Establishing air superiority in today’s complex global security climate requires the unprecedented capabilities and versatility that only the F-35 Lightning II can offer.
"The Commemorative Air Force B-29 “FIFI”; the World’s only flying B?29 Superfortress “FIFI” is available for a limited number of airshow appearances and the 2013 Annual MCAS Yuma Airshow & Open House is one of them.
The F-5N Tiger II is a single seat, twin-engine, tactical fighter and attack aircraft that provides simulated air-to-air combat training. The F-5F is a dual-seat version, twin-engine tactical fighter commonly used for training and adversary combat tactics. The F-5 aircraft serve in an aggressor-training role with simulation capabilities of current threat aircraft in fighter-combat mode.
The UC-12B/F/M Huron is the military version of the King Air 200 aircraft manufactured by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation. The UC-12W Huron is a modified version of Hawker Beechcraft’s King Air 350 and is a modern and improved variant of the UC-12B/F/M. The Huron is a low-wing, T-tail monoplane with two turboprop engines. The cabin can be readily configured to accommodate passengers, cargo or both.
The Boeing H-46 Sea Knight is a medium-lift tandem rotor cargo helicopter, used by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to provide all-weather, day-or-night assault transport of combat troops, supplies and equipment.
The heavy-lift helicopter of the Marine Corps can carry a 26,000-pound Light Armored Vehicle, 16 tons of cargo 50 miles and back, or enough combat-loaded Marines to lead an assault or humanitarian operation; but perhaps what's most amazing about the largest military helicopter in the U.S. is what it achieves despite its size.
The recent development and fielding of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) has delivered even more capabilities to our Marines. One such aircraft, the RQ-7B Shadow, is deployed in squadrons as an asset of the Marine Expeditionary Force or Marine Expeditionary Brigade. Designed to provide reconnaissance, relay communications and assist in target acquisition, the RQ-7B Shadow keeps an eye above the battlefield for extended periods of time, constantly relaying information between Marine air and ground controls.
It is the ability of the EA-6B Prowler to neutralize enemy air defenses that enables Marines to gain the air superiority needed for mission success.
A basic tenet of all Marine aircraft is the requirement for usability in multiple missions, and the Marine F/A-18 upholds this doctrine. Able to be quickly configured for fighter or attack missions, or a combination of both, the twin-engine, all-weather, day or night Marine jet can be used for fighter escort, enemy air defense suppression, reconnaissance, air control and the calling card of Marine Aviation: close air support.