US Air Force lost seven aircraft in three months: why this is happening


Over the past three months, the U.S. Air Force and Navy have lost as many as seven aircraft. This state of affairs alarmed experts trying to understand the reasons for such a large number of non-combat losses of US fighters. This was reported by the Military Watch portal.


Among the crashed combat vehicles are three fifth-generation invisible fighters, including the F-22 Raptor and F-35A. On June 8, the US Air Force transport C-130 crashed in Iraq. On June 15, the F-15C crashed, taking off from the territory of Great Britain to carry out an intelligence mission in the Mediterranean - the pilot died. Three days later, the United States Navy Boeing F-18F Super Hornet crashed into the Philippine Sea. A few weeks later, right at the airbase, the F-16C was disabled - a strong fire occurred on board the aircraft. Thus, the disasters affected both old aircraft operating since the Cold War and the new one. equipment - This eliminates obsolete equipment as a cause of emergency with fighter jets.

According to analysts, losses could have occurred due to problems with aircraft maintenance, gaps in the training of pilots, as well as failures in the software of the equipment.

Observers of the American publication emphasize that despite what is happening, the program for the rearmament of the US Air Force will continue. So, the retired F-15C Eagle will be replaced by more efficient and less emergency sixth generation FX fighters.

The root of the problem, apparently - not in the planes themselves, but in how they are used and operated

- stated in the Military Watch.
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  1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 17 July 2020 16: 49
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    Stopped using Chinese screwdrivers and keys, and switched to American?
    1. boriz Offline
      boriz (boriz) 17 July 2020 17: 21
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      Now Mykola 1950 will appear and, in the style of the Lviv Military-Political School, will explain that we don’t understand a damn thing.
  2. boriz Offline
    boriz (boriz) 17 July 2020 17: 24
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    So, the retired F-15C Eagle will be replaced by more efficient and less emergency sixth generation FX fighters.

    In fact, the Yankees need to decide: either F 15 - it sucks and they will write it off, or upgrade it to the “heaviest” fighter of all time. Moreover, it’s just ridiculous to talk about the accident rate of a fighter, which is not there.
    Or cowards, or a cross ...
  3. Siberian southerner (Sergey A) 17 July 2020 21: 20
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    Import substitution, switched to their parts. The Chinese are now enemies. Well, the generals are sawing the budget ...
    1. Lawyer Offline
      Lawyer (Olaf) 30 July 2020 08: 15
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      Well, everywhere there are Russian generals, judges and policemen.
      Either the mistakes of the sloven pilots, or the booby technicians, or the Russian Komsomol members at night with a screwdriver entered the air bases.
      Young Guards, so to speak.
  4. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 18 July 2020 13: 12
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    stated in Military Watch.

    - interesting, but other resources, in principle, do not exist, or the question is somehow deeper?