ALERT Danish and Italian fighter jets scrambled 4 times last week to Russian warplanes

NATO air-policing jets guarding the Baltic skies were last week scrambled four times from Lithuania to intercept Russian warplanes flying in the international airspace above the Baltic Sea. According to the Lithuanian Defense Ministry, all four Russian aircraft were transport airplanes flying with pre-filed flight plans, maintained contact with flight controllers but had their onboard transponders off. They were…

VIDEO USAF B1B takes off to Syria on Friday, the first combat employment of JASSM-ER weapon

A​ ​@28thBombWing #B1B Lancer takes off on a strike mission April 13, in support of the multinational response to ​#​Syria’s recent use of chemical weapons. Two B-1Bs employed 19 JASSM-ER, the first combat employment of the weapon.​ #AirPower pic.twitter.com/XVzZEodHN3 — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) April 15, 2018 A​ ​28th Bomb Wing #B1B Lancer takes…