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British F-35B Crash In The Med Possibly Caused By ‘Rain Cover’ Left On During Launch

Wed, 24/11/2021 - 12:19

According to the UK media outlet The Sun, the recent crash of a British F-35B during take off from HMS Queen Elizabeth was caused by a rain cover not removed before take off. An F-35B [...]

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Secretive SR-72 Spy Plane And RQ-180 Spy Drone Teased In Recent U.S. Air Force Video

Tue, 23/11/2021 - 15:53

Several interesting projects are featured in a short promotional video, including the secretive SR-72 and the RQ-180. A video, published on Youtube on Nov. 8, 2021, by the U.S. Air Force Profession of Arms Center [...]

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Italian Air Force F-35B Lands On Italian Navy Aircraft Carrier For The First Time

Mon, 22/11/2021 - 13:01

During the joint drills, the Italian Air Force and Navy F-35B integrated aboard ITS Cavour for the very first time and also landed on HMS Queen Elizabeth. A joint exercise, involving both the Italian Navy [...]

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Two USAF T-38C Talons Crash, One Pilot Killed at Laughlin AFB

Sat, 20/11/2021 - 12:16

Two badly damaged T-38Cs seen on runway in photos from Texas Training Facility. Fourth T-38 crash in 2021. One pilot is dead and two others are injured following an accident involving two T-38C Talon advanced [...]

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Here Is What We Know About Yesterday’s British F-35B Crash

Thu, 18/11/2021 - 13:13

The aircraft went down soon after takeoff this morning while the HMS Queen Elizabeth was sailing in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Probably, recovery operation underway. As you may know by now, a British F-35B crashed [...]

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All The Challenges Poland Faces Adopting The F-35

Thu, 18/11/2021 - 10:33

Poland needs to make the F-35 work with other elements of the air force – as a system The dominating media narrative in the Polish public sphere portrays the F-35 acquisition as a giant leap [...]

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British F-35B From HMS Queen Elizabeth Has Crashed In The Med Sea. Pilot Reportedly Ejected.

Wed, 17/11/2021 - 16:45

Breaking news: British F-35B crashed this morning during operations from HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier. An F-35B, one of the eight British jets embarked aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth has crashed this morning around 10AM GMT [...]

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Last Two 9th EBS B-1B Lancers Have Returned To Dyess AFB After Bomber Task Force Europe Deployment

Tue, 16/11/2021 - 22:49

The departure of the last two B-1s marked the end of the most recent Bomber Task Force Europe deployment. The 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron’s B-1B Lancers and nearly 200 support personnel completed their Bomber Task [...]

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Rostec’s New ‘Checkmate’ Promo Video Also Features Unmanned Variant Of Russia’s New Light Tactical Fighter

Mon, 15/11/2021 - 21:48

A new interesting clip, released for the presentation of the “Checkmate” 5th generation light tactical aircraft at Dubai Airshow 2021, teases the unmanned version of Russia’s new stealth fighter. As already reported in detail here, [...]

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A 10-Meter Sailboat Collided With French Charles de Gaulle Aircraft Carrier Off Toulon

Sun, 14/11/2021 - 19:31

No injuries were reported after a sailboat collided with the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier training off Toulon. On Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at around 7.30 AM LT, a 10-meter sailboat flying the Polish flag collided with [...]

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Royal Thai Air Force Becomes International Launch Customer For U.S. Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine

Sun, 14/11/2021 - 18:28

RTAF awarded contract for 8 Beechcraft AT-6 aircraft, becoming first foreign customer for latest USAF light attack aircraft. Textron Aviation Defense LLC announced on Nov. 14, 2021, a contract for eight Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine aircraft, [...]

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Watch This: Cockpit Video Of E-2 Hawkeye Landing On USS Theodore Roosevelt In Bad Weather

Fri, 12/11/2021 - 17:02

Did you know that the E-2 Hawkeye is considered one of the most difficult aircraft to land on a flattop? Each airplane has its own peculiar features and needs to be handled differently while approaching [...]

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Boeing Expands The Test Program Of The Loyal Wingman Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Australia

Thu, 11/11/2021 - 21:16

A second aircraft joined the flight test campaign, while the first one performed its second flight. Boeing Australia recently announced that it has expanded the flight-test program of the Airpower Teaming System, also known as [...]

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First German C-130J Hercules Performs Maiden Flight

Wed, 10/11/2021 - 18:18

The aircraft is the first of six C-130Js that will be operated together with four French ones in a joint binational squadron. The Bundeswehr announced on November 8, 2021, the maiden flight of the first [...]

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DARPA’s X-61A Gremlin Air Vehicle (GAV) Recovered Inflight For The First Time

Tue, 09/11/2021 - 16:59

The successful test follows last year’s failed attempt when the drones moved within inches from recovery, however one X-61 was also lost due to an unexpected power system issue. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency [...]

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Watch This Amazing 360-degree 5K Video Filmed From The Underwing Pylon Of A Russian Su-57 Felon

Mon, 08/11/2021 - 20:51

From the Felon underwing pylon’s point of view: four Su-57s fly over Moscow. From Zhukovsky to Moscow and back aboard a Su-57 Felon: this is, more or less, the trip you can “fly” thanks to [...]

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Air-to-Air With The Polish PZL-104 Wilga Short Take Off And Landing Utility Aircraft

Mon, 08/11/2021 - 12:16

Up close and personal with the Polish Competition Flying Legend: the PZL-104. A couple of weeks ago, we did an air-to-air photoshoot with two PZL-104 Wilga 35A aircraft – a legendary Polish utility aircraft that [...]

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The Only Time the Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser Testbed 747 Ever Came to an Airshow

Sat, 06/11/2021 - 15:39

Davis-Monthan Airshow in 2012, was the only time the public ever got a close look at the most expensive aircraft in history: the Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser 747. This weekend, Saturday, November 6 and Sunday [...]

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Let’s Have A Look At The State Flights That Visited Rome For The G20 Summit

Fri, 05/11/2021 - 19:33

Last week, Rome hosted the G20 summit. And here are some of the most interesting visitors to Rome Fiumicino airport. As already reported in detail, the presence of many Heads of State, Prime Ministers and [...]

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Upcoming Russian Movie Recalls The Story Of The RuAF Su-24 Shot Down In Syria And The Death Of Its Pilot

Fri, 05/11/2021 - 16:51

The Russian movie “Sky” is based on the shootdown of the Russian Air Force Su-24 over Syria in 2015 and the pilot killed after successfully ejecting from the Fencer with the weapon system officer. Almost [...]

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