and China have also been moving closer together in recent years, conducting joint military drills and signing economic deals, with both sides claiming relations are at their "best level in history." Monday's Russia visit also comes amid the annual Balikatan joint exercises between the Philippines and US, which finish April 12. The Balikatan drills feature more than 7,500 troops, F-35B stealth fighters and include live-fire training and amphibious operations among other events. While the Russian ship visit is not to that scale, Moscow's growing ties with the Philippines and presence in the region come at a time of increased tensions in the South China Sea. The Philippines government said hundreds of Chinese vessels, including some military ships, had been spotted around Thitu Island in the Spratly chain, which is controlled by Manila but claimed by Beijing. The Chinese flotilla began appearing around Thitu in December and January, about the time Manila began construction on the contested maritime feature. In a speech Thursday, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte warned Beijing to leave Thitu Island alone, threatening military action in response to any Chinese aggression. "Let us be friends, but do not touch Pagasa Island and the rest," Duterte said, according to CNN Philippines, using the Philippine word Pagasa for Thitu. "If you make moves there, that's a different story. I will tell my soldiers, 'Prepare for suicide mission'." China and the Philippines are just two of the many countries who lay claim to large portions of the South China Sea, along with Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei. In a bid to reinforce their claim on the territory, China has built and militarized artificial islands across the important shipping lane. Tensions cooled after Duterte pursued a closer economic relationship with Beijing. Manila also turned to Moscow for support, with Duterte shifting his country's previously close ties to Washington. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
Spanish navy warship arrives at Naval Base Kiel-Tirpitzhafen
 
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Spanish navy warship arrives at Naval Base Kiel-Tirpitzhafen - Spanish navy multi-purpose amphibious assault ship ESPS Juan Carlos (L 61) & Spanish navy Alvaro da Bazan-class frigate Cristobal Colon (F105) arrives at Naval Base Kiel-Tirpitzhafen in preparation of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS). BALTOPS is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, marking the 47th year of one of the largest exercises in Northern Europe enhancing flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jack D. Aistrup) Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
Full Speed Chilean Navy Frigate CNS Almirante Lynch (FF-07) Replenishment With MV Asterix | RIMPAC
 
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Full Speed Chilean Navy Frigate CNS Almirante Lynch (FF-07) Replenishment at sea With Royal Canadian Navy MV Asterix MV Asterix | RIMPAC 2018. HMS Grafton was a Type 23 frigate of the Royal Navy. She was the ninth vessel to bear the name, and is named after the Duke of Grafton. Ordered in January 1992, Grafton was laid down on 13 May 1993 by Yarrow Shipbuilders. The frigate was launched 5 November 1994 and commissioned into the Royal Navy on 29 May 1997 with the pennant number F80. The frigate was delivered to Chilean Navy on 28 March 2007 at Portsmouth and renamed Almirante Lynch (FF-07) after Patricio Lynch. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Activity Crew Member | Life Aboard Aircraft Carrier
 
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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Activity Crew Member | Life Aboard Aircraft Carrier | USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is the fifth vessel of the Nimitz-Class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The vessel is homeported in Norfolk, Virginia. USS Abraham Lincoln has carried out several humanitarian missions in the Persian Gulf and Pacific regions, apart from combat operations. The vessel is currently undergoing a refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). The overhaul is carried out once in the 50-year lifespan of an aircraft carrier. It forms 35% of all maintenance and modernisation carried out for an aircraft carrier during its lifespan. The overhaul is expected to be completed in November 2016. USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Flight Deck Activity | Life Aboard Aircraft Carrier https://youtu.be/yddGGgCdQtc USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Flight Deck Activity | Life Aboard Aircraft Carrier https://youtu.be/yddGGgCdQtc USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Activity Crew Member | Life Aboard Aircraft Carrier https://youtu.be/6TSCKKZFb5s Deadly Aircraft Carrier Defense Weapon System | CIWS Close In Weapon System Gatling Gun In Action https://youtu.be/zMzUaRYFHwg Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1
Get A Behind The Scenes Look At How The F-35 Is Built
 
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Get A Behind The Scenes Look At How The F-35 Is Built - Behind The Scenes Lockheed Martin's F-35 production line a visit to see how the stealthy fifth-gen fighter is made. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
D-Day 75 Commemorative Airborne Operation
 
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Over 900 paratroopers and 110 civilian parachutists from seven different countries conducted a commemorative airborne operation in remembrance of the operations carried out by Allied forces on D-Day 75 years ago, outside Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, June 9, 2019. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
HMAS Hobart (DDG 39) the lead ship of the Hobart-class air warfare destroyers Royal Australian Navy
 
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HMAS Hobart (DDG 39) the lead ship of the Hobart-class air warfare destroyers Royal Australian Navy - HMAS Hobart (DDG 39), named after the city of Hobart, Tasmania, is the lead ship of the Hobart-class air warfare destroyers used by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The ship, based on the Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate designed by Navantia, was built at ASC's shipyard in Osborne, South Australia from modules fabricated by ASC, BAE Systems Australia in Victoria, and Forgacs Group in New South Wales. Hobart was ordered in 2007, but errors and delays in construction have caused extensive schedule slippage. Despite commissioning initially planned for December 2014, the ship was not laid down until September 2012, and launched in May 2015. Department of Defence accepted delivery of HMAS Hobart on 16 June 2017.[1] The ship was commissioned on 23 September 2017.[2] The Australian Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) project commenced in 2000, to replace the Adelaide-class frigates and restore the capability last exhibited by the Perth-class destroyers.[3][4] The AWD Alliance (a consortium of the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO), shipbuilder ASC, and combat system designer Raytheon) was created to oversee the acquisition project.[4] In August 2005, Gibbs & Cox's Evolved Flight II Arleigh Burke-class destroyer concept and the Navantia-designed Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate were selected from the initial round of tendering for further study.[5][6] Although the Arleigh Burke concept was larger, better-armed, and more capable on paper, the Álvaro de Bazán class was selected June 2007 as the basis of the AWD as they had seen active service, could be in Australian service earlier and were cheaper.[7][5] Three ships were ordered on 4 October 2007, with an unexercised option for a fourth.[4][8] Hobart will have a full-load displacement at launch of 6,250 tonnes (6,150 long tons; 6,890 short tons), a length overall of 147.2 metres (483 ft), a maximum beam of 18.6 metres (61 ft), and a draught of 5.17 metres (17.0 ft).[4][9] The combined diesel or gas turbine (CODOG) propulsion arrangement consists of two General Electric Marine model 7LM2500-SA-MLG38 gas turbines, each generating 17,500 kilowatts (23,500 hp), and two Caterpillar Bravo 16 V Bravo diesel engines, each providing 5,650 kilowatts (7,580 hp).[4] These drive two propeller shafts, fitted with Wärtsilä controllable pitch propellers.[4] The ships' maximum speed is over 28 knots (52 km/h; 32 mph), with a range of over 5,000 nautical miles (9,300 km; 5,800 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph); although slower than equivalent designs, the greater range and endurance is more important for Australian operating conditions.[4] She is also fitted with a bow thruster.[4] The standard ship's company is 186-strong, plus 16 additional personnel to operate and maintain the ship's helicopter, with maximum accommodation for 234.[4] The destroyer's main weapon is a 48-cell Mark 41 Vertical Launch System, capable of firing RIM-66 Standard 2 anti-aircraft missile or quad-packed RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow point-defence missiles, with likely upgrades to carry RIM-174 Standard 6 anti-aircraft missiles and Tomahawk cruise missiles.[4][10] This will be supplemented by two four-canister Harpoon anti-ship missile launchers, and a BAE Systems 5-inch/62 calibre Mark 45 gun.[4] Two Mark 32 Mod 9 two-tube launchers fitted with Eurotorp MU90 torpedoes will be carried for anti-submarine warfare .[4] For close-in defence, an aft-facing Phalanx CIWS system and two M242 Bushmaster autocannons in Typhoon mounts sited on the bridge wings are fitted.[11] A single MH-60 Romeo Seahawk will be embarked.[9] The ship's sensors are built around the Aegis combat system, with a Lockheed Martin AN/SPY-1D(V) S-band main radar, a Northrop Grumman AN/SPQ-9B X-band search radar, a Raytheon Mark 99 fire-control system with two continuous wave illuminating radars for missile direction, and two L-3 Communications SAM Electronics X-band navigation radars.[4] Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Flight Deck Activity | Life Aboard Aircraft Carrier
 
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USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Flight Deck Activity | Life Aboard Aircraft Carrier Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1
USS Wasp (LHD-1) The Lead Ship Of The Navy First Class Of Multi Purpose Amphibious Assault Ships
 
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USS Wasp (LHD-1) The Lead Ship Of The Navy First Class Of Multi Purpose Amphibious Assault Ships | USS Wasp (LHD-1) is a United States Navy multipurpose amphibious assault ship, and the lead ship of her class. She is the tenth USN vessel to bear the name since 1775, with the last two ships named Wasp being aircraft carriers. She was built by the Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Wasp and her sister ships are the first specifically designed to accommodate new Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) for fast troop movement over the beach, and Harrier II (AV-8B) Vertical/Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL) jets which provide close air support for the assault force. The AV-8B Plus used by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) was last produced in 2003, and USMC expects to operate its Harriers until 2025. She can also accommodate the full range of Navy and Marine Corps helicopters, the tiltrotor MV-22 Osprey, conventional landing craft, and amphibious vehicles. To carry out her primary mission, Wasp has an assault support system that synchronizes the simultaneous horizontal and vertical flow of troops, cargo and vehicles throughout the ship. Two aircraft elevators service the hangar bay and flight deck. Six cargo elevators, each 4 by 8 meters (13 by 26 ft), are used to transport material and supplies from the 3,000-cubic-meter (110,000 cu ft) cargo holds throughout the ship to staging areas on the flight deck, hangar bay and vehicle storage area. Cargo is transferred to waiting landing craft docked within the ship's 12,000-square-foot (1,100 m2), 81-meter long (266 ft) well dock. Helicopters in the hangar bay or on the flight deck are cargo-loaded by forklift. 1. USS Essex (LHD-2) Landing Helicopter Dock | US Navy Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship 2018 https://youtu.be/8nnKXnnw1bU 2. Gerald R Ford Class Aircraft Carrier (CVN 78 CVN 79 CVN 80) | US Navy New Supercarrier Technology https://youtu.be/8XmJp9k9F1Q 3. The Navy’s Most Expensive & Advance Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) Aircraft Carrier Enters Next Development https://youtu.be/WBdtH2k9EAY 4. USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) Aircraft Carrier | The Most Advanced Aircraft Carrier 2018 https://youtu.be/rTFQNxheyks 5. USS America (LHA-6) The America Class Amphibious Assault Ships | Landing Helicopter Assault 2018 https://youtu.be/Q5PcfSM0G1M Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1
Here’s why USS GERALD R. FORD (CVN-78) Aircraft Carrier costs more than $13 billion?
 
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Here’s why USS GERALD R. FORD (CVN-78) Aircraft Carrier costs more than $13 billion?? The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), the lead of vessel of the U.S. Navy’s latest class of carriers, and the most expensive warship in U.S. history, just breached a USD$12.9 billion spending lid set by Congress by USD$120 million bringing total acquisition cost to $13.027 billion, the Navy said in a recent statement. The additional USD$120 million will be needed to fix the aircraft carrier’s faulty Advanced Weapons Elevator used to transport ammunition from the lower to the upper decks, as well as to repair the the Ford’s propulsion system bearing, which broke down during sea trials in January, the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command said in a statement quoted by Bloomberg News on May 11. (This was the second breakdown of the main thrust bearing of the ship’s propulsion system—the first incident occurred in April 2017.) The ship’s weapons elevators need to be fixed “to preclude any effect on the safety of the ship and personnel,” the Naval Sea Systems command said in a press release. “Once the adjustment is executed, the cost for CVN 78 will stand at $13.027.” Before this increase, Congress had capped total acquisition cost for the USS Gerald R. Ford at USD$12.9 billion. (Originally, the cap was set at USD$10.5 billion in 2007.) Cost overruns now amount to about $ 2.4 billions for the first-of-class Ford. The budget overrun is principally the result of untried technology found on a number of new systems installed on the aircraft carrier. “CVN 78 began construction with immature technologies and an incomplete design, leading to cost and schedule growth,” the U.S. Government Accountability Office noted in an April report. “The ship delivered 20 months later than the Navy planned, with construction-related work still remaining and over 40 serious deficiencies that could impact ship operation or safety.” As I wrote last year: The new carrier features a host of new and untested technology, including the ship’s two main turbine generators, a new dual-band radar system, advanced weapons elevators, and a new advanced arresting gear on the flight deck. U.S. President Donald Trump objected to the installation of some of the new systems such as General Dynamics’ new electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford, as I reported in May [2017]. While the Navy considered cancelling shock trials, a move that was calculated to move up the combat deployment of the Ford by a year from 2022 to 2021, the Pentagon has endorsed the tests, which entail the detonation of various underwater charges in close proximity to the ship to shock test the Ford’s key systems and evaluate how well they do under combat conditions. Shock trials are expected to be conducted following the conclusion of the carrier’s so-called post-shakedown availability phase, a period used to address technical deficiencies found after sea trials. It is also during this phase that the final integration of the carrier’s combat systems takes place. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
▶️ RAF F-35B Fighter Jets To Exercise With US Fighter & France Fighter Jet
 
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RAF F-35B Fighter Jets To Exercise With US Fighter & France Fighter Jets - Two of the RAF's F-35B Lightning stealth fighter jets will take part in an exercise over the North Sea later on Tuesday. They will fly alongside aircraft from the US and French Air Forces, in what is being described as part of an "insurance policy" against global threats. The supersonic aircraft, based at RAF Marham in Norfolk, will be among more than 40 planes participating in the training exercise off the east coast of England. Aircraft, including the French Rafale fighter and US F-15, will work as a team to counter threats in a training environment. It is the first time the French Air Force has been involved in Point Blank, which is led by the US Air Force's 48th Fighter Wing, based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk. A contract worth £160m was awarded this month to make RAF Lakenheath ready to host two squadrons of US F-35 aircraft. Aircraft will take off from bases around the country, and the number involved has almost doubled this year. Air Commodore Jez Attridge said, "The first point of an air force is to be able to defend the country so you have to recognise the threats out there." He added: "We can see the environment is changing, we can see the challenge that Russia is giving to the international rules-based order so we are the insurance policy." He went on to say, " We are recognising that through the scenario that we've got, the non-permissive environment, our ability to operate with our allies, the French and the Americans, is paramount. It really is a case of us staying ready so that we can be used if we need to." Commodore Attridge described the inclusion of the two F-35s as a "huge milestone" which "really shows the progression that Lightning Force is making". The first four F-35s touched down at RAF Marham in June, and five more arrived in August. This month, it was announced that Britain is to more than double its number of F-35B aircraft after ordering a further 17 of the jets. Wing Commander John Butcher, the officer commanding 617 Squadron, said: "This particular exercise is different than any ones that we've done previously because of the threats that are out there." He added: "It's the first time we've done a peer exercise and that we've worked alongside French and US partners." He said "things are progressing well" towards declaring initial operating capability for the F-35s before December 31. F-35B aircraft have been involved in flight trials with aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth off the coast of the United States, with American F-35B aircraft flown by British pilots the first to land and take off from the warship. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
France Navy Rafale Takoff Aboard US Navy Aircraft Carrier | Rafale Fighter Jet 2018
 
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France Navy Rafale Takoff Aboard US Navy Aircraft Carrier | Rafale Fighter Jet 2018 | The Dassault Rafale (French pronunciation: ​[ʁafal], literally meaning "gust of wind",[10] and "burst of fire" in a more military sense)[11] is a French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation. Equipped with a wide range of weapons, the Rafale is intended to perform air supremacy, interdiction, aerial reconnaissance, ground support, in-depth strike, anti-ship strike and nuclear deterrence missions. The Rafale is referred to as an "omnirole" aircraft by Dassault. In the late 1970s, the French Air Force and Navy were seeking to replace and consolidate their current fleets of aircraft. In order to reduce development costs and boost prospective sales, France entered into an arrangement with UK, Germany, Italy and Spain to produce an agile multi-purpose fighter, the Eurofighter Typhoon. Subsequent disagreements over workshare and differing requirements led to France's pursuit of its own development program. Dassault built a technology demonstrator which first flew in July 1986 as part of an eight-year flight-test programme, paving the way for the go-ahead of the project. The Rafale is distinct from other European fighters of its era in that it is almost entirely built by one country, involving most of France's major defence contractors, such as Dassault, Thales and Safran. 1. Lockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon Block 50 | Top Jet Fighters In The World 2018 https://youtu.be/unj7gNjFcq0 2. Iraqi Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon Block 52 Fighter Jets | Iraqi Armed Forces 2018 https://youtu.be/m9fFnwMPHO8 3. F-16 Fighting Falcon Belgian Air Component | Luchtcomponent | Composante Air | Belgian Armed Forces https://youtu.be/_x_96sWmrt4 4. Hellenic Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon | Greek Military Power 2018 | Greece Armed Forces 2019 https://youtu.be/-w4JXWSskeg 5. Royal Danish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon Fighter Jets | Danish Defence Command 2018 https://youtu.be/i6zVWfYzOC0 6. Pakistan F-16 Fighter Jets | F-16 Fighting Falcon Pakistan Air Force | Pakistan Armed Forces 2018 7. Polish Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon 2018 | Polish F-16 Block 52 Jastrząb https://youtu.be/m44RAf8Qu74 8. F-16E/F Desert Falcon United Arab Emirates (UAE) | UAE F-16 Fighting Falcon | UAE Air Force 2018 https://youtu.be/YPpI_ip_YbM 9. Amazing !! C-130 Hercules Performs Tactical Landing On Dirt Strip And Grass Runway | C-130 2018 https://youtu.be/4mvfDk_fwSI 10. France Navy Rafale Takoff Aboard US Navy Aircraft Carrier | Rafale Fighter Jet 2018 https://youtu.be/PDEWKsv-2QY 11. Awesome Pilot Skill | US Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 Fighter Jet Cockpit View https://youtu.be/qGvd3hKQRmU 12. INCREDIBLY SHOW The Golden Knights United States Army's Aerial Parachute Demonstration Team https://youtu.be/l9ubMAwV41I 13. Cruise at Mach 3 | The Largest And Fastest Bomber That The US Ever Built | XB-70 Valkyrie https://youtu.be/UM4E8OACNLI 14. 360° Cockpit View | Blue Angels United States Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron https://youtu.be/Ma526jYRqCQ 15. 360° Cockpit View F-5 Tiger II Supersonic Fighter Aircraft https://youtu.be/gBmL1DNgobE Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1
Cruise at Mach 3 | The Largest And Fastest Bomber That The US Ever Built | XB-70 Valkyrie
 
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Cruise at Mach 3 | The Largest And Fastest Bomber That The US Ever Built | XB-70 Valkyrie | It was the “largest and fastest bomber” that the US ever built, according to The National Interest. The XB-70 Valkyrie could cruise at Mach 3, riding its own shock wave to do so, and could hit altitudes of 70,000 feet. But the XB-70 Valkyrie never went into full-scale production, and now there’s only one left in the world, sitting on display at The National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. The XB-70 was developed in the 1950s to outrun ene-my interceptors and air defenses, but ended up being doomed by the birth of surface-to-air missiles. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy scratched the XB-70 as an actual bomber program – but the aircraft continued to fly for research purposes until February 1969. 1. Lockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon Block 50 | Top Jet Fighters In The World 2018 https://youtu.be/unj7gNjFcq0 2. Iraqi Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon Block 52 Fighter Jets | Iraqi Armed Forces 2018 https://youtu.be/m9fFnwMPHO8 3. F-16 Fighting Falcon Belgian Air Component | Luchtcomponent | Composante Air | Belgian Armed Forces https://youtu.be/_x_96sWmrt4 4. Hellenic Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon | Greek Military Power 2018 | Greece Armed Forces 2019 https://youtu.be/-w4JXWSskeg 5. Royal Danish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon Fighter Jets | Danish Defence Command 2018 https://youtu.be/i6zVWfYzOC0 6. Pakistan F-16 Fighter Jets | F-16 Fighting Falcon Pakistan Air Force | Pakistan Armed Forces 2018 7. Polish Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon 2018 | Polish F-16 Block 52 Jastrząb https://youtu.be/m44RAf8Qu74 8. F-16E/F Desert Falcon United Arab Emirates (UAE) | UAE F-16 Fighting Falcon | UAE Air Force 2018 https://youtu.be/YPpI_ip_YbM 9. Amazing !! C-130 Hercules Performs Tactical Landing On Dirt Strip And Grass Runway | C-130 2018 https://youtu.be/4mvfDk_fwSI 10. France Navy Rafale Takoff Aboard US Navy Aircraft Carrier | Rafale Fighter Jet 2018 https://youtu.be/PDEWKsv-2QY 11. Awesome Pilot Skill | US Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 Fighter Jet Cockpit View https://youtu.be/qGvd3hKQRmU 12. INCREDIBLY SHOW The Golden Knights United States Army's Aerial Parachute Demonstration Team https://youtu.be/l9ubMAwV41I 13. Cruise at Mach 3 | The Largest And Fastest Bomber That The US Ever Built | XB-70 Valkyrie https://youtu.be/UM4E8OACNLI 14. 360° Cockpit View | Blue Angels United States Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron https://youtu.be/Ma526jYRqCQ 15. 360° Cockpit View F-5 Tiger II Supersonic Fighter Aircraft https://youtu.be/gBmL1DNgobE Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1
CHINA NAVY PANIC: Two US destroyers USS Spruance & USS Preble sail in disputed South China Sea
 
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CHINA NAVY PANIC: Two US destroyers USS Spruance & USS Preble sail in disputed South China Sea - The United States sailed two warships close to disputed islands in the South China Sea on Monday a move that is bound to draw the ire of Beijing. The guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance and USS Preble sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Spratly Islands as part of what the US Navy calls a "freedom of navigation operation." The operation was carried out "to challenge excessive maritime claims and preserve access to the waterways as governed by international law," Cmdr Clay Doss, a spokesman for the US Navy's 7th Fleet, told CNN. "All operations are designed in accordance with international law and demonstrate that the United States will fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows," Doss said, adding "that is true in the South China Sea as in other places around the globe." Monday's operation was the second in the South China Sea reported by the US Navy this year. In January, the destroyer USS McCampbell sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Paracel Islands. Shortly after that operation, China accused the US of trespassing in its territorial waters -- and said it had deployed missiles "capable of targeting medium and large ships." "The US action violated the Chinese laws and international laws, infringed China's sovereignty, damaged regional peace, security, and order," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said at the time. "China will take necessary actions to protect state sovereignty." In late September, the USS Decatur also sailed within 12 nautical miles of Gaven and Johnson reefs in the Spratly Islands as part of a similar freedom of navigation operation. During that operation, a Chinese destroyer came within 45 yards of the US warship, forcing it to maneuver to avoid a collision. The US labeled the Chinese warship's actions unsafe and unprofessional, while Beijing said the US was threatening the safety and sovereignty of China. The US has accused Beijing of installing missiles and other military hardware on the disputed islands. "There's been sort of a steady increase," Adm. John Richardson, the US Chief of Naval Operations, told reporters earlier this month when asked about China's militarization of the area. "The weapons systems have been getting increasingly sophisticated so it's something we're watching very closely," he added. "We've got big interests there so we're going to remain there," he added, noting that about a third of the world's trade passed through those waters. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
CHINA & RUSSIA SHOCK: USAF releases first video of  MYSTERIOUS stealth combat drone XQ-58A Valkyrie
 
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USAF releases first video of mysterious stealth combat drone XQ-58A Valkyrie - The U.S. Air Force has for the first time released video showing its latest long-range drone in flight. A newest long-range, high subsonic unmanned air vehicle, called the XQ-58A Valkyrie completed its inaugural flight March 5, 2019 at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona. The Air Force Research Laboratory partnered with Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems to develop the XQ-58A. According to a statement released by the Air Force, this joint effort falls within the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Low Cost Attritable Aircraft Technology (LCAAT) portfolio, which has the objective to break the escalating cost trajectory of tactically relevant aircraft. The objectives of the LCAAT initiative include designing and building UAS faster by developing better design tools, and maturing and leveraging commercial manufacturing processes to reduce build time and cost. Developed for runway independence, the aircraft behaved as expected and completed 76 minutes of flight time. The time to first flight took a little over 2.5 years from contract award. The XQ-58A has a total of five planned test flights in two phases with objectives that include evaluating system functionality, aerodynamic performance, and launch and recovery systems. “XQ-58A is the first example of a class of UAV that is defined by low procurement and operating costs while providing game changing combat capability,” said Doug Szczublewski, AFRL’s XQ-58A Program Manager. The newly UAV will have an impressive range of more than 4,800 kilometers. It also can carry a payload of 272 kg, including small-diameter bombs and missiles. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
USS America (LHA-6) The America Class Amphibious Assault Ships | Landing Helicopter Assault 2018
 
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USS America (LHA-6) The America Class Amphibious Assault Ships | Landing Helicopter Assault 2018 | USS America (LHA-6), the fourth U.S. warship to be named for the colloquial moniker of the United States of America, is the first of the America-class amphibious assault ships for the U.S. Navy. She was delivered in spring of 2014, replacing Peleliu of the Tarawa class. Her mission is to act as the flagship of an expeditionary strike group or amphibious ready group, carrying part of a Marine expeditionary unit into battle and putting them ashore with helicopters and V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, supported by F-35B Lightning II aircraft and helicopter gunships. The ship's design is based on USS Makin Island, but to allow more room for aviation facilities she does not have a well deck, and has smaller medical spaces. With a displacement of 45,000 tons, she is as large as the aircraft carriers of many other countries' navies, and can fulfill similar missions when configured with 20 F-35B strike fighters. 1. USS Essex (LHD-2) Landing Helicopter Dock | US Navy Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship 2018 https://youtu.be/8nnKXnnw1bU 2. Gerald R Ford Class Aircraft Carrier (CVN 78 CVN 79 CVN 80) | US Navy New Supercarrier Technology https://youtu.be/8XmJp9k9F1Q 3. The Navy’s Most Expensive & Advance Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) Aircraft Carrier Enters Next Development https://youtu.be/WBdtH2k9EAY 4. USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) Aircraft Carrier | The Most Advanced Aircraft Carrier 2018 https://youtu.be/rTFQNxheyks 5. USS America (LHA-6) The America Class Amphibious Assault Ships | Landing Helicopter Assault 2018 https://youtu.be/Q5PcfSM0G1M Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1
Aircraft carrier USS John F Kennedy CVN 79 One Big Step Closer To Completion Ready To Launch In 2019
 
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Aircraft carrier USS John F Kennedy CVN 79 One Big Step Closer To Completion Ready To Launch In 2019 - The final piece of the underwater hull of the future aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is lowered into place at Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding. John F. Kennedy is the second Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier and the second aircraft carrier to be named after the 35th president. The 1,096-foot hull is longer than three football fields and more than 3,000 shipbuilders and 2,000 suppliers from across the country are supporting construction of the ship. The christening for John F. Kennedy is scheduled for late 2019. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
F-16 Fighting Falcon vs Saab Jas 39 Gripen - Which Would Win?
 
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F-16 Fighting Falcon vs Saab Jas 39 Gripen - Which Would Win? | The United States Air Force (USAF), four of its NATO partners, and Pakistan, a major non-NATO ally, are the primary operators of General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. With the evolution of sales under Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contracts, many other air forces have also acquired F-16s. Most nations that have bought F-16s continue to use them as of 2010. The F-16 is still in demand today, and many air forces are looking to replace aging inventories with F-16s. Because the USAF has steadily upgraded its F-16 inventory, it will sometimes sell older aircraft it considers obsolete as surplus Excess Defense Articles (EDAs) or as "knockdown" aircraft to supplement spares inventories. The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (IPA: [ˈgriːpɛn]; English: griffin)[Nb 3][7] is a light single-engine multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. It was designed to replace the Saab 35 Draken and 37 Viggen in the Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet). The Gripen has a delta wing and canard configuration with relaxed stability design and fly-by-wire flight controls. It is powered by the Volvo RM12, and has a top speed of Mach 2. Later aircraft are modified for NATO interoperability standards and to undertake air to air refuelling. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1
F-15C Eagle Fighter Jet Takeoff And Vertical Climb During Clear Sky 2018 in Ukraine
 
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F-15C Eagle Fighter Jet Takeoff And Vertical Climb During Clear Sky 2018 in Ukraine - F-15C Eagles from the 144th Fighter Wing, Fresno Air National Guard Base, Calif., have arrived at Starokostiantyniv Air Base, Ukraine, to participate in Clear Sky 2018, a joint and multinational exercise that will involve personnel from nine nations, including Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Additionally, a C-130J Super Hercules from the 146th Airlift Wing, Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, Calif., has arrived at Vinnytsia AB, Ukraine, to participate in the exercise. This year marks the 25th anniversary of collaboration between the California Air National Guard and Ukraine as part of U.S. European Command's State Partnership Program, and the exercise will include robust participation of California ANG units. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter: F-15C Eagle #FighterJet #Takeoff And Vertical Climb During Clear Sky 2018 in #Ukraine
360° Cockpit View F-5 Tiger II Supersonic Fighter Aircraft
 
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360° Cockpit View F-5 Tiger II Supersonic Fighter Aircraft | The F-5 Tiger II, a single-seat twin-engined supersonic fighter aircraft, was developed by Northrop Grumman, US. The aircraft took its maiden flight on 11 August 1972 and entered into service in 1975. It is the upgraded version of the F-5A Freedom fighter aircraft developed by Northrop Grumman in early 1959. The production of F-5A-21 began in 1970 by Northrop Grumman and at the same time the aircraft was renamed ‘F-5E Tiger II’. The avionics of the F-5E Tiger II are more sophisticated compared to the earlier version F-5A aircraft. It rolled out from production in 1987 and since then has undergone various upgrades to compete with changing combat environments. The aircraft costs are low and can be easily maintained compared to the F-15 and F-16 aircraft. It was used in the Cold War by the US Air Force (USAF) for training and war purposes. The aircraft can accommodate a single pilot. F-5 Tiger II orders and development The Switzerland Government unveiled a decision in January 2010 to replace its F-5 Tiger II fleet with modern combat aircraft as the fleet is approaching the end of its operational life. The Swiss Air Force acquired 66 F-5E single-seater aircraft under the armaments programme in 1975. Northrop Grumman signed a contract with RUAG aviation in May 2010 to provide worldwide sustainment and lifecycle logistics and offer a broad capability to customers of F-5 Tiger aircraft. In August 2010, the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) decided to incorporate advanced ejection seats in the cockpit of its F-5 fleet in order to save pilots during emergency landings. A total of 150 F-5s will be equipped with ejection seats at a cost of $4.2m. The work is scheduled for completion by 2013. The Brazilian Air Force awarded a contract to Embraer Defence and Security (EDS) in April 2011 to overhaul 11 additional F-5 jet fighters. EDS subsequently awarded an $85m subcontract to AEL Sistemas to offer engineering services and supply mission computers, display systems, radars, electronic warfare systems, ammunition management systems and modern avionics suite. The overhaul is scheduled for completion by 2013. F-5E Tiger II aircraft variants The F-5E Tiger II aircraft has two variants, namely F-5E Tiger III and F-5EM. The F-5E Tiger III is an upgraded model of the F-5E Tiger II and is principally used by the Chilean Air Force for training its pilots. In 2009, the 16 F-5E Tiger III aircraft were replaced with F-16 MLU T5. The F-5EM, another variant, is an advanced model of the F-5E and was developed by Northrop Grumman for the Brazilian Air Force. Supersonic fighter aircraft design The aircraft is designed to offer great versatility and superiority during air-to-ground and air-to-air operations. It has been designed to have only 30% of the gross weight of the F-4 aircraft. The length and width of the fuselage section was extended to accommodate the powerful J85 engine and more fuel. 1. Lockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon Block 50 | Top Jet Fighters In The World 2018 https://youtu.be/unj7gNjFcq0 2. Iraqi Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon Block 52 Fighter Jets | Iraqi Armed Forces 2018 https://youtu.be/m9fFnwMPHO8 3. F-16 Fighting Falcon Belgian Air Component | Luchtcomponent | Composante Air | Belgian Armed Forces https://youtu.be/_x_96sWmrt4 4. Hellenic Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon | Greek Military Power 2018 | Greece Armed Forces 2019 https://youtu.be/-w4JXWSskeg 5. Royal Danish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon Fighter Jets | Danish Defence Command 2018 https://youtu.be/i6zVWfYzOC0 6. Pakistan F-16 Fighter Jets | F-16 Fighting Falcon Pakistan Air Force | Pakistan Armed Forces 2018 7. Polish Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon 2018 | Polish F-16 Block 52 Jastrząb https://youtu.be/m44RAf8Qu74 8. F-16E/F Desert Falcon United Arab Emirates (UAE) | UAE F-16 Fighting Falcon | UAE Air Force 2018 https://youtu.be/YPpI_ip_YbM 9. Amazing !! C-130 Hercules Performs Tactical Landing On Dirt Strip And Grass Runway | C-130 2018 https://youtu.be/4mvfDk_fwSI 10. France Navy Rafale Takoff Aboard US Navy Aircraft Carrier | Rafale Fighter Jet 2018 https://youtu.be/PDEWKsv-2QY 11. Awesome Pilot Skill | US Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 Fighter Jet Cockpit View https://youtu.be/qGvd3hKQRmU 12. INCREDIBLY SHOW The Golden Knights United States Army's Aerial Parachute Demonstration Team https://youtu.be/l9ubMAwV41I 13. Cruise at Mach 3 | The Largest And Fastest Bomber That The US Ever Built | XB-70 Valkyrie https://youtu.be/UM4E8OACNLI 14. 360° Cockpit View | Blue Angels United States Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron https://youtu.be/Ma526jYRqCQ 15. 360° Cockpit View F-5 Tiger II Supersonic Fighter Aircraft https://youtu.be/gBmL1DNgobE Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1
UK fighter jets intercept Russian Tu-160 bombers flying over North Sea
 
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UK fighter jets intercept Russian Tu-160 bombers flying over North Sea - The Royal Air Force scrambled Typhoon fighter aircraft to intercept two long-range Russian bombers that flew over the North Sea approaching UK airspace. The RAF said that on 29 March, Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) Typhoon fighter aircraft scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth, with an RAF Voyager from Brize Norton, to monitor two Russian Blackjacks approaching UK airspace. The RAF worked closely with NATO partners to monitor the Russian aircraft as they passed through a variety of international airspace before they were intercepted over the North Sea. Our fighters escorted them from the UK’s area of interest and ensured that they did not enter UK sovereign airspace. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said: “Our brave RAF pilots have shown again that we are ready to respond to any threat to the UK. Alongside our NATO allies, we must remain vigilant and aware of Russian military activity.” The RAF routinely identify, intercept and escort Russian aircraft that transit international airspace within proximity to the UK’s area of interest and continue to be on call every day. This is the second time this week RAF aircraft have taken to the air to investigate Russian activity, following a similar incident on Wednesday evening, but on that occasion, an intercept by the Typhoons was not necessary. "This is the second time this week RAF aircraft have taken to the air to investigate Russian activity, following a similar incident on Wednesday evening, but on that occasion an intercept by the Typhoons was not necessary". According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the flight lasted more than 134 hours, so the planes were refueled. The ministry reiterated that Russian Long-Range Aviation pilots regularly perform patrol missions above the neutral waters of the Arctic and the North Atlantic regions, the Black and Caspian seas and the Pacific Ocean. "Two Tu-160 strategic bombers have performed a planned flight above the neutral waters of the Barents, Norwegian and North seas," the ministry said, adding that the planes were accompanied by MiG-31 supersonic interceptor aircraft. "At certain stretches of the route, the Russian planes were accompanied by F-16 fighter jets of the Danish Air Force and Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft of the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force," the ministry said. For reference, the Tu-160 bomber is capable of carrying the strategic cruise missile Kh-55MS, which is known in the West by the Nato designation and codename AS-15 Kent. Up to 12 Kh-55MS missiles can be carried, six in each bay. The Kh-55MS is propelled by a turbofan engine. The maximum range is 3,000km, and it is armed with a 200kt nuclear warhead. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
A Rocket Deal That Will Make Waves in the South China Sea to fend off China
 
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A Rocket Deal That Will Make Waves in the South China Sea to fend off China - The waters of the South China Sea could soon be heating up once more. This week, the South China Morning Post reported that the United States and the Philippines discussed the placement of an upgraded High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) in the contested body of water to defend against China's militarization of its artificial islands in the area. The report, however, said Washington and Manila failed to reach a deal because the Philippines cannot afford the "expensive" HIMARS. The report comes amid continuing uncertainty about the countries' alliance under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's administration, as well as questions over whether Manila wishes to review the nations' 70-year-old Mutual Defense Treaty. Recently, the pair's defense chiefs reaffirmed their "enduring alliance" and agreed to increase the interoperability of their forces; at the same time, the United States also pledged to continue its support for the Philippine armed forces. Earlier this week, the two countries also kicked off the Balikatan military exercises, which have featured new U.S. fighter jets, as well as greater participation from the Australian military and observers from Southeast Asia. The discussion in question appears to have been limited to a U.S. push for the Philippines to purchase HIMARS units, yet it also opens the door to a possible break with U.S. policy. After all, any potential U.S. military deployment in the South China Sea — whether with HIMARS or something else — would go beyond the freedom of navigation operations the United States currently conducts in the area. By increasing its military presence, the United States would bolster the Philippines' maritime claims and perhaps deter China from making more inroads in the South China Sea — something that Washington's present operations in the waters are failing to do. Any HIMARS deployment in the South China Sea would put China's artificial islands in the Spratly chain within striking distance. Given that such weapons could upend the balance on the waters, the Philippines (and other neighbors the United States could approach for a possible sale) are likely to consider the deployment of HIMARS units very carefully. Manila has balked at the price of the system, but such is Washington's desire to roll back Beijing that it could offer a discount to ease the Philippines' financial concerns. If Duterte's government ultimately agrees to deploy HIMARS units, it would also represent a major change in its own relationship with China, as Manila has recently been pursuing detente with Beijing and a soft response to China's militarization and greater assertivenessin the South China Sea. The installation of HIMARS units or other U.S. weapons in the Spratlys could spark China to further weaponize its artificial islands and respond by harassing Philippine forces in the islands, especially their logistics and resupply operations. And if China believes the United States itself is preparing to deploy forces there, it could try to prevent Manila from preparing for their arrival by disrupting their construction operations. Doing so, however, could ratchet up tensions in the area, complicating Beijing's efforts to cultivate allies along its periphery to deflect U.S. pressure amid the two giants' great power competition. China has been steadily increasing its military presence in the South China Sea in recent years. In 2012, China seized the Scarborough Shoal from the Philippines; it has also built seven artificial islands in the Spratly chain since 2013 and worked to prevent Vietnam and the Philippines from exploring for energy in areas it deems disputed. According to reports, China has installed anti-ship and surface-to-air missile systems on three artificial islands, including the Fiery Cross, Subi and Mischief reefs, and repeatedly rejected U.S. demands to remove the systems. With the United States pushing the Philippines to purchase a new rocket-launching system, a showdown in the shoals may be on the way. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
South China Sea News: Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea
 
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South China Sea News: Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea - A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: No 1 U.S., AUSTRALIA HOLD ANTI-SUBMARINE EXERCISE The U.S. and Australian militaries are joining for an annual anti-submarine exercise focused on ensuring freedom of navigation and the “free flow of commerce in the region.” The 2019 Exercise Sea Dragon starts Monday at Andersen Air Force Base in the western-most U.S. territory of Guam, which is considered a tempting target for China or North Korea in the event of a conflict. Slated to run 11 days, the exercise is “an exciting opportunity to ... focus on building anti-submarine warfare proficiency and increase warfighting lethality,” Capt. Brian Erickson, Commander of Task Force 72, was quoted as saying in a 7th Fleet news release. “Exercise Sea Dragon illustrates that the U.S. and our partners stand ready to ensure the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce wherever international law allows,” the 7th Fleet said. Freedom of navigation operations are a key point of contention in the South China Sea, where the U.S. says it will sail and fly wherever international law allows. China interprets international law differently, and calls such missions dangerous and destabilizing, regularly dispatching aircraft and ships in response to them. Units from the Royal Australian Air Force will join U.S. units throughout the exercise. Four U.S. and one RAAF P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine aircraft will be conducting flight operations with support from a mobile tactical operations center during the exercise. They will work against both simulated and live targets, including a Los Angeles-class attack submarine. No 2 TOP U.S. NAVY OFFICER VISITS CHINA The U.S. Navy’s top officer is visiting China this week amid increasing frictions. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson will meet with his Chinese counterpart, Vice Adm. Shen Jinlong, and leaders of China’s Central Military Commission during a visit to Beijing and the eastern city of Nanjing that runs through Wednesday. The goal of the visit, Richardson’s second as head of operations, is to “continue a results-oriented, risk reduction focused dialogue” between the two militaries, the Navy said. “A routine exchange of views is essential, especially in times of friction, in order to reduce risk and avoid miscalculation,” the release quoted Richardson as saying. China’s objections to U.S. freedom of navigation patrols will likely feature high in the talks. Richardson has said such missions highlight the U.S. position against “illegitimate maritime claims.” Deep mistrust lingers between the sides. Last summer, Washington disinvited China from a major U.S.-sponsored naval exercise in what it called “an initial response” to China’s militarization of the South China Sea. No 3 CHINESE NAVAL OFFICER: MORE ISLAND DEVELOPMENT POSSIBLE A Chinese naval officer says China may further fortify man-made islands in the South China Sea depending on threats faced by the outposts., Navy academy researcher Senior Capt. Zhang Junshe last week repeated China’s stance that it has the legal right to take whatever measures it deems appropriate on the islands in the South China Sea, which China claims virtually in its entirety. “If our on-island personnel and installations come under threat in the future, then we necessarily will take measures to boost our defensive capabilities,” Zhang, a senior researcher at the institute, said at a briefing for Chinese and foreign journalists. Pentagon officials have long said that China has failed to fulfill a 2015 pledge by President Xi Jinping not to expand development in the area, where it has built seven islands by piling sand and cement on coral reefs, equipping some with airfields. China says the development primarily serves civilian purposes. Five other governments have territorial claims that overlap with China’s in the strategically vital waterway. Zhang also accused the U.S. of endangering safety and security in the region, citing the U.S. Navy’s freedom of navigation operations, in which it sails close to Chinese-held islands, arousing Chinese ire. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
Homeland missile defense system takes out ICBM threat in historic salvo test
 
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The Missile Defense Agency is deeming the first salvo test of its homeland missile defense system against an intercontinental ballistic missile threat a success, according an agency statement. The MDA conducted the test Monday. It last tested the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense System’s (GMD) Ground-Based Interceptors (GBI) against an ICBM target in May 2017. At that time, the MDA’s director said the agency was next shooting to conduct a more complex salvo test involving two GBIs against an ICBM, because firing off two GBIs against one target is more operationally realistic and important in proving out the effectiveness of the overall system. In the Monday test, the lead GBI destroyed the ICBM’s reentry vehicle “as it was designed to do,” according to the agency’s statement. The trailing GBI “then looked at the resulting debris and remaining objects, and, not finding any other reentry vehicles, selected the next ‘most lethal object’ it could identify, and struck that, precisely as it was designed to do,” the statement adds. The ICBM target was launched from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, which is over 4,000 miles away from the GBI interceptors buried in silos in the ground at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. “This was the first GBI salvo intercept of a complex, threat-representative ICBM target, and it was a critical milestone,” MDA Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves said in the statement. “The system worked exactly as it was designed to do, and the results of this test provide evidence of the practicable use of the salvo doctrine within missile defense,” he said. “The Ground-based Midcourse Defense system is vitally important to the defense of our homeland, and this test demonstrates that we have a capable, credible deterrent against a very real threat.” Other systems involved in the test included space, ground and sea-based Ballistic Missile Defense System sensors that provided tracking acquisition and tracking data to the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communication (C2BMC) system, which is the brains of the global missile defense framework. The GBI’s Exo-atmospheric Kill Vehicles, which had issues in the past, were successful in the test. Trouble with the interceptor’s EKV, designed to destroy targets in high-speed collisions after separating from a booster rocket, plagued the program for years. Both 2010 and 2013 saw interceptor failures. During the July 2013 test, the kill vehicle failed to separate from the booster rocket. The tide turned in June 2014 when the agency saw a successful intercept test bringing its success record to nine in 17 tests. And the May 2017 test further signaled the problems with the EKV was a thing of the past. The salvo test adds more confidence in the performance of the EKV. The MDA is funding a redesigned kill vehicle and is also developing a multi-object kill vehicle that can take out multiple threat targets. The final GBI of the first 44 for the GMD system, which was designed to defend the homeland against possible ICBM threats from Nor-th Ko-rea and Iran, was placed at Fort Greely, Alaska, in Novemb-er 2017. But the MDA is ramping up the number of GBIs to 64 in silos at two missile fields in Fort Greely after receiving special funding to do so in fiscal year 2019. The MDA is requesting $1.2 billion in FY20 to continue the expansion of the GMD system and will equip 20 GBIs with its new RKV. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
US Destroyer Ship Sails 12 Miles Near Disputed South China Sea Islands in Challenge to Beijing
 
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U.S. Destroyer Ship Sails 12 Miles Near Paracel Islands Disputed South China Sea Islands in Challenge to Beijing - A U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell patrolled near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, challenging Beijing’s maritime claims there, U.S. military officials said. The USS McCampbell conducted what the military calls a freedom of navigation operation in the Paracel Islands chain, sailing within 12 nautical miles of three islands: Tree, Lincoln and Woody, according to a Navy official. The ship patrol was meant to challenge excessive maritime claims by Beijing and to “preserve access to the waterways as governed by international law,” according to a statement from Lt. j.g. Rachel McMarr, a spokeswoman for U.S. Pacific Fleet. China sent a vessel to warn off the American ship and has lodged a complaint with the U.S., Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Monday at a regular press briefing in Beijing. Mr. Lu urged the U.S. to stop taking provocative action in the region and avoid disrupting trade talks under way in Beijing. “It is imperative for the two sides and I believe we have a responsibility to create an enabling atmosphere for these talks at this time,” he said. The Paracels are claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan but have been controlled by China since it seized them from Vietnamese forces in 1974. The U.S. Navy has conducted such patrols in the South China Sea for years but tensions with Beijing over the operations have escalated in recent years as China has sought to assert its extensive maritime claims in one of the world’s busiest waterways. The U.S. and its Asian allies and partners have been alarmed in particular by China’s construction of seven fortified artificial islands—including three with large airstrips—in the Spratly Islands chain. China’s claims in the Spratlys overlap with those of Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines—a U.S. treaty ally. Beijing has also upgraded several military outposts in the Paracels and deployed jet fighters to at least one, according to satellite images and U.S. officials. The U.S. has responded by stepping up its patrols in the area—often sailing close to China’s new artificial islands—and encouraging allies to exercise their right to freedom of navigation in the area. China’s reclamation activities in the Paracels are less extensive than in the Spratlys and are considered by the U.S. and others as less threatening to the status quo in the region, but Beijing typically takes a dim view of Washington’s patrols through the area. China says it has “indisputable” sovereignty over all South China Sea islands and their adjacent waters, and has often accused the U.S. of destabilizing the region with its naval patrols. The USS Decatur conducted a patrol in the Spratlys in September, sailing past Gaven and Johnson reefs over the course of a 10-hour patrol and sailing within 12 nautical miles of both features. The two outposts have been fortified militarily and have reinforced fears among the U.S., Asian nations and others that China could use such islands to base ships, planes, weaponry and other material to enforce its claims across the South China Sea. “U.S. forces operate in the Indo-Pacific region on a daily basis, including in the South China Sea,” according to a statement from the U.S. Pacific Fleet. “All operations are designed in accordance with international law and demonstrate that the United States will fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows. That is true in the South China Sea as in other places around the globe.” Last month, the McCampbell conducted a freedom of navigation operation against Russia in Peter the Great Bay in the Sea of Japan. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
Norway F-35A Fighter Jets | Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35 Lightning II
 
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Norway F-35A Fighter Jets | Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35 Lightning II - Norway's sustained support of the F-35 program is a testament of its importance to the Norwegian Armed Forces. Norway joined the F-35 program as a partner in the System Development and Demonstration phase. In November 2008, the Norwegian government selected the F-35 as the replacement for the F-16 fleet. And in September 2015, the first F-35A was unveiled before Norwegian and U.S. government officials and Lockheed Martin leadership at a formal ceremony at the Lockheed Martin production facility in Fort Worth, Texas. See the highlights from that ceremony. The first two jets for Norway delivered to Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, in late 2015, where they are being used for pilot training. The first Norwegian F-35 pilots began training at Luke AFB in September 2015. The first Norwegian F-35s arrived in-country for permanent basing at Ørland Air Base in November 2017. Norwegian F-35s will be the first to contain structural provisions for drag chute capability, currently under development by Lockheed Martin and funded by Norway. This missionized pod will be installed on the rear, upper surface of the aircraft, and will deploy to stop Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35s on short, icy runways. Currently, the Norwegian government has funded the procurement of 40 of 52 F-35s, and subsequent authorization will occur on an annual basis. While the F-35's capabilities will strengthen the Norwegian Armed Forces, local industry is already benefiting from the program. Kongsberg, a Norwegian company, is developing the Joint Strike Missile for integration in the F-35 to expand capabilities for the anti-surface warfare mission, and an engine depot will be established in Norway, that will allow for future work for Norwegian industry. Other companies are also gaining expertise and knowledge by contributing high-tech components for F-35 production, including advanced composites, aero structures, communications and sensors. These capabilities will grow and expand over the life of the program while fostering a collaborative environment of technology and knowledge sharing among F-35 partner nations. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrives in the Port of Cherbourg, France
 
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USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrives in the Port of Cherbourg, France - The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrives in the Port of Cherbourg, France, June 2, 2019. Roosevelt Sailors join more than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with approximately 950 troops from across Europe and Canada to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. This is the first ship named in honor of both Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States and First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. Currently homeported at Naval Station Mayport the Roosevelt was operating in U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations and participated in exercise Formidable Shield 2019. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
Remembering the Battle of Midway
 
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Just after midnight on 4 June, Admiral Nimitz, based on patrol plane reports, advised Task Forces 16 and 17 of the course and speed of the Japanese "main body," also noting their distance of 574 miles from Midway. Shortly after dawn, a patrol plane spotted two Japanese carriers and their escorts, reporting "Many planes heading Midway from 320 degrees distant 150 miles!" The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II that took place between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea.[6][7][8] The United States Navy under Admirals Chester Nimitz, Frank Jack Fletcher, and Raymond A. Spruance defeated an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy under Admirals Isoroku Yamamoto, Chūichi Nagumo, and Nobutake Kondō near Midway Atoll, inflicting devastating damage on the Japanese fleet that proved irreparable. Military historian John Keegan called it "the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare".[9] The Japanese operation, like the earlier attack on Pearl Harbor, sought to eliminate the United States as a strategic power in the Pacific, thereby giving Japan a free hand in establishing its Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. The Japanese hoped another demoralizing defeat would force the U.S. to capitulate in the Pacific War and thus ensure Japanese dominance in the Pacific. Luring the American aircraft carriers into a trap and occupying Midway was part of an overall "barrier" strategy to extend Japan's defensive perimeter, in response to the Doolittle air raid on Tokyo. This operation was also considered preparatory for further attacks against Fiji, Samoa, and Hawaii itself. The plan was handicapped by faulty Japanese assumptions of the American reaction and poor initial dispositions. Most significantly, American cryptographers were able to determine the date and location of the planned attack, enabling the forewarned U.S. Navy to prepare its own ambush. Four Japanese and three American aircraft carriers participated in the battle. The four Japanese fleet carriers—Akagi, Kaga, Sōryū and Hiryū, part of the six-carrier force that had attacked Pearl Harbor six months earlier—were all sunk, as was the heavy cruiser Mikuma. The U.S. lost the carrier Yorktown and the destroyer Hammann. After Midway and the exhausting attrition of the Solomon Islands campaign, Japan's capacity to replace its losses in materiel (particularly aircraft carriers) and men (especially well-trained pilots and maintenance crewmen) rapidly became insufficient to cope with mounting casualties, while the United States' massive industrial and training capabilities made losses far easier to replace. The Battle of Midway, along with the Guadalcanal Campaign, is widely considered a turning point in the Pacific War. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
US wants to know if Pakistan used F-16 jets to down Indian MiG-21 fighter plane
 
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US wants to know if Pakistan used F-16 jets to down Indian MiG-21 fighter plane - The US is looking into reports that Pakistan misused American-made F-16 jets during an aerial engagement with India last week that brought the two nuclear armed neighbors to the brink of conflict. Both India and Pakistan launched airstr-ikes over the Line of Control -- the de facto border that separates the two countries in disputed Kashmir -- in the first such incursion since 1971. An Indian jet was shot down in the dogfight and its pilot held in Pakistan custody for several days before Islamabad released him back to New Delhi on Friday. The Indian Air Force said that Pakistan used US-made F-16 fighter jets in the raid that brought down the Indian pilot on Wednesday, in a possible violation of the terms of use by the US. Pakistan has stated that no F-16s were used in the operation, though it hasn't specified what military equipment was involved. A US Department of State official told CNN that it was "aware of reports" that the use of F-16 jets may have been in violation of the terms of use agreement and is "looking into them." Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
US Navy’s USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) To Be Commissioned in San Diego
 
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US Navy’s USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) To Be Commissioned in San Diego - The U.S. Navy’s newest warship, USS Michael Monsoor, will be commissioned in San Diego this weekend, with the mother of its namesake officially bringing the vessel to life at a special ceremony. The 610-foot, 16,000-ton Zumwalt-class destroyer is set to be commissioned Saturday at 10 a.m. at Naval Air Station North Island. It is named after fallen U.S. Navy Petty Officer Second Class SEAL Michael Monsoor, 25, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his courage in Iraq. At Saturday’s commissioning ceremony, Monsoor’s mother, Sally Monsoor, will take part in the Navy’s time-honored tradition of giving the vessel’s crew those first orders to “man our ship and bring her to life!” The Navy said California Congressman Scott Peters is set to deliver the key address at the ceremony. USS Monsoor (DDG 1001) will eventually be homeported at Naval Base San Diego, and will be operated by a crew of 148 sailors under the direction of Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Smith. The Navy gave media a first-hand look at the ship Thursday – and all of its bells and whistles, including its high-tech features that’ll make it more difficult for enemies to spot it out at sea. “Our shape is pointy, and we have a tumblehome hull. It allows us to go through waves instead of going over them,” U.S. Navy Petty Officer Tarell Flowers explained. Flowers likened the stealth ship’s capabilities to watching “a hot knife through butter.” DDG 1001 was built by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, and is powered by two Rolls-Royce main turbine generators, two Rolls-Royce auxiliary turbine generators, two 34.6 MW advanced induction motors to speeds up to 30-plus knots. According to the Navy, this is the second Zumwalt class destroyer to enter its fleet. These types of destroyers are “the most lethal and sophisticated destroyers ever built,” the Navy said. USS Monsoor also features several displays that pay tribute to Monsoor. Monsoor was a Southern California native who grew up in Garden Grove, California, alongside his parents and three siblings. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on March 21, 2001, and entered Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training in Coronado, graduating with Class 250 on Sept. 2, 2004. Monsoor deployed in April 2006 to Ramadi, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he served as a heavy weapons machine gunner, protecting his platoon from a frontal enemy attack, the Navy said. Monsoor earned a Bronze Star for his service during that time. He was killed in Ramadi on Sept. 29, 2006, when he dropped onto a fragmentation grenade thrown by an insurgent in order to shield his fellow SEALS. He died from wounds suffered in the blast, the Navy said. Monsoor was posthumously awarded a Medal of Honor for his bravery and saving the lives of his fellow service members. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
AC-130J Ghostrider | AC-130 Spectre | AC-130u Spooky In Action | AC-130W Stinger II In Action
 
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AC-130J Ghostrider | AC-130 Spectre | AC-130u Spooky In Action | AC-130W Stinger II In Action | he Lockheed AC-130 is a heavily armed, long-endurance ground-attack variant of the C-130 Hercules transport fixed-wing aircraft. It carries a wide array of anti-ground oriented weapons that are integrated with sophisticated sensors, navigation, and fire-control systems. Unlike other military fixed-wing aircraft, the AC-130 relies on visual targeting. Because its large profile and low operating altitudes (around 7,000 ft) make it an easy target, it usually flies close air support missions at night. 1. AC-130H Spectre In Action | AC-130U Spooky In Action | AC-130W Stinger II Gunships In Action https://youtu.be/CZNHXkg7cT4 Variants AC-130A Spectre (Project Gunship II, Surprise Package, Pave Pronto) Conversions of C-130As; 19 completed; transferred to Air Force Reserve in 1975, retired in 1995. AC-130E Spectre (Pave Spectre, Pave Aegis) Conversions of C-130Es; 11 completed; 10 upgraded to AC-130H configuration. AC-130H Spectre Upgraded AC-130E aircraft; eight completed; last aircraft retired in 2015 AC-130U Spooky Operational aircraft (active duty USAF); 17 in service. AC-130J Ghostrider Based on MC-130J; 32 aircraft to be procured to replace AC-130H. AC-130W Stinger II (former MC-130W Dragon Spear) Conversions of MC-130Ws (active duty USAF). Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1
US Missile Defense Agency wants a new 1,000 kilowatt class laser weapons
 
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U S Missile Defense Agency wants a new 1,000 kilowatt class laser weapons - The U.S. Missile Defense Agency is looking for information on a 1,000 kW-class electrically-pumped laser for defending the United States, its deployed forces, allies, and friends against all ranges of enemy ballistic missiles in all phases of flight. The post on the federal business opportunities website is asking industry for information on a capability to demonstrate a 1,000 kW-class electrically-pumped laser in the 2025-26 timeframe. Missile Defense Agency does not provide a specific platform or strategic mission at this time. The proposed ground demonstrator laser system would be designed to have technology maturation and lightweight engineering paths to potential future platforms. According to Pentagon’s moted, the Ballistic Missile Defense System architecture will consist of weapons, sensors, command and control, battle management, communications, and integrating functions that provide, to any Combatant Command, a rapidly deployable missile defense system which will defeat ballistic missiles of all types and ranges while in all phases of flight. In parameters of interest, the Missile Defense Agency indicated: Laser Performance Parameter Goals 1. Near diffraction-limited beam quality at laser power ≥ 1,000 kW with a goal of vertical beam quality of 1.1 at 0.25 lambda/D. Laser wavelength (lambda) shorter than one micron is desirable to offer higher intensity on target at long range. 2. Laser system mass efficiency of 2 to 4 kg/kW. The laser system is defined as including the laser device and the electric power and thermal management subsystems. The 1,000 kW-class ground demonstrator laser system may have lower mass efficiency (higher kg/kW) as long as the respondent has a clearly defined path to increase mass efficiency to 2 to 4 kg/kW. 3. High laser device electrical-to-optical efficiency with a goal of 48% or better. 4. Laser shot durations from 2 to 60 seconds continuous. 5. An energy storage system capable of ≥ 120 seconds of full power laser runtime without recharging. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency requests high power laser solutions which feasibly could lead to a laser scaling ground demonstrator that could destroy an enemy ballistic missile during the boost phase of flight. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
5 Amazing Facts About USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) No. 3 Awesome – Supercarrier
 
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5 Amazing Facts About USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) No. 3 Awesome – Supercarrier | USS Gerald Ford Aircraft Carrier Named after the 38th President of the United States, the Gerald Ford class super carrier is set to spearhead the United States Navy’s sea deployed air power in coming years. This will be the U.S. Navy’s most expensive aircraft carrier of all time with total costs of 13billion dollars. The new carrier features a host of new and untested technology including the ship’s two main nuclear turbine generators, dual band radar system, advanced weapons elevators and a new arresting gear on the flight deck. So With no further ado, here are the 5 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT GERALD FORD AIRCRAFT CARRIER. 5 Amazing Facts about USS Gerald Ford – Supercarrier 1. Features & Numbers This super carrier is 337 meters long and 41 meters wide at the waterline, but has a 78 meter wide flight deck. When at its heaviest, it displaces almost 100,000 tons of water - a weight load equivalent to that of 400 Statues of Liberty. 2. Construction & Cost The planning and construction phase began more than a decade ago, when the first contract award in May 2004. As per initial estimates, the carrier’s projected cost was around $14 billion including R&D, where the actual cost of the carrier itself was $9 billion. 3. Sailors and Aircraft 2,600 sailors will make up the USS Gerald Ford’s ships’ company - around 600 less than crew of the USS Nimitz class carriers. These will be supplemented by about 2,000 more naval aviators, meaning that the carrier will typically deploy with 4,600 people on board. The USS Gerald R Ford has the capacity to accommodate up to 75 aircraft. 4. Speed & Sorties Capacity The aircraft carrier will have a top speed of some 35 miles per hour and a technically unlimited range, though maintenance will need to be performed at regular intervals. 5. Ammunition The ship will be armed with Sea Sparrow & Rolling Airframe missiles and the Close-in Weapon System. The Sea Sparrow is a medium-range surface-to-air missile, first introduced in early 2004. The Close-In Weapon System is a computer-operated gun and radar that fires rounds at a rate of 2,000 per minute and can cover a 3.6 kilometer range. 1. USS Essex (LHD-2) Landing Helicopter Dock | US Navy Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship 2018 https://youtu.be/8nnKXnnw1bU 2. Gerald R Ford Class Aircraft Carrier (CVN 78 CVN 79 CVN 80) | US Navy New Supercarrier Technology https://youtu.be/8XmJp9k9F1Q 3. The Navy’s Most Expensive & Advance Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) Aircraft Carrier Enters Next Development https://youtu.be/WBdtH2k9EAY 4. USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) Aircraft Carrier | The Most Advanced Aircraft Carrier 2018 https://youtu.be/rTFQNxheyks 5. USS America (LHA-6) The America Class Amphibious Assault Ships | Landing Helicopter Assault 2018 https://youtu.be/Q5PcfSM0G1M 6. This Is Why the Navy's New Aircraft Carrier Might Be the Deadliest Warship Ever https://youtu.be/3AKe6UnNITk 7. USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78) represent future of naval aviation & the most advanced aircraft carrier https://youtu.be/4LfNQFcnZEk How big is the USS Gerald Ford Class Aircraft Carrier? What’s the maximum speed of USS Gerald Ford Class Aircraft Carrier? What’s the weight of USS Gerald Ford Class Aircraft Carrier? Displacement of USS Gerald Ford Class Aircraft Carrier. How much paint has been used on USS Gerald Ford Class Aircraft Carrier? How many light bulbs have been installed in USS Gerald Ford Class Aircraft Carrier? When the contract to build USS Gerald Ford Class Aircraft Carrier did awarded? What’s the total number of sailors required to board the USS Gerald Ford Class Aircraft Carrier? How many aircraft the USS Gerald Ford Class Aircraft Carrier can accommodate? Savings on USS Gerald Ford Class Aircraft Carrier. What’s the ammunition of USS Gerald Ford Class Aircraft Carrier? Laser Gun on USS Gerald Ford Class Aircraft Carrier. Railgun on USS Gerald Ford Class Aircraft Carrier. 5 Amazing Facts about USS Gerald Ford – Supercarrier Facts about USS Gerald Ford – Supercarrier Weapons of 5 USS Gerald Ford – Supercarrier Future warfare Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1
US military build-up on Russia border - days after Putin's 'mock invasion' drills REVEALED
 
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US military build-up on Russia border - days after Putin's 'mock invasion' drills REVEALED - THE US has ramped up its military response to Russian aggression, with plans for a permanent military base in Poland - and a rapid build of tanks along Vladimir Putin’s border The US is hitting back at Russian aggression with a terrifying military build-up, according to lead allies of the Trump administration. Earlier this week, the US struck a colossal £320million deal with Poland to set up a ballistic missile system in the country - with rockets capable of striking targets within Russia. At the same time, incredible images this week showed US battle tanks arriving in Poland on the border with Russia ahead of one of the world’s biggest ever military drills. Poland’s foreign minister also admitted that his country is working on creating a “permanent American military base” in the country to compete with Russia. This has sparked fear around the possibility of a military clash between the two global superpowers. Following the purchase of the M142 HIMARS weapons system, foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz said Poland and the US were “continuing discussions” regarding further US deployments on Polish soil. The large-scale Polish drills with the US is part of Operation Atlantic Resolve – a military bid to stop the spread of Russian influence. Congressman Mike Turner told CNBC at the Munich Security Conference: “Trump has made efforts to arm the soldiers in Ukraine, against Russian aggression. “He has moved to increase sanctions. He has moved to increase - almost double - the amount of European reassurance dollars. “And he has moved US troops into Europe as well as equipment in countries like Poland.” “We are rising toward countering Russian aggression.” The concern around an outbreak of war between Russia and the US comes after reports this week that Russia had carried out a “mock invasion” exercise over Norway. Lieutenant General Morten Haga Lunde of the Norwegian Intelligence Service revealed this week that Russia staged “two practice attack runs” last year. In the simulated attack, eleven Su-24 ‘Fencer’ strike aircraft formed an attack profile and aimed directly at a Norwegian outpost. Lieutenant Lunde added that Russia had also jammed GPS signals of Norway’s radar stations. He said: “Jamming is also a threat to, among others, civilian air traffic and police and health operations in peacetime.” “Obviously, the Russians know that their fighter jets are being tracked by radar when they operate in this region and when they approach Norwegian installations, bases or naval exercise areas in attack formation. “Such behaviour does not exactly contribute to an atmosphere of trust and predictability at the regional level.” Norwegian defence analyst Kristian Atland says the attack run was a “deliberate and carefully planned Russian signalling operation”. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
General Electric F110 Afterburning Turbofan Jet Engine | F-16 Fighting Falcon
 
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General Electric F110 Afterburning Turbofan Jet Engine | F-16 Fighting Falcon | The General Electric F110 is an afterburning turbofan jet engine produced by GE Aviation. The F110 engine uses the same engine core design as the General Electric F101. The F118 is a non-afterburning variant. The engine is also license-built in Eskisehir, Turkey by TUSAŞ Engine Industries (TEI) 1. Lockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon Block 50 | Top Jet Fighters In The World 2018 https://youtu.be/unj7gNjFcq0 2. Iraqi Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon Block 52 Fighter Jets | Iraqi Armed Forces 2018 https://youtu.be/m9fFnwMPHO8 3. F-16 Fighting Falcon Belgian Air Component | Luchtcomponent | Composante Air | Belgian Armed Forces https://youtu.be/_x_96sWmrt4 4. Hellenic Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon | Greek Military Power 2018 | Greece Armed Forces 2019 https://youtu.be/-w4JXWSskeg 5. Royal Danish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon Fighter Jets | Danish Defence Command 2018 https://youtu.be/i6zVWfYzOC0 6. Pakistan F-16 Fighter Jets | F-16 Fighting Falcon Pakistan Air Force | Pakistan Armed Forces 2018 7. Polish Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon 2018 | Polish F-16 Block 52 Jastrząb https://youtu.be/m44RAf8Qu74 8. F-16E/F Desert Falcon United Arab Emirates (UAE) | UAE F-16 Fighting Falcon | UAE Air Force 2018 https://youtu.be/YPpI_ip_YbM 9. Amazing !! C-130 Hercules Performs Tactical Landing On Dirt Strip And Grass Runway | C-130 2018 https://youtu.be/4mvfDk_fwSI 10. France Navy Rafale Takoff Aboard US Navy Aircraft Carrier | Rafale Fighter Jet 2018 https://youtu.be/PDEWKsv-2QY 11. Awesome Pilot Skill | US Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 Fighter Jet Cockpit View https://youtu.be/qGvd3hKQRmU 12. INCREDIBLY SHOW The Golden Knights United States Army's Aerial Parachute Demonstration Team https://youtu.be/l9ubMAwV41I 13. Cruise at Mach 3 | The Largest And Fastest Bomber That The US Ever Built | XB-70 Valkyrie https://youtu.be/UM4E8OACNLI 14. 360° Cockpit View | Blue Angels United States Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron https://youtu.be/Ma526jYRqCQ 15. 360° Cockpit View F-5 Tiger II Supersonic Fighter Aircraft https://youtu.be/gBmL1DNgobE 16. Awesome Pilot Skill | US Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 Fighter Jet Cockpit View https://youtu.be/qGvd3hKQRmU 17. Polish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon | Polish F-16 2018 https://youtu.be/SWSW222V2CQ 18. Polish F-16 Fighter Jets Preflight + Takeoff | F-16 Fighting Falcon 2018 https://youtu.be/niVf34RqAxQ 19. South Carolina Air National Guard (SCANG) F-16 Fighting Falcon https://youtu.be/LY4ZBOe6za4 The F-16 Fighting Falcon entered service powered by the Pratt & Whitney F100 #afterburning #turbofan. Seeking a way to drive unit costs down, the USAF implemented the Alternative Fighter #Engine (AFE) program in 1984, under which the engine contract would be awarded through competition. The F110 currently powers 86% of the USAF F-16C/Ds (June 2005). The F110-GE-100 provides around 4,000 lbf (17.8 kN) more thrust than the F100-PW-200 and requires more air, which led to the increase in the area of the engine intake. The F-16C/D Block 30/32s were the first to be built with a common engine bay, able to accept both engines, with block 30s having the bigger intake (known as "Big Mouth") and block 32s retaining the standard intake. Initial orders were for the F110-GE-100 rated at 28,000 lbf (125 kN). Later versions of the F110 include the F110-GE-129 delivering 29,400 lbf (131 kN) thrust and the F110-GE-132 delivering 32,000 lbf (142 kN) The United Arab Emirates’ Block 60 is powered by the General Electric F110-GE-132 turbofan, which is rated at a maximum thrust of 32,500 lbf (144.6 kN), the most powerful variant of General Electric F110 engine. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1
CHINA PANIC: Two US B-52 Bomber flies over disputed islands in the South China Sea & East China Sea
 
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CHINA PANIC: Two US B-52 Bomber flies over disputed islands in the South China Sea & East China Sea - The U.S. has flown a B-52 bomber mission near disputed islands in the South China Sea, according to U.S. Pacific Air Forces. The last reported B-52 mission in the vicinity of the South China Sea was in November. “Two B-52H Stratofortress bombers took off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and participated in routine training missions, March 4, 2019,” said a statement from the U.S. Pacific Air Forces. “One bomber conducted training in the vicinity of the South China Sea before returning to Guam, while the other conducted training in the vicinity of Japan in coordination with the U.S. Navy and alongside our Japanese air force counterparts before returning to Guam,” it continued. The B-52 aircraft involved in the mission are part of the U.S. Air Force’s Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) based in Guam. Since 2004, the U.S. has rotated B-1, B-52 and B-2 long-range bombers out Andersen AFB in Guam to conduct training missions in Asia. Much like the U.S. Navy's freedom of navigation operations when it sails past two disputed island chains claimed by China in the South China Sea, the Air Force missions are intended to assert that the area is international airspace as well, much to China's chagrin. In the South China Sea, China claims as its own territory the Paracel Islands as well as seven artificial islands in the Spratly Islands chain. It has militarized both chains and claims sovereignty over the waters and airspace surrounding the islands. U.S. Pacific Air Forces last confirmed a B-52 mission in the South China Sea on Nov. 20 of last year. That mission was one of a series of B-52 flights in the region that had taken place in the vicinity of the South China Sea last fall. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
Watch Crazy US Navy Destroyer in Action Launch Standard Missile 2
 
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Watch Crazy US Navy Destroyer in Action Launch Standard Missile 2 - The first Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyer was commissioned in 1991. Contracts for the destroyers were split between the Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (formerly Litton Ingalls Shipbuilding) (28 ships), based in Pascagoula, Mississippi and the General Dynamics subsidiary, Bath Iron Works, based in Maine (34 ships). The first 21 ships (DDG51-DDG71) are categorised as Flight I and the next seven (DDG72-DDG78) as Flight II. Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyers The revised Flight IIA ships entered production in late 1997. 37 have been commissioned and are in active service: USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) – commissioned August 2000 USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) – November 2000 USS Winston S Churchill (DDG 81) – March 2001 USS Lassen (DDG 82) – April 2001 USS Howard (DDG 83) – October 2001 USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) – December 2001 USS Shoup (DDG 86) – June 2002 USS McCampbell (DDG 85) – August 2002 USS Preble (DDG 88) – November 2002 USS Mason (DDG 87) – April 2003 USS USS Mustin (DDG 89) – July 2003 USS Chafee (DDG 90) – October 2003 USS Pinkney (DDG 91) – May 2004 USS Momsen (DDG 92) – August 2004 USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) – September 2004 USS James E Williams (DDG 95) – December 2004 USS Nitze (DDG 94) – March 2005 USS Halsey (DDG 97) – July 2005 USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) – November 2005 USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) – January 2006 USS Farragut (DDG 99) – June 2006 USS Gridley (DDG 101) – January 2007 USS Sampson (DDG 102) – March 2007 USS Kidd (DDG 100) – June 2007 USS Sterett (DDG 104) – June 2008 USS Truxtun (DDG 103) – April 2009 USS Stockdale (DDG 106) – April 2009 USS Dewey (DDG 105) – March 2010 USS Gravely (DDG 107) – November 2010 USS Wayne E Meyer (DDG 108) – October 2009 USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) – November 2010 USS William P Lawrence (DDG 110) – June 2011 USS Spruance (DDG 111) – October 2011 USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) – October 2012 USS John Finn (DDG 113) – July 2017 USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) – March 2018 USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) – July 2017 Contracted vessels not yet in service include Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), Delbert D Black (DDG 119), USS Carl M Levin (DDG 120), USS Frank E Petersen Jr (DDG 121), USS John Basilone (DDG 122), USS Lenah H Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123). Other vessels not currently in service include USS Harvey C Barnum Jr (DDG-124), Jack H Lucas (DDG 125), USS Louis H Wilson Jr (DDG-126), USS Gallagher (DDG 127), DDG 128, DDG 129, DDG 130, DDG 131 and DDG 132. Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) was launched in April 2017 and its commissioning is scheduled for December 2018. Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) was christened in April 2017, while the keel for Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) was laid in May 2018. The Delbert D Black (DDG 119) was christened in September 2017 and Frank E Petersen Jr (DDG 121) was launched in July 2018. The keel for USS Lenah H Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) was laid in November 2017. The US Navy awarded a contract to General Dynamics for the construction of USS Harvey C Barnum Jr (DDG 124), the last ship in the Flight IIA configuration, in March 2016. The first steel for DDG 124 and Jack H Lucas (DDG 125) destroyers was cut in May 2018. The DDG 125 is the first Flight III class of ships. Michael Murphy (DDG 112) was to be the last of the 62 Arleigh Burke destroyers, but, following the proposed cancellation of the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class destroyer programme after the completion of the first three vessels, the US Navy will continue construction on the Arleigh Burke-class. Improvements over the previous flights include hangars for two SH-60B / F LAMPS helicopters, new combat systems software, an enlarged flight deck, the Evolved SeaSparrow missile, the Kingfisher mine detection sonar, Kollmorgen optronic sight and upgrade of the Aegis radar system. Timken secured a contract from the US Department of Defense to supply Philadelphia Gear main reduction gears (MRGs) for the next generation of Arleigh Burke DDG 51 class ships in February 2016. The US Navy awarded two contracts with a combined value of $9.29bn to Huntington Ingalls Industries and Bath Iron Works for the construction of ten DDG 51 destroyers in September 2018. The construction of the ships is expected to begin in 2018, with completion scheduled for 2022. Arleigh Burke destroyer design The entire ship (except the two aluminium funnels) is constructed from steel, with vital areas protected by two layers of steel and 70t of Kevlar armour. There is a platform for rearming and refuelling a LAMPS III SH-60B / F helicopter (with ASW capabilities), but, with no hangars, the ship is unable to house a helicopter of its own. This is the first US Navy class to be fitted out with anti-NBC warfare protection. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
UK Army Challenger tanks take part in Exercise Spring Storm 2019
 
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British Army Challenger tanks engage in simulated combat scenarios, including tactical maneuvers and laying smokescreens during exercise Spring Storm 2019 in Estonia. UK Army Challenger tanks are taking part in Spring Storm 19, Estonia’s largest annual military exercise. The exercise involves more than 9,000 troops from 16 NATO and partner nations. The majority of participants are from Estonia’s conscript and reserve units. British attack helicopters have also been deployed to the country to take part. The exercise, in Estonia’s north-eastern town of Jõhvi, runs from 29 April to 10 May. Footage includes shots of British Army Challenger 2 main battle tanks, attack helicopters, plus soundbites from Mark Lancaster, UK Minister of State for the Armed Forces, and Lt. Col. Angus Tilney, Commander of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroup Estonia. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
Czech Troops Reconnaissance - Czech Army
 
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Czech Troops Reconnaissance - Czech Army - The 102nd Reconnaissance Battalion of General Karel Paleček (Czech: 102. průzkumný prapor generála Karla Palečka) is a reconnaissance battalion in the Czech Army based in Prostejov. It falls under the command of the 53rd Regiment of Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare. The 102nd Reconnaissance Battalion is the sole reconnaissance battalion in the Czech Army. It is capable of conducting long-range ground reconnaissance, aerial reconnaissance, human intelligence as well as observing and eliminating organized resistance. It forms the basis of an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance task-force unit. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
Awesome Belgian Army Fast Setting 105mm Howitzer Firing
 
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Awesome Belgian Army Fast Setting 105mm Howitzer Firing - A Belgian 105mm Howitzer crew take part in a field training exercise. From 30 October until 7 November, they support infantry troops with medium-range artillery fire. They can conduct covert fire up to 15km and are very light and mobile. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
Iraqi Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon Block 52 Fighter Jets | Iraqi Armed Forces 2018
 
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Iraqi Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon Block 52 Fighter Jets | Iraqi Armed Forces 2018 | Iraqi Military Power | The Iraqi Air Force (IQAF or IrAF; Arabic: القوات الجوية العراقية, Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Iraqiya) is the aerial warfare service branch of the Iraqi Armed Forces, responsible for the policing of international borders and surveillance of national assets. The IQAF also acts as a support force for the Iraqi Navy and the Iraqi Army and it allows Iraq to rapidly deploy its developing Army. Throughout 2010 and 2011, the Iraqi government and the MoI announced intentions to buy Dassault Mirage F1 and F-16C Block 52 fighters. The Iraqi cabinet specified a sum of $900m as a first installment of $3b worth of aircraft, equipment, spare parts, and training. The deal to buy the F-16 fighters seemed to teeter as the GoI reversed its decision on the 12th of February and wanted to divert the initial sum of $900m to economic reconstruction. However, on the 12 July 2011, the GoI re-iterated its interest in the F-16s due to the pending withdrawal of American forces from Iraq, and later the number of fighters to be purchased was doubled to 36. Iraq's air space was unguarded from December 2011 until 18 F-16IQ Block 52 jet fighters and their pilots were ready. The first Iraqi F-16 made its inaugural flight in May 2014.[ It was officially delivered to the IQAF in a ceremony at Fort Worth, Texas on 5 June 2014. 1. Lockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon Block 50 | Top Jet Fighters In The World 2018 https://youtu.be/unj7gNjFcq0 2. Iraqi Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon Block 52 Fighter Jets | Iraqi Armed Forces 2018 https://youtu.be/m9fFnwMPHO8 3. F-16 Fighting Falcon Belgian Air Component | Luchtcomponent | Composante Air | Belgian Armed Forces https://youtu.be/_x_96sWmrt4 4. Hellenic Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon | Greek Military Power 2018 | Greece Armed Forces 2019 https://youtu.be/-w4JXWSskeg Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1
US High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems in Qatar
 
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US High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems in Qatar - Soldiers in support of Task Force Spartan stationed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, took to the skies with two High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System launchers in a C-17 aircraft of the Qatari Emiri Air Force to land in Qatar and shoot in a joint live-fire with the Qatari Emiri Land Forces who fired their Artillery Saturation Rocket System (ASTROS II). Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
Awesome!!! C-17 Globemaster III Landing & Takeoff on dirt runway
 
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Awesome!!! C-17 Globemaster III Landing & Takeoff on dirt runway ¬ – The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,100 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). In addition, the C-17 can operate from unpaved, unimproved runways (although with greater chance of damage to the aircraft). The thrust reversers can be used to move the aircraft backwards and reverse direction on narrow taxiways using a three- (or more) point turn. The plane is designed for 20 man-hours of maintenance per flight hour, and a 74% mission availability rate. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
US Reacts to Russian Test of Hypersonic Weapons
 
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US Reacts to Russian Test of Hypersonic Weapons - Russia says it tested a new hypersonic glide vehicle this week. President Vladimir Putin observed the test. He declared that the vehicle cannot be stopped and will guarantee his country’s security for many years. Putin spoke of the successful test of the weapon Wednesday during a visit to the defense ministry in Moscow. The following day, the U.S. Department of Defense reacted to the Russian announcement. “While the United States has been the world leader in hypersonic system research for many decades, we did not choose to weaponize it,” said a department official, Lieutenant Colonel Michelle Baldanza. She added that the decision to make hypersonic weapons creates an imbalance that the department must deal with. She said the United States was considering “options” to answer the new weapons. The hypersonic glide vehicle described by Putin is called the Avangard. It was tested on December 26 at the Dombarovskiy missile base in the southern Ural Mountains. Russian officials said the missile successfully hit a target in Kamchatka, about 6,000 kilometers away to the east. The new weapon is called hypersonic because of its extremely high speed. It travels as fast as several times the speed of sound. Putin called the test an “excellent New Year’s gift to the nation.” His announcement comes at a time when relations between Russia and the United States are tense. Conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, as well as reports of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections have tested relations. Some observers say ties between the two sides are at their worst since the period known as the Cold War. A rocket lifts the Avangard to a great height. The missile then glides back to Earth at speeds many times faster than sound. U.S. Defense officials were not surprised by the announcement of the test. In a speech to Russians on March 1, Putin described a group of new weapons that, he said, could make others “useless.” Among the weapons he spoke about were new nuclear weapons, including cruise missiles and underwater drones. In his latest announcement, Putin said the Avangard is designed from composite materials. He also said it is able to resist temperatures of up to 2,000 degrees Celsius. Putin said the Avangard would be ready by as early as 2019. It is not clear if it is able to carry a nuclear weapon. Another hypersonic missile test reported There were reports of another Russian hypersonic weapon test this month. American broadcaster CNBC reported that Russia successfully tested a new anti-ship missile. The missile is said to travel eight times the speed of sound, or more than 9,800 kilometers an hour. The missile is called Zircon, but little information about it is known. The magazine Popular Mechanics reported that the weapon can travel a distance of 300 kilometers and be launched from ships, which may include submarines. Zircon may be similar to a hypersonic missile developed with India. The U.S., Russia and China are all believed to have hypersonic weapons under development. I’m Mario Ritter, Jr. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
Royal Navy's HMS Queen Elizabeth visits New York
 
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Royal Navy's HMS Queen Elizabeth visits New York - New York: The largest ship ever built for Great Britain's Royal Navy is visiting New York for a week. The aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed into New York Harbor on Friday carrying about 1500 sailors. Commanding officer Captain Jerry Kyd called the visit "very symbolic of the intimate relationship the Royal Navy has with the US Navy and Marine Corps." The ship is anchored in view of the Statue of Liberty and can be seen by Staten Island Ferry commuters. The 284-metre warship carries up to 60 aircraft. British Defence Minister Gavin Williamson welcomed the Queen Elizabeth to New York. He called the ship "a symbol of our commitment to our (hash)security and the security of our allies" on Twitter. HMS Prince of Wales is in the final stages of construction May Be Ready For Sea Trials in 12 Months https://youtu.be/UeKGb06lV5M HMS Queen Elizabeth – Built To Survive https://youtu.be/zsIUshA6pe0 Here's all you need to know about when HMS Queen Elizabeth will enter active service https://youtu.be/7JY9FnWGSps 360° Merlin Helicopters Take Off From HMS Queen Elizabeth https://youtu.be/S8MKssBkCng 360° Royal Navy Merlin Helicopters landed on HMS Queen Elizabeth's https://youtu.be/xj3HIcJcdYg The reasons HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircrfat Carrier has two islands - Newest British Aircrfat Carrier https://youtu.be/7UfUd1shjeU HMS Queen Elizabeth Meet Royal Navy warship's new Commanding Officer https://youtu.be/vnXgi9UXwKM The Reasons HMS Queen Elizabeth Is Not Nuclear Powered | Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier https://youtu.be/UZ-8qeqKZP8 Navy Extremely Confident HMS Queen Elizabeth Can Fend Off Cyber Attack From Russian Hacking https://youtu.be/_kb5MowT0i0 Royal Navy's HMS Queen Elizabeth visits New York https://youtu.be/uwCaWczC6Rk Exclusive An Inside Look at HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) UK Newest Aircraft Carrier https://youtu.be/Qp-BFvK56lQ How The UK F-35B Fighter Jet Is Settling In On Board HMS Queen Elizabeth https://youtu.be/wOZBSKI7aDg HMS Prince of Wales (R09) Aircraft Carrier & HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) Aircraft Carrier https://youtu.be/c-RrM7uWDD0 UK F-35B Performs World’s First Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing During HMS Queen Elizabeth Trials https://youtu.be/tS-K18c-boE MARVELOUS: F-35B Fighter Jet Aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth For First Time Ever https://youtu.be/TLen26mg2FU Here Are 43 Facts About The Royal Navy’s New Carriers HMS Queen Elizabeth And HMS Prince Of Wales https://youtu.be/G13TpAm8mZw HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) British Aircraft Carrier | Newest Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier 2018 https://youtu.be/YHgMpjsKHuE F-35 Fighter Jets Join Forces with HMS Queen Elizabeth British Aircraft Carrier to Make History https://youtu.be/ymAUg0OZLnU HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) The largest and most powerful vessel ever constructed for the Royal Navy https://youtu.be/rHlY-csTJkQ Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
A-10 Warthog Huge & Awesome Gun | GAU-8 Avenger Massive Cannon
 
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A-10 Warthog Huge & Awesome Gun | GAU-8 Avenger Massive Cannon | The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-style autocannon that is typically mounted in the United States Air Force's Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II. Designed specifically for the anti tank role, the Avenger delivers very powerful rounds at a high rate of fire. The GAU-8/A is also used in the Goalkeeper CIWS ship weapon system, which provides defense against short-range threats such as highly maneuverable missiles, #aircraft, and fast maneuvering surface vessels. A-10 Warthog Huge & #Awesome #Gun | GAU-8 Avenger Massive Cannon Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1
German Leopard 2 Tank Full Speed Maneuver | German Main Battle Tank 2019 | Top 10 Main Battle Tanks
 
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German Leopard 2 Tank Full Speed Maneuver | German Main Battle Tank 2019 | Top 10 Main Battle Tanks Other Videos Leopard 2 Tank 1. Royal Danish Army Leopard 2A5DK Tank | Leopard 2 Tank | NATO Main Battle Tank 2019 https://youtu.be/NfNvMeOAfXo Leopard 2 tank is a main battle tank developed by Krauss-Maffei, now Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), of Munchen, Germany. The Leopard 2 is a successor to the successful Leopard 1. Leopard 1 was first produced in 1963 by Krauss-Maffei for the German Ministry of Defence. More than 6,000 vehicles have been exported to Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Turkey and Australia. The successor to the Leopard 1, the Leopard 2, was first produced in 1979 and is in service with the armies of Austria, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain and Turkey, with more than 3,200 tanks produced. In June 2010, KMW unveiled its next-generation main battle tank, Leopard 2 A7+. The tank was successfully tested and qualified by the German Army. Its main features include a modular protection kit, improved sustainability and increased mobility. In July 2011, a deal to sell around 200 Leopard 2 A7+ to Saudi Arabia was approved by Germany’s Federal Security Council. International orders for Leopard 2 and its variation models The Finnish Army has bought 124 tanks and the Polish Army has bought 128 used Leopard 2A4 tanks from Germany. In August 2005, Greece placed an order for 183 used Leopard 2A4 and 150 Leopard 1A5 tanks from German Army reserves. In November 2005, an agreement was signed for the sale of 298 German Army Leopard 2A4 tanks to Turkey. In March 2006, Chile signed a contract for the acquisition of 140 Leopard 2A4 tanks from the German Army. The first was delivered in December 2007. The Leopard 2A6 includes a longer L55 g-un, an auxiliary engine, improved mine protection and an air-conditioning system. The German Army is upgrading 225 2A5 tanks to 2A6 configuration, the first of which was delivered in March 2001. The Royal Netherlands Army upgraded 180 of its 2A5 tanks to the 2A6 configuration, the first of which entered service in February 2003. In March 2003, the Hellenic Army of Greece ordered 170 Leopard 2 HEL (a version of the 2A6EX). The first 30 are being assembled by KMW, with the remainder by ELBO of Greece. The first locally built tank was delivered in October 2006. The Leopard 2A6 HEL entered service with the Hellenic Army in May 2008. Spain has ordered 219 Leopard 2E (a version of the 2A6 with greater armour protection), 16 recovery tanks (CREC) and four training vehicles. The first 30 were built by KMW and the rest licence-built in Spain by General Dynamics, Santa Barbara Sistemas (GDSBS). The first tank was handed over to the Spanish Army in June 2004 and deliveries concluded in 2008. Another variant is the Leopard 2(S), which has a new command and control system and passive armour system. 120 Leopard 2(S) have been delivered to the Swedish Army. Deliveries concluded in March 2002. In December 2006, it was announced that Singapore would buy 66 refurbished Leopard 2A4 tanks from the German Army, plus 30 additional tanks for spares. The tanks entered service with the Singapore Army in September 2008. In April 2007, Canada purchased up to 100 Leopard 2 tanks from the Dutch Army and leased 20 Leopard 2A6M tanks from the German Army. KMW delivered the first of the leased 2A6M tanks, which has been upgraded with improved mine protection and slat armour, in August 2007. The tank was deployed to Afghanistan later in August 2007. The Dutch Army retains a fleet of 110 2A6 tanks. In October 2007, Portugal purchased 37 Leopard 2A6 tanks from the Dutch Army. The first eight were delivered in October 2008 and deliveries concluded in 2009. 1. Polish Tanks PT-91 Twardy | Polish Main Battle Tank 2018 | Polish Army 2018 https://youtu.be/SQUCtsJh-Bg 2. Fast and Furious M1A2 Abrams Tank Drifting 2019 | Have You Ever Seen a Tank Drift https://youtu.be/pJbs00Wu5aw 3. German Leopard 2 Tank Full Speed Maneuver | German Main Battle Tank 2019 | Top 10 Main Battle Tanks https://youtu.be/Jbx4AjxdJS8 4. Royal Danish Army Leopard 2A5DK Tank | Leopard 2 Tank | NATO Main Battle Tank 2019 https://youtu.be/NfNvMeOAfXo 5. Polish Tanks Leopard 2A5 | Leopard 2A5 Tank Polish Army | Polish Armed Forces 2018 https://youtu.be/fn7vlCbpRnQ Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1