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Jordan F-16s strike ISIS targets and honor pilot's family

Unread postPosted: 06 Feb 2015, 09:29
by Lieven
Jordan released a video of the Jordan F-16s going after ISIS


Re: Jordan F-16s strike ISIS targets and honor pilot's famil

Unread postPosted: 10 Feb 2015, 00:22
by tbarlow
Anyone notice that for jets going into combat, very few have an AIM-9 or 120 on the rails?

Re: Jordan F-16s strike ISIS targets and honor pilot's famil

Unread postPosted: 10 Feb 2015, 05:47
by Jon
Probably anticipating extremely limited air-to-air threat.

Re: Jordan F-16s strike ISIS targets and honor pilot's famil

Unread postPosted: 12 Feb 2015, 04:14
by FlightDreamz
Saw a LOT of "dumb"bombs on the racks. Have to watch it again, saw one laser guided bomb (Paveway?) at the end of the clip, maybe another guided bomb earlier, not much else. Wonder what targets Jordan is planning to go after and how they are going to limit collateral damage (or are they)?

Re: Jordan F-16s strike ISIS targets and honor pilot's famil

Unread postPosted: 16 Feb 2015, 09:06
by hornetfinn
FlightDreamz wrote:Saw a LOT of "dumb"bombs on the racks. Have to watch it again, saw one laser guided bomb (Paveway?) at the end of the clip, maybe another guided bomb earlier, not much else. Wonder what targets Jordan is planning to go after and how they are going to limit collateral damage (or are they)?


I think Jordan has very limited numbers of smart weapons and they are using what they have. AFAIK, they have only GBU-12s and AGM-65G Mavericks that can be classified as smart weapons.

It seems like US is considering supplying RJAF with more precision guided weapons:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/14/us-usa-jordan-arms-idUSKBN0LH2GP20150214

I personally hope US would supply RJAF with appropriate precision guided weapons like at least JDAMs and LGBs.