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U.S. Air Force And Navy Aggressors Receive Upgraded F-16Cs From Air National Guard

Fri, 20/01/2023 - 13:49

The Aggressors are bringing new capabilities to the fight, so they can better replicate new threats and train US and allied forces to counter them. The first two “new” F-16s for the 18th Aggressor Squadron [...]

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Ukrainian Super Puma Helicopter Crash Near Kyiv Kills 18, Including Ukraine’s Ministry Of Interior

Wed, 18/01/2023 - 12:43

The helicopter crashed near a kindergarten killing the Ministry, part of his team, and three children. A Ukrainian H-225 Super Puma helicopter has crashed at 08:20AM LT on Jan. 18, 2023, in Brovary, an eastern [...]

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Development Of An Active Flow Control X-Plane For DARPA Progresses

Wed, 18/01/2023 - 11:36

DARPA wants to develop and fly a demonstrator aircraft that does not use external mechanical flight controls. Aurora plans to fly an X-Plane in 2025. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), that serves as the [...]

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Iran To Get Russian Su-35S Fighter Jets In Three Months

Mon, 16/01/2023 - 11:41

The Su-35S aircraft are part of a major package that will also include air defence systems, missile systems and helicopters. Iran will eventually receive Russian Su-35S Flanker-E jets as part of an agreement with Moscow, [...]

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F-15EX Fires Air-to-Air Missiles From New Weapon Stations For The First Time

Thu, 12/01/2023 - 15:47

Both AIM-120 and AIM-9 missiles were test fired from the new outer wing weapon stations which increase the payload of the F-15EX over its predecessor. The U.S. Air Force recently announced that, on Nov. 29, [...]

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F-35 Flies For The First Time With Technology Refresh 3 Upgrades

Wed, 11/01/2023 - 17:55

The aircraft passed the Functional Test Flight ahead of an extensive flight test campaign, paving the way for the Block 4 upgrade. On Jan. 6, 2023, the 461st Flight Test Squadron conducted the first flight [...]

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The U.S. Air Force Wants The F-117 To Fly Until 2034

Tue, 10/01/2023 - 16:52

The U.S. Air Force is looking for suppliers of maintenance and logistic support to continue flight operations of the Nighthawk for 10 years. The F-117 Nighthawk, the first operational stealth aircraft, was officially retired in [...]

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Canada Finalizes Agreement To Acquire 88 F-35s

Mon, 09/01/2023 - 20:38

As part of the largest investment in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 30 years, Canada is purchasing the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lighting II. On Jan. 9, 2023, Canada announced the finalisation of an agreement [...]

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The F-35 Lightning II Will Get A New Radar

Mon, 09/01/2023 - 18:41

The new APG-85 radar will replace the older APG-81 on the upcoming Block 4 fighters. Last year, the U.S. Air Force’s unfunded wish list for Fiscal Year 2023 mentioned the procurement of seven F-35A in [...]

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New E-11A BACN Is Now Operational With U.S. Air Force

Wed, 04/01/2023 - 22:17

This new aircraft will relieve the pressure on the fleet after a E-11 crashed in 2020 and will allow to sustain a high mission capable rate. The U.S. Air Force 430th Expeditionary Electronic Communications Squadron [...]

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From The Cockpit: C-2A COD Pilot Performs His First ‘Shit Hot Break’

Thu, 29/12/2022 - 17:35

Did you know even C-2 Greyhound aircraft perform the famous “Shit Hot Break”? The “break” is the tight turn performed by aircraft recovering aboard a carrier to enter the downwind leg of the traffic pattern. [...]

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‘Small Number’ Of U.S. And International F-35s Grounded After F-35B Incident At Fort Worth

Wed, 28/12/2022 - 21:34

Some Israeli and U.S. F-35s among the aircraft affected by a technical directive issued by the F-35 Joint Program Office. Some F-35s, including at least 11 F-35s of the Israeli Air Force, and an unspecified [...]

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The Italian Air Force Has Retired Its MQ-1C Predator A+ RPAS

Wed, 28/12/2022 - 18:08

The MQ-1C Predator A+ Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) has been retired after 18 years and +30,000 flight hours. On Dec. 19, 2022, with a transfer flight from the 61° Gruppo (Squadron) APR (Aeromobili a [...]

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Bow Shock Wave Caught On Camera As Starfighter Flies At Mach 1.7 Over Florida

Tue, 27/12/2022 - 20:49

Extremely interesting footage shows the bow shock wave around an F-104 Starfighter flying supersonic. As already explained in a previous article, Piercarlo “Capone” Ciacchi is the Director of Flight Operations at Starfighters Aerospace. A former Italian [...]

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Reflecting On The X-37B’s Latest Record-Breaking Mission

Sat, 24/12/2022 - 18:04

The unmanned spaceplane returned to Earth after spending an impressive 908 days in orbit. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully deorbited and landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility on Nov. 12, 2022, [...]

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IFTS: A Deep Dive Into The Joint Italian Air Force – Leonardo Training Centre

Tue, 06/12/2022 - 16:01

The IFTS flight school will train up to 80 pilots per year using dedicated infrastructures, training ranges and reserved airspace. The International Flight Training School (IFTS) has become internationally renowned, throughout its four years of [...]

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Explosion Hits Engels-2 Airbase, Russia, Reportedly Damaging At Least Two Tu-95 Bombers

Mon, 05/12/2022 - 11:00

According to the first reports, at least two Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers were damaged in the attack. Engels-2 airbase, located in Saratov Oblast, some 400 km southeast of Moscow and roughly 700 km from the [...]

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Let’s Have A Closer Look At The B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber

Sat, 03/12/2022 - 11:22

Here’s our second analysis of the Northrop Grumman B-21 sixth generation stealth bomber. It was short, sweet and stealthy. The rollout ceremony for the new Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider was a well-produced but succinct event [...]

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The New B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber Has Just Been Unveiled

Sat, 03/12/2022 - 02:19

The new 6th generation stealth bomber has been unveiled during a ceremony at the company’s site in Palmdale, California. It finally happened. On Dec. 2, 2022, Northrop Grumman, in partnership with the U.S. Air Force, [...]

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Italian Army Takes Delivery Of Its 60th And Final UH-90A Helicopter

Fri, 02/12/2022 - 22:18

Italian Army’s UH-90A helicopter fleet handover complete. The Esercito Italiano took delivery of the the 60th and final UH-90A (NATO designation for the Italian Army NH90 TTH) multirole helicopter. The aircraft, assembled at Leonardo’s Venice [...]

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