E 8 air force plane. Army personnel as additional flight crew. It tracks ground vehicles and some aircraft collects imagery and relays tactical pictures to ground and air theater commanders. A f 16d fighting falcon from the 40 flight test squadron flies during a training sortie near eglin air force.
Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order 1 to z. It also does not include aircraft designated under the pre 1962 united states navy designation system. Air forces e 4b nightwatch.
The following is a list of military aircraft currently used by united states air force. Father time is catching up to the us. There are a total of 52 active usaf aircraft 2019 in the military factory.
Military services prior to the establishment of a numerical designation system. The e 8 is a flying battle management center that uses a surface scanning surveillance radar to track the position of ground forces and use numerous communication links to relay data and. This list does not include aircraft used by the us.
So e 8 could orbit 100km inside friendly territory and see 100 150km into enemy territory and allow other assets to target enemy formations with smart munitions like lance mlrs copperhead and area denial weapons like rocket deployed mines and cluster munitions. The e 4b a plane that would quarterback a nuclear war has lost its secondary mission as the secdefs main long haul ride. The e 8c joint surveillance target attack radar system or joint stars is an airborne battle management command and control intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance platform.
The northrop grumman e 8 joint surveillance target attack radar system is a united states air force airborne ground surveillance battle management and command and control aircraft. The aircraft is operated by both active duty air force and air national guard units and also carries specially trained us. A united states air force f 16 fighting falcon in flight active united states military aircraft is a list of military aircraft that are used by the united states military.
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