Re: Red Flag MiGs at Area 51



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Message posted by Q-nimbus (Member since 08/20/2020) on July 13, 2022 at 15:12:13 PST:

As much as I would like this to be true, I think itís very unlikely theyíre using actual MiGís during Red Flag, or NGADís.

If you wanted to test foreign airframes or the NGAD itís much easier to pick a few guys from whichever squadron, swear them to silence and let them fly against a Sukhoi or NGAD prototype. Itís much easier and generates a lot less attention then flying aircraft out of Groom Lake with ĎMiGí as a callsign during a major exercise.

But that doesnít make these sorties out of Groom Lake any less interesting. Weíve all seen the pictures of the patches a few years ago taken in Star Wars Canyon and it seems at least some of the F16ís stationed at Area 51 are part of something like the Red Hats, although probably in a different form and name.

Iím willing to bet the the ĎMiGísí flying out of Area 51 during Red Flag actually are a sort of agressor squadron of F16ís using Russian techniques and especially Russian electronics to see how their fellow pilots handle it.

Itís deja vu al over again.


In Reply to: Re: Red Flag MiGs at Area 51 posted by Crammy Jr on July 13, 2022 at 14:44:22 PST:

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