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Royal Jordanian Air Force
The ROYAL JORDANIAN AIR FORCE (RJAF; Arabic : سلاح الجو الملكي الأردني, transliterated _Silāḥ ul-Jawu al-Malakī ’al-Urdunī_) is the air force branch of the Jordanian Armed Forces . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Early days * 1.2 1960s * 1.3 1970s * 1.4 1980s * 1.5 1991 Persian Gulf War and the 1990s * 1.6 Modern era * 1.7 Operations in Syria 2014–2015 * 2 Mission * 3 Organization * 3.1 Squadrons * 3.2 Royal Jordanian Air Defence * 4 Aircraft * 5 Aircraft * 5.1 Current inventory * 5.2 Retired aircraft * 5.3 Retired aircraft * 6 Personnel * 6.1 Commanders * 6.2 Notable persons * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links HISTORYEARLY DAYS A de havilland Vampire FB.6 illustrating the markings of the Royal Jordanian Air Force Jordan gained independence in 1946, but its first air bases had been set up in 1931 by the Royal Air Force . By 1950, Jordan began to develop a small air arm which came to be known as the ARAB LEGION AIR FORCE (ALAF). The Royal Air Force assisted in training this small air arm and provided equipment. The ALAF's primary fighter was the de Havilland Vampire and a Vickers VC.1 Viking was operated as a VIP aircraft for use by the King of Jordan
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Jordan
JORDAN (/ˈdʒɔːrdən/ ; Arabic : الأردن‎‎ _Al-Urdunn_), officially THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN ( Arabic : المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية‎‎ _Al-Mamlakah Al-Urdunnīyah Al-Ḥāshimīyah_), is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia , on the East Bank of the Jordan River . Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the east and south; Iraq to the north-east; Syria to the north; Israel , Palestine and the Dead Sea to the west; and the Red Sea in its extreme south-west. Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. The capital, Amman , is Jordan's most populous city as well as the country's economic, political and cultural centre. What is now Jordan has been inhabited by humans since the Paleolithic period. Three stable kingdoms emerged there at the end of the Bronze Age : Ammon , Moab and Edom . Later rulers include the Nabataean Kingdom , the Roman Empire , and the Ottoman Empire . After the Great Arab Revolt against the Ottomans in 1916 during World War I , the Ottoman Empire was partitioned by Britain and France. The Emirate of Transjordan was established in 1921 by the then Emir Abdullah I and it became a British protectorate
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King Of Jordan
The King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Jordan
is Jordan
Jordan
's head of state and monarch . He serves as the head of the Jordanian monarchy — the Hashemite dynasty. The king is addressed as His Majesty (صاحب الجلالة). CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Succession * 3 Monarchs of Jordan
Jordan
(1921–present) * 3.1 Emirate of Transjordan (1921–1946) * 3.2 Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan/ Jordan
Jordan
(1946–present) * 4 Timeline * 5 Royal Standard * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORY Further information: History of Jordan
Jordan
The Jordanian monarchy was set up in 1921. The sons of Hussein bin Ali , the Sharif of Mecca
Sharif of Mecca
from 1908 until 1916, were set up as kings of Iraq and Jordan. In Jordan, Abdullah I was made Emir of Transjordan , a post he held from 11 April 1921 until Transjordan was granted independence on 25 May 1946 as the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan. Abdullah was crowned the country's first king. The country's name was shortened to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Jordan
on 3 April 1949, after the 1948 Arab–Israeli War
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Air Force
An AIR FORCE, also known in some countries as an AIR ARMY, is in the broadest sense, the national military branch that primarily conducts aerial warfare . More specifically, it is the branch of a nation 's armed services that is responsible for aerial warfare as distinct from an army , navy , or a marine corps . Typically, air forces are responsible for gaining control of the air , carrying out strategic and tactical bombing missions, and providing support to land and naval forces . The term "air force" may also refer to a tactical air force or numbered air force , which is an operational formation either within a national air force or comprising several air components from allied nations. Air forces typically consist of a combination of fighters , bombers , helicopters , transport planes and other aircraft. Many air forces are also responsible for operations of the military space , intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), and communications equipment. Some air forces may command and control other air defence assets such as anti-aircraft artillery , surface-to-air missiles , or anti-ballistic missile warning networks and defensive systems
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Aerial Warfare
AERIAL WARFARE is the battlespace use of military aircraft and other flying machines in warfare . Aerial warfare includes bombers attacking enemy installations or a concentration of enemy troops or strategic targets ; fighter aircraft battling for control of airspace ; attack aircraft engaging in close air support against ground targets; naval aviation flying against sea and nearby land targets; gliders , helicopters and other aircraft to carry airborne forces such as paratroopers ; aerial refueling tankers to extend operation time or range; and military transport aircraft to move cargo and personnel. Historically, military aircraft have included lighter-than-air balloons carrying artillery observers ; lighter-than-air airships for bombing cities; various sorts of reconnaissance , surveillance and early warning aircraft carrying observers, cameras and radar equipment; torpedo bombers to attack enemy shipping; and military air-sea rescue aircraft for saving downed airmen . Modern aerial warfare includes missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles . Surface forces are likely to respond to enemy air activity with anti-aircraft warfare
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Jordanian Armed Forces
The JORDANIAN ARMED FORCES (القوات المسلحة الأردنية), also referred to as the ARAB ARMY (الجيش العربي), are the military forces of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Jordan
. They consist of the ground forces , air force , and navy and is under the direct control of the King of Jordan
King of Jordan
who is the Commander-in-Chief . The current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is Lieutenant General Mahmoud Freihat , who is also the King's military adviser. The first organized army in Jordan
Jordan
was established on 22 October 1920, and was named the "Mobile Force". At the time it only had 150 men in its ranks. On its third anniversary in 1923, the force was renamed the Arab Legion , consisting of 1,000 men. By the time Jordan became an independent state in 1946, the Arab Legion numbered some 8,000 soldiers in 3 mechanized regiments. In 1956, King Hussein dismissed all British generals and changed the name of the Legion into the "Jordanian Arab Army" in what became known as the Arabization of the Jordanian Army command . The army fought in several wars and battles, mostly against Israel
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Amman, Jordan
AMMAN (English: /ɑːˈmɑːn/ ; Arabic
Arabic
: عمّان‎‎ ʻammān pronounced ) is the capital and most populous city of Jordan
Jordan
, and the country's economic, political and cultural centre. Situated in north-central Jordan, Amman
Amman
is the administrative centre of the Amman Governorate . The city has a population of 4,007,526 and a land area of 1,680 square kilometres (648.7 sq mi). Today, Amman
Amman
is considered to be among the most liberal and westernized Arab cities. It is a major tourist destination in the region, particularly among Arab and European tourists. The earliest evidence of settlement in the area is a Neolithic site known as \ 'Ain Ghazal . Its successor was known as "Rabbath Ammon", which was the capital of the Ammonites , then as "Philadelphia", and finally as Amman. It was initially built on seven hills but now spans over 19 hills combining 27 districts, which are administered by the Greater Amman Municipality headed by its mayor Aqel Biltaji . Areas of Amman
Amman
have gained their names from either the hills (Jabal) or the valleys (Wadi) they occupy, such as Jabal Lweibdeh and Wadi Abdoun
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Major General
MAJOR GENERAL (short MG or MAJ. GEN.) is a military rank used in many countries. It is derived from the older rank of sergeant major general . The disappearance of the "sergeant" in the title explains the apparently confusing phenomenon whereby a lieutenant general outranks a major general (although a major outranks a lieutenant, a lieutenant outranks a sergeant-major.) In the Commonwealth
Commonwealth
and the United States, it is a division commander's rank subordinate to the rank of lieutenant general and senior to the rank of brigadier or brigadier general . In the Commonwealth, major general is equivalent to the navy rank of rear admiral, and in air forces with a separate rank structure, it is equivalent to air vice-marshal . In some countries, including much of Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
, major general is the lowest of the general officer ranks, with no brigadier-grade rank above colonel
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Attack Aircraft
An ATTACK AIRCRAFT, STRIKE AIRCRAFT, or ATTACK BOMBER, is a tactical military aircraft that has a primary role of carrying out airstrikes with greater precision than bombers , and is prepared to encounter strong low-level air defenses while pressing the attack. This class of aircraft is designed mostly for close air support and naval air-to-surface missions, overlapping the tactical bomber mission. Designs dedicated to non-naval roles are often known as GROUND-ATTACK AIRCRAFT. Fighter aircraft often carry out the attack role, although they would not be considered attack aircraft _per se_, although fighter-bomber conversions of those same aircraft would be considered part of the class. Strike fighters , which have effectively replaced the fighter-bomber and light bomber concepts, also differ little from the broad concept of an attack aircraft. The dedicated attack aircraft as a separate class existed primarily during and after World War II . The precise implementation varied from country to country, and was handled by a wide variety of designs. In the US and UK, attack aircraft were generally based on light bombers , sometimes carrying heavier forward-firing weapons like the B-25G and Mosquito Tsetse
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Bell AH-1 Cobra
The BELL AH-1 COBRA is a two-blade, single-engine attack helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter . It was developed using the engine, transmission and rotor system of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois . A member of the prolific Huey family , the AH-1 is also referred to as the HUEYCOBRA or SNAKE. The AH-1 was the backbone of the United States Army 's attack helicopter fleet, but has been replaced by the AH-64 Apache in Army service. Upgraded versions continue to fly with the militaries of several other nations. The AH-1 twin engine versions remain in service with United States Marine Corps (USMC) as the service's primary attack helicopter. Surplus AH-1 helicopters have been converted for fighting forest fires. CONTENTS* 1 Development * 1.1 Background * 1.1.1 Iroquois Warrior, Sioux Scout and AAFSS * 1.2 Model 209 * 1.3 Into production * 2 Operational history * 2.1 U.S. military * 2.2 Israel * 2.3 Japan * 2.4 Jordan * 2.5 Turkey * 2.6 Pakistan * 2.7 U.S
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Fighter Aircraft
A FIGHTER AIRCRAFT is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat against other aircraft, as opposed to bombers and attack aircraft , whose main mission is to attack ground targets. The hallmarks of a fighter are its speed, maneuverability, and small size relative to other combat aircraft. Many fighters have secondary ground-attack capabilities, and some are designed as dual-purpose fighter-bombers ; often aircraft that do not fulfill the standard definition are called fighters. This may be for political or national security reasons, for advertising purposes, or other reasons. A fighter's main purpose is to establish air superiority over a battlefield. Since World War I , achieving and maintaining air superiority has been considered essential for victory in conventional warfare . The success or failure of a belligerent's efforts to gain air supremacy hinges on several factors including the skill of its pilots, the tactical soundness of its doctrine for deploying its fighters, and the numbers and performance of those fighters. Because of the importance of air superiority, since the dawn of aerial combat armed forces have constantly competed to develop technologically superior fighters and to deploy these fighters in greater numbers, and fielding a viable fighter fleet consumes a substantial proportion of the defense budgets of modern armed forces
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F-16
The GENERAL DYNAMICS F-16
F-16
FIGHTING FALCON is a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin
) for the United States
United States
Air Force (USAF). Designed as an air superiority day fighter , it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. Over 4,500 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976. Although no longer being purchased by the U.S. Air Force, improved versions are still being built for export customers. In 1993, General Dynamics
General Dynamics
sold its aircraft manufacturing business to the Lockheed Corporation
Lockheed Corporation
, which in turn became part of Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin
after a 1995 merger with Martin Marietta . The Fighting Falcon's key features include a frameless bubble canopy for better visibility, side-mounted control stick to ease control while maneuvering, a seat reclined 30 degrees to reduce the effect of g-forces on the pilot , and the first use of a relaxed static stability /fly-by-wire flight control system which helps to make it a nimble aircraft. The F-16
F-16
has an internal M61 Vulcan cannon and 11 locations for mounting weapons and other mission equipment
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Northrop F-5
The NORTHROP F-5A AND F-5B FREEDOM FIGHTER and the F-5E AND F-5F TIGER II are part of a supersonic light fighter family, initially designed in the late 1950s by Northrop Corporation . Being smaller and simpler than contemporaries such as the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II , the F-5 cost less to both procure and operate, making it a popular export aircraft. The F-5 started life as a privately funded light fighter program by Northrop in the 1950s. The design team wrapped a small, highly aerodynamic fighter around two compact and high-thrust General Electric J85 engines, focusing on performance and low cost of maintenance. Though primarily designed for the day air superiority role, the aircraft is also a capable ground-attack platform. The F-5A entered service in the early 1960s. During the Cold War , over 800 were produced through 1972 for U.S. allies. Though the USAF had no acknowledged need for a light fighter, it did procure roughly 1,200 Northrop T-38 Talon trainer aircraft, which were directly based on the F-5A. After winning the International Fighter Aircraft competition in 1970, a program aimed at providing effective low-cost fighters to American allies, Northrop introduced the second-generation F-5E Tiger II in 1972
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Trainer (aircraft)
A TRAINER is a class of aircraft designed specifically to facilitate flight training of pilots and aircrews. The use of a dedicated trainer aircraft with additional safety features—such as tandem flight controls, forgiving flight characteristics and a simplified cockpit arrangement—allows pilots-in-training to safely advance their real-time piloting, navigation and warfighting skills without the danger of overextending their abilities alone in a fully featured aircraft. Civilian pilots are normally trained in a light aircraft, with two or more seats to allow for a student and instructor. The aircraft may be modified to withstand the flight conditions imposed by training flights. CONTENTS * 1 Tandem and side by side * 2 Phases * 2.1 Ab initio * 2.2 Basic training * 2.3 Advanced training * 2.4 Lead-in fighter training * 2.5 Operational conversion * 2.6 Multi-engine trainers * 2.7 Navigation trainers * 3 Aerobatic display teams * 4 Combat use of trainers * 5 The future * 6 Historical * 7 References TANDEM AND SIDE BY SIDE Cockpit of the Aermacchi SF.260 . Student pilot or PIC in the right-hand seat, where all primary flight instrument are. The two seating configurations for trainer aircraft are: pilot and instructor side by side, or in tandem, usually with the pilot in front and the instructor behind
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CASA C-101 Aviojet
The CASA C-101
CASA C-101
AVIOJET is a low-wing single engine jet-powered advanced trainer and light attack aircraft. It remains in service in the Spanish Air Force and some other countries; it is also flown by the Patrulla Aguila
Patrulla Aguila
aerobatics team. It was designed to replace the already outdated Hispano Saeta . Spanish aircraft maker CASA began work on the C-101 in 1975. Germany's MBB and the USA's Northrop helped with the development, and the first four prototypes flew in June 1977. The design followed that of other jet trainers such as the BAE Hawk and the Alpha Jet , but was less aerodynamically sophisticated, with an unswept wing, and it had limited weapons capability. CONTENTS * 1 Design and development * 2 Operators * 3 Specifications (CASA C-101EB) * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENTThe aircraft was designed in response to a Spanish Air Force requirement in 1975 for a jet trainer to replace its aging fleet of Hispano HA-200s and Ha.220s. Like many European jet trainers, it was also to have a limited attack capability. CASA sought technical assistance from Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm
Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm
(MBB) and Northrop , the latter designing the wings
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Slingsby T-67 Firefly
The SLINGSBY T67 FIREFLY, originally produced as the FOURNIER RF-6, is a two-seat aerobatic training aircraft, built by Slingsby Aviation in Kirkbymoorside , Yorkshire
Yorkshire
, England
England
. It has been successfully used by the UK armed forces, where the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
used 22 Slingsby T67M260s as their basic trainer between 1995 and 2010, with over 100,000 flight hours flown out of RAF Barkston Heath (Army, Royal Navy and Royal Marines students, who lived on camp at RAF Cranwell) and also RAF Church Fenton (RAF and foreign students were accommodated at RAF Linton on Ouse, and bussed to and from the airfield daily). The Slingsby has also been used by the Royal Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Auxiliary Air Force , the Royal Jordanian Air Force (still currently used), and other military training schools around the world for many years. Also, in December 2012, the National Flying Laboratory Centre at Cranfield University in the UK acquired a T67M260 to supplement its Scottish Aviation Bulldog aerobatic trainer for MSc student flight experience and training. The Slingsby is a very competent basic trainer and is still operated by many private individuals for standard-level aerobatics training
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