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Message posted by Ron (Member since 07/25/2009) on March 24, 2024 at 2:04:22 PST:

Translated. Dutch F-35s shine during ‘lifelike’ Red Flag

News | 14-03-2024 | 09:43

The lifelike air force exercise Red Flag is the college of air defense. For the first time, F-35 fighter aircraft of the Royal Netherlands Air Force are participating. They fly with the Americans from Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas. The training is known as realistic and lifelike.
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During Red Flag, both Dutch and American F-35s fly.

“Here is the complete war,” says detachment commander-driven lieutenant-colonel-pilot Pascal ‘Smiley’ Smaal. Thanks to the Americans, who support Red Flag with an abundance of resources. Kites are constantly defiant to take part in a real air war. This is due to the realistic scenarios and participation of, among other things, heavy bombers. There are also AWACS radar aircraft and aircraft to disturb enemy radio traffic.
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Stealth features make the F-35 less susceptible to enemy air defense.

According to the other, Red Flag is a perfect opportunity to highlight the qualities of the F-35. Its stealth features make the aircraft less susceptible to enemy air defense. It can therefore disable targets up close with great precision. “With the F-16, that is impossible because-e from the ground is noticed quite quickly. In addition, the F-35 is able to attack a target with great chance of encounters even at night and during the day in poor visibility.”

Other strong features of the F-35 is its ability to share sensor information with other devices. Kites are more aware of what is happening around them.
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13 Dutch F-35s take part in Red Flag.
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The script during Red Flag is mainly aimed at setting up an effective air defense and disabling enemy aircraft. In addition, it involves penetrating enemy airspace and dropping bombs.

Red Flag is the larger performance of Frisian Flag, which is held annually at Leeuwarden Air Base. Cooperation with foreign air forces and the joint setting up of an air defense is also central to the Dutch variant. Red Flag will last until March 22.

13 Dutch F-35s take part in Red Flag. 8 are from flying bases Leeuwarden and Volkel. 5 are part of the Dutch Training Detachment at Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix, Arizona. The 2 week-long American/Dutch exercise is a detachment of 150 men.

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In Reply to: Re: Red Flag 24-2 Potential Participants posted by Ron on March 23, 2024 at 21:04:39 PST:


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