Military Flights 12-12-22

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about military flights. Seeing an uptick lately!

E-3

Boeing E-3 Sentry is an American airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft developed by Boeing. E-3s are commonly known as AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System). It provides all-weather surveillance, command, control, and communications.

E-6

Boeing E-6 Mercury is an airborne command post and communications relay The E-6B conveys instructions from the National Command Authority to fleet ballistic missile submarines (see communication with submarines), a mission known as TACAMO (“Take Charge And Move Out”).

P-8 Poseidon

P-8A Poseidon is designed for long-range anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW), and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions; it is defined by a unique combination of state of the art sensors, proven weapons systems, and a globally recognized platform.

Air Refuelers

Pegasus & Stratotankers are air refuelers. When you see air refuelers circling, you can assume there are likely fighter jets being refueled.

Fighters

Hunter Hawkers & F5s

Author: Shawn

"The burden of suffering seems a tombstone hung about our necks, while in reality it is only a weight which is necessary to keep down the diver while he is hunting for pearls" Jean Paul Richter

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