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DARPA Discloses Second Successful Flight for Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept

Wed, 06/04/2022 - 11:34

The test, the first for Lockheed Martin’s HAWC prototype, happened last month but was kept under wraps to avoid escalating tensions with Russia. DARPA and the U.S. Air Force recently completed a free flight test [...]

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Footage Emerges Of Russian Ka-52 Alligator Gunship Shot Down By Ukrainian Anti-Tank Missile

Tue, 05/04/2022 - 14:27

A new video shows a Russian Aerospace Forces Ka-52 Alligator destroyed by a Ukrainian ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missile). Not only are Ukrainian MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defense Systems) a significant threat to the Russian Ka-52 [...]

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First Russian Su-35S Flanker-E Confirmed Destroyed In Ukraine

Sun, 03/04/2022 - 18:33

The Su-35S crashed near Izium, Ukraine. It looks like it was configured for SEAD (Suppression Enemy Air Defenses) mission. Images of the wreckage of an aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) have started to [...]

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[Updated] Video Emerges Of Russian Mi-28 Shot Down By MANPADS After Lobbing Rockets Over Eastern Ukraine

Fri, 01/04/2022 - 19:10

Using ballistic rocket-launching tactic didn’t save this Russian gunship helicopter. Just yesterday, we commented a video posted by the Russian MOD that proved that the Ka-52 Alligator helicopters are still lobbing unguided rockets at targets [...]

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Ukrainian Mi-24 Gunships Slipped Across The Border With Russia To Carry Out Attack On A Fuel Depot

Fri, 01/04/2022 - 14:00

An impressive raid was carried out by the Ukrainian Mi-24 Hind attack helicopters on an oil facility in Belgorod, Russia. According to reports surfacing early on Apr. 1, 2022, at least two Ukrainian Mi-24 gunship [...]

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Dreadful Drone Footage Shows What Remains Of Hostomel Airport And The An-225 After Russian Forces Left

Fri, 01/04/2022 - 00:49

Here’s what remains of Antonov Airport, home of the An-225 Mriya. On Mar. 31, 2022, following the statements regarding a reduction in activity around Kyiv, and reporting indicating the withdrawal of some units from these [...]

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New Video Shows Russian Gunship Helicopters Continue Using Ballistic Rocket-Launching Tactic In Ukraine

Thu, 31/03/2022 - 23:21

A new clip from the cockpit again shows Russian Aerospace Forces attack helicopters turned into airborne MRLS and using unguided rockets, in a quite indiscriminate way. Few weeks ago we reported about a video coming [...]

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Kuwait Air Force Takes Delivery Of Third And Fourth Eurofighter Typhoons

Thu, 31/03/2022 - 13:31

The two new Eurofighters for the Kuwait Air Force have just been delivered. Sporting the provisional serials M.T. 55269 and 55270, the third and fourth Eurofighter Typhoons for the Al-Quwwat al-Jawwiyya al-Kuwaytiyya (Kuwait Air Force [...]

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The Oldest F-22 Raptors Might Soon Be Headed For The Boneyard

Wed, 30/03/2022 - 21:39

The U.S. Air Force is planning to retire the 33 oldest, non-combat-capable F-22s to optimize resources The U.S. Air Force is seeking approval from the Congress to retire the oldest Tyndall Air Force Base’s F-22 [...]

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The U.S. Repositions Ten USMC F/A-18C/D ‘Legacy’ Hornets To Eastern Europe Amid Ukrainian Crisis

Wed, 30/03/2022 - 18:11

U.S. repositions 200 Marines from Norway to Lithuania and moves Hornets to Eastern Europe. The build up on NATO’s Eastern Flank continues. Yesterday we reported about the arrival at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, of an [...]

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Switzerland Got A Taste Of The F-35 And Patriot During Armeebotschaft 2022

Wed, 30/03/2022 - 13:40

Switzerland presented citizens and authorities the weapon systems chosen to defend the small Alpine State from current and future threats. Two F-35A Lightning II of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force), took part in “Armeebotschaft [...]

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Six EA-18G Growlers Have Deployed To Germany For Deterrence Mission

Tue, 29/03/2022 - 11:24

U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers have arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base to increase readiness and enhance NATOs collective defense amid growing tensions in Eastern Europe. Six EA-18G Growler aircraft belonging to the Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) [...]

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Canada Selects The F-35 And Enters Into Negotiations With Lockheed Martin For 88 Stealth Jets

Mon, 28/03/2022 - 20:53

Canada is closer to replace its CF-188 Hornet with the F-35 stealth aircraft. As part of the Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP) Canada aims to replace the Royal Canadian Air Force’s fleet of legacy CF-188 [...]

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The A-10 Prepares For ‘Bomb Truck’ Configuration Carrying 16 GBU-39 SDBs During Developmental Tests

Mon, 28/03/2022 - 12:02

The Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) integration, is one of the many programs to keep the A-10 Warthog flying in the 2030s. The U.S. Air Force recently released, on March 25, the first photos of an [...]

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Leonardo’s BriteCloud Cleared To Begin Foreign Comparative Testing In The U.S.

Sat, 26/03/2022 - 21:50

The Expendable Active Decoy will be tested on US F-16s after the recent tests on Italian Tornados and Danish F-16s. The U.S. Air Force’s Seek Eagle Office has approved Leonardo’s BriteCloud 218 Expendable Active Decoy [...]

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Marine Corps F-35Bs Trained With A U.S. F-117 Nighthawk At MCAS Miramar

Mon, 14/02/2022 - 13:57

The U.S. Marine Corps F-35B STOVL (Short Take Off Vertical Landing) jets jointly operated with an F-117 Nighthawk from Tonopah Test Range. On Feb. 8, 2022, the news started circulating online about at least one [...]

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Indonesia Buys 42 Rafale Fighter Jets And F-15IDs Might Join Them Soon

Sun, 13/02/2022 - 18:19

The TNI AU is looking to overhaul its variegated aircraft fleet, currently made of F-16s, Su-27s, Su-30 and Hawk light fighters/trainers. Indonesia and France signed a deal for 42 latest-generation Rafale fighter aircraft, during a [...]

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Northrop Grumman and DARPA Will Develop AI Assistant For The UH-60 Black Hawk

Sat, 12/02/2022 - 21:41

The new AI assistant will help helicopter pilots to perform tasks within and beyond their skillsets. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to develop a prototype Artificial Intelligence (AI) [...]

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Superb Video Of The Four U.S. Air Force B-52 Bombers Arriving Into RAF Fairford Yesterday

Fri, 11/02/2022 - 18:32

Amazing footage with radio comms shows the BUFFs landing at RAF Fairford for Bomber Task Force 22-2. As already reported in detail, four U.S. Air Force B-52H strategic bombers deployed to Europe on Feb. 10, [...]

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Here Are The First Photos Of The F-22s The U.S. Is Deploying To UAE

Thu, 10/02/2022 - 23:41

F-22 Raptors are deploying to UAE via Moron Air Base, Spain. On Feb. 10, 2022, six U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor jets landed at Moron Air Base, Spain. Flying as TABOR 11-17 and supported by [...]

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