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Four Super Hornets From USS Truman Supported By Two C-2A Greyhounds Deploy To Aviano Air Base

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 17:12

The Super Hornets belonging to CVW-1 will operate from Aviano Air Base for little less than two weeks. Some interesting aircraft have arrived in northeastern Italy on Feb. 7, 2022: supported by two C-2A Greyhounds [...]

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German Air Force Eurofighters Join Italian Air force Enhanced Air Policing In Romania

Mon, 07/02/2022 - 23:24

The Italian and German Eurofighters will provide joint QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) under a new “Plug & Fight” concept. Between the end of February and the beginning of March 2022, the Italian Air Force Eurofighters [...]

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F-35C Ramp Strike Video Leaked Online

Sun, 06/02/2022 - 11:42

The video shows the F-35C suffering a ramp strike before bursting in flames and skidding off the deck. Video footage from the USS Carl Vinson’s  Pilot’s Landing Aid Television (PLAT) camera has just been leaked [...]

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Germany Considering Again The F-35 To Replace The Tornado

Sun, 06/02/2022 - 00:29

The F-35 would be used to replace the German Air Force Tornado in the nuclear strike role. Germany is once again considering the F-35 as a potential replacement of its ageing Tornado fleet, that Berlin [...]

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Italian F-35s Will Get AIM-9X Block II Air-To-Air Missiles

Fri, 04/02/2022 - 19:42

The missiles will fill a capability gap caused by the IRIS-T not being integrated with the F-35. The Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) Air-to-Air Missiles Program Office (PMA-259) just announced that Italy became the 28th [...]

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F-35 Has Taken Over The QRA Role From F-16 In Norway

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 19:25

The Transfer Of Authority of the QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) to the F-35 ended the F-16’s mission after 42 years. On Jan. 6, 2022, the Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35A Lightning II officially took over [...]

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Let’s Talk About The Israel Air Industries Loitering Munitions And What They’re Capable Of

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 17:57

Loitering munitions are becoming increasingly common in modern conflicts, providing benefits over classic munitions but also some ethical questions. Modern conflicts are continuously evolving, and so are the technologies employed on the battlefield. One of [...]

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South Korean F-35A Performs Belly Landing Due To ‘Avionic System Issues’

Tue, 04/01/2022 - 18:55

It’s the first known gear-up landing of an F-35. An F-35A of the ROKAF (Republic Of Korea Air Force) carried out an emergency landing at 12.51 PM on Jan. 4, 2022, South Korea’s Yonhap news [...]

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Pakistan Might Be Getting Chinese J-10 Fighter Aircraft

Mon, 03/01/2022 - 18:41

Pakistani Interior Minister stated that 25 fighters will be delivered by March to counter Indian Rafales. After years of rumors, it looks like Pakistan might be getting the Chinese Chengdu J-10 fighter jet for real. [...]

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Check Out This Amazing Video Of German Air Force Tornado Aircraft Flying Low Level Over Afghanistan

Mon, 03/01/2022 - 18:27

Some really cool footage shows the Tornado aircraft in action during their 3-year deployment to Mazar-i-Sharif. For 3 years, from 2007 to 2010, a contingent of six German Air Force Tornado IDS aircraft operated over [...]

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AW149 Helicopter’s Live Fire Testing Activity With Rockets Caught On Camera

Fri, 31/12/2021 - 00:23

Interesting footage shows the AgustaWestland AW149 during recent live fire tests in Hungary. The AgustaWestland AW149 is an advanced, medium-lift multirole military helicopter developed by AgustaWestland, now Leonardo. Equipped with a single pilot NVG compatible [...]

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The Royal Netherlands Air Force Has Declared Its F-35A Operational

Mon, 27/12/2021 - 22:48

The Dutch F-35A aircraft have achieved the IOC (Initial Operational Capability). On Dec. 27, 2021, the Netherlands MOD and Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNlAF) have officially declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for their F-35A fleet. [...]

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Italian Air Force’s Counter-UAS Capability Carries Out First Operational Deployment To Qatar

Fri, 24/12/2021 - 19:14

The Italian Air Force anti-drone system was deployed to support the Qatari Armed Forces during a sport event. From Nov. 23 to Dec. 20, 2021, the Italian Air Force deployed a Counter-Unmanned Aerial Anti-drone System [...]

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Insane Video Of RAF Buccaneers Flying Ultra Low Level During Mock Attack On HMS Liverpool Off Gibraltar

Thu, 23/12/2021 - 17:35

This footage proves how low the RAF Buccaneers could fly during a maritime strike mission… Blackburn Aircraft Company NA.39 was a carrier-borne, high-speed low-level strike aircraft which, in its production form, became famous as the [...]

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Intense HUD Video Lets You Feel The Tension Of A Naval Aviator During His First Cat Shot Off An Aircraft Carrier

Mon, 20/12/2021 - 20:41

Ever wondered what a catapult shot looks like from the cockpit of a T-45 Goshawk? Here’s the HUD tape. Rob Roy is a former Naval Aviator who flew the C-2A Greyhound with the “Rawhides” of [...]

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RAF Typhoon’s First Air-To-Air Kill: Terrorist Drone Shot Down In Syria

Thu, 16/12/2021 - 17:46

A Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4 has shot down a “small hostile drone” in Syria. In what the UK Ministry of Defence called an “unprecedented event”, an RAF Typhoon conducted the type’s first ever operational [...]

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RAF Lakenheath Has Become The First Base in Europe To Receive U.S. Air Force F-35s

Thu, 16/12/2021 - 16:17

The first F-35A aircraft of the newly formed 495th Fighter Squadron have arrived in the UK. Four F-35A aircraft departed from Fort Worth, Texas, arrived at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, on Dec. 15, 2021, marking [...]

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Take A Look At These Cool Photos Of The Delivery Flight Of The Kuwait Air Force’s First Eurofighter Typhoons

Wed, 15/12/2021 - 12:20

The first Eurofighter Typhoons destined to the Kuwait Air Force have been delivered. These stunning images show them during their delivery flight. On Dec. 14, 2021, the first two out of a total of 28 [...]

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Australia Will Retire Its MRH90 Taipan Helicopters 10 Years Ahead Of Plans

Tue, 14/12/2021 - 17:20

The surprising move is due to the numerous problems and low availability during the troubled career of the helicopter. In a surprising move, the Australian Defence Force has announced that it will retire its entire [...]

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Let’s Talk About The Secretive RQ-170 Sentinel Photographed In Flight Over California Desert Recently

Mon, 13/12/2021 - 17:13

The drone, apparently in a test configuration, was spotted over the desert south of Edwards Air Force Base. The secretive RQ-170 Sentinel low-observable Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, also known as the “Beast of Kandahar” (from where [...]

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