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USAF’s XQ-67A Drone Makes First Flight

Fri, 01/03/2024 - 08:08

AFRL announced that its new XQ-67A Off-Board Sensing Station successfully accomplished its first flight. USAF’s Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) announced that on Feb. 28, 2024, its new XQ-67A accomplished its first flight. Developed by [...]

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Luftwaffe Deploys Eurofighters to Latvia for Baltic Air Policing

Thu, 29/02/2024 - 19:20

The German detachment involves almost 100 officers and soldiers from the Tatktischen Luftwaffengeschwader 74 (Tactical Air Squadron), and it is commanded by Oberstleutnant (Lt. Col.) Swen Jacob. The German Air Force deployed five Eurofighter jets [...]

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Tornado Damages Air Force Museum’s Buildings And Aircraft At Wright-Patterson AFB

Thu, 29/02/2024 - 11:29

Historic aircraft and buildings of the National Museum of the Air Force were extensively damaged by a tornado that hit Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Images shared online by the 88th Air Base Wing, show the [...]

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Singapore Plans To Buy Eight F-35As Along With Twelve F-35Bs

Wed, 28/02/2024 - 22:05

RSAF announced after the Singapore Airshow that it will acquire eight F-35As On Feb.28, 2024, the Ministry of Defence of Singapore (MINDEF) announced that it will acquire an additional eight F-35As along with its previous [...]

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Leonardo C-27J Flying Testbed Tests Innovative Solutions For Clean Sky 2 Programme

Tue, 27/02/2024 - 22:23

The test experimented innovative wingtips and morphing winglets capable of changing shape during flight. Leonardo concluded at Torino-Caselle airport the Regional Integrated Aircraft Demonstration Platform campaign with its C-27J Flying Test Bed, a technological demonstration [...]

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U.S. B-1B Bombers Arrive In Sweden For Bomber Task Force 24-2

Mon, 26/02/2024 - 16:58

Two bombers deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base to Luleå-Kallax Air Base, where they will integrate with the Swedish Armed Forces, NATO Allies and other international partners. Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to [...]

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Ukraine Says It Has Shot Down Another Russian A-50U Mainstay

Fri, 23/02/2024 - 21:24

The Ukrainian Air Force has reportedly shot down another Russian A-50U over the Sea of Azov. On Feb. 23, 2024, “as a result of a joint operation of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry [...]

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Putin Flies Aboard Modernized Tu-160M Strategic Bomber

Fri, 23/02/2024 - 19:15

Vladimir Putin took a 30-minute ride in a modernized Tu-160M supersonic bomber as part of the crew yesterday. Russian President Vladimir Putin flew in a Tu-160M strategic bomber on Feb. 22, 2024. A 30-minute sortie [...]

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The Italian Air Force Bids Farewell To The AB-212 Helicopter

Thu, 22/02/2024 - 21:39

The AB-212 (HH-212) Twin Huey helicopter made its last flight today ending a 40-year career in the Italian Air Force. The last HH-212 (as the AB-212 is designated in accordance with the Italian MOD Mission [...]

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US Approves GBU-53 And AIM-120C-8 Foreign Military Sale To Italy

Thu, 22/02/2024 - 15:21

The weapons will equip the Italian F-35 fleet, with the AIM-120C-8 possibly being a temporary solution until the Meteor BVRAAM is integrated on the 5th gen aircraft. After the U.S. Department of Defense published in [...]

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Turkish Kaan National Combat Aircraft Flies For The First Time

Wed, 21/02/2024 - 12:47

Formerly known as TF-X, Kaan will replace the F-16 in the 2030s. In the early morning of Feb.21, 2024, a little less than a year from its rollout, the prototype of the TF Kaan National [...]

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U.S. Navy Surging Last C-2 Greyhound Squadron As CMV-22 Osprey Remains Grounded

Tue, 20/02/2024 - 23:21

The last 15 C-2As are surging to meet the carrier onboard delivery mission after all Ospreys were grounded in December, with DOT&E meanwhile reporting that the CMV-22 is not operationally suitable. The U.S. Navy is [...]

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Belgian Air Force Unexpectedly Cancels F-16 Solo Display Team

Tue, 20/02/2024 - 15:52

The service decided to cancel the 2024 season and focus on the transition to the F-35. The Belgian Air Force unexpectedly announced on Feb. 19, 2024, that the F-16 Solo Display Team will not be [...]

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First Alabama ANG F-35 Takes Part In Special Flyover With Red Tail P-51 And F-16Cs

Mon, 19/02/2024 - 13:38

The new Alabama ANG’s F-35 flagship, with a red tail honoring the Tuskegee Airmen legacy, took part in a flyover at Dannelly Field, along with another F-35A, two F-16s and a P-51. The 187th Fighter [...]

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Drones And New Technologies Are Reinventing The U.S. Air Force And Future Airpower

Fri, 16/02/2024 - 15:25

Lessons learned from current conflicts show that a deep, fundamental shift in airpower is occurring worldwide and the Air Force needs to adapt, says its chief. During his State of the Air Force address at [...]

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UK, Italy And Japan Sign GCAP Development Treaty

Thu, 14/12/2023 - 17:26

The GCAP Development treaty confirmed that the HQ of the programme will be based in the UK, while the first CEO will come from Italy. Defence Ministers from Italy, Japan and UK met today in [...]

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B-2 Spirit On Global Power Mission Diverts To RAF Fairford

Thu, 14/12/2023 - 00:34

A B-2 Spirit diverted to the UK during a mission from Whiteman Air Force Base. On Dec. 13, 2023, B-2A Spirit 82-1066 “Spirit of America” landed at RAF Fairford, UK, where it diverted during a [...]

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Another VPU-2’s ‘Mystery’ P-8A Poseidon Equipped With The MUOS UHF SATCOM Hump

Wed, 13/12/2023 - 22:39

A P-8A Poseidon of the secretive VPU-2 squadron has been modified with the addition, among all other things, of the MUOS UHF-band SATCOM dome. On Dec. 12, 2023, our reader Jeffrey Stoermer, spotted a pretty [...]

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Watch An AC-130J Ghostrider Firing Its Cannons Through IR Vision

Tue, 12/12/2023 - 14:20

One of the U.S. Air Force AC-130J Ghostrider aircraft involved in an exercise has been filmed as it fired at training targets through an IR sensor. The AC-130J Ghostrider, a 5th generation gunship that has [...]

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First Belgian F-35A Rolls Out Of Factory At Fort Worth

Mon, 11/12/2023 - 19:40

The aircraft, the first of 34 on order, will be delivered next year and based at Luke Air Force Base for training. Lockheed Martin rolled out of its production facilities in Fort Worth, Texas, the [...]

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