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Israel Prepares To Launch Giant Missile And Aircraft Detection Blimp Dubbed “Sky Dew”

Thu, 04/11/2021 - 18:44

The giant “Sky Dew” aerostat carries sensors that can identify incoming long-range missiles and aircraft. On Nov. 3, 2021, the Israeli Air Force announced it is about to deploy its balloon-mounted radar system with advanced [...]

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Every A-10 Thunderbolt II Of The Maryland ANG Took Part In An ‘Elephant Walk’ At Warfield ANGB

Wed, 03/11/2021 - 17:53

16 A-10 Warthogs took part in a Mission Generation Exercise and staged a nice “Elephant Walk”. “Elephant Walk” events are becoming increasingly frequent at air bases in the U.S. and all around the world to [...]

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First F-35A Destined To The 495th Fighter Squadron At RAF Lakenheath Spotted During Test Flight

Tue, 02/11/2021 - 19:20

The F-35A bound to the recently reactivated 495th FS Valkyries has flown with the new markings and the “LN” tail code for the first time. The first F-35A Lightning II sporting the markings of the [...]

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New Stealth Fighters, Aircraft Carriers And UCAVs: Dissecting The Real State Of China’s Naval Aviation

Tue, 02/11/2021 - 13:41

We interviewed Chinese military aviation expert Andreas Rupprecht to learn more about the progress of the PLAN (People’s Liberation Army Navy) Naval Aviation. Last week we reported about the the existence of two new stealth [...]

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Dissecting Frecce Tricolori’s 60th Anniversary Airshow And Its Pretty Interesting COMAO Demo

Fri, 24/09/2021 - 19:37

The one organized at Rivolto AB was much more than “just” a celebration of the Frecce Tricolori’s anniversary: unlike most of the Italian airshows it was also an opportunity to have a look at some [...]

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Behold This Awesome Video Of The C-17 Flying Low Over Brisbane Taken From Above Its Flight Path

Fri, 24/09/2021 - 16:37

Taken from 300 feet above the flight path of the RAAF C-17 Globemaster III airlifter doing the Riverfire Festival practice run. Yesterday we posted some really amazing shots of the Royal Australian Air Force C-17 [...]

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Here Are Some Jaw Dropping Shots Of The RAAF C-17 Over Brisbane During The Riverfire Festival Rehearsals

Thu, 23/09/2021 - 11:40

RAAF C-17 maneuvering at low level over Brisbane is one of the highlights of the annual Brisbane Riverfire Festival. On Sept. 23, 2021, a Boeing C-17A Globemaster III of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), [...]

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NATO Days in Ostrava 2021: Things Getting Back to Normal?

Wed, 22/09/2021 - 20:16

Ostrava Show Brought Things Closer to Pre-COVID Normal. Last weekend (Sep. 17 – 19) we attended the NATO Days event in Ostrava. It seems that after a year of pandemic, the air show audience community [...]

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Take A Look At This Mysterious Shape Spotted At Skunk Works’ Helendale Radar Cross Section Facility

Wed, 22/09/2021 - 16:42

A clip posted to TikTok shows a pretty weird shape on a trailer at the Helendale Radar Cross Section Facility. A pretty intriguing “object” was spotted in a video posted this morning on TikTok by [...]

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Two Russian Tu-160 Bombers Escorted By Flankers Intercepted By Italian Typhoons, Danish F-16s Over The Baltic Sea

Tue, 21/09/2021 - 20:44

Two Tu-160s have flown over the Baltic region. NATO, Finnish and Swedish fighters shadowed the Russian Blackjacks which were escorted by Su-35s. Two Russian Aerospace Forces Tu-160 Blackjacks carried out an 8-hour mission that brought [...]

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Enjoy These Two Stunning 4K Videos Of The F-117s Operating Out Of Fresno Last Week

Mon, 20/09/2021 - 21:39

Two new clips show the F-117 Stealth Jets that deployed to Fresno last week in amazing detail. We have already written a series of reports about the “surprise” appearance of two F-117 Nighthawk aircraft that [...]

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Let’s Talk About Next Generation Electronic Warfare Suite For The F-16 Recently Tested By Northrop Grumman

Mon, 20/09/2021 - 00:23

The new suite was tested on the company’s flying testbed in conjunction with the APG-83 SABR AESA radar during Exercise Northern Lightning. Northrop Grumman recently announced that the new Next Generation Electronic Warfare (NGEW) system [...]

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MQ-25 Stingray Tests Move Forward With First F-35C Lightning II Air-To-Air Refueling

Fri, 17/09/2021 - 12:28

Following the F/A-18F Super Hornet and the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, the unmanned MQ-25 tanker was now tested in conjunction with the F-35, moving at a fast pace towards the delivery of a fully mission-capable drone. [...]

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The U.S. Air Force Has Just Released The First Official Photos Of The F-117 Deployment To Fresno

Thu, 16/09/2021 - 22:56

These are probably the first official photos of the (officially retired but still flying) F-117 since the type was retired some 13 years ago. The first photographs along with a press release about the F-117 [...]

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Those Sharp Looking Red-tailed P-3C Orions You See Flying Around the Florida Skies

Thu, 16/09/2021 - 13:34

We visit MHD Rockland and ESG Aerosystems Inc. Training Platforms. I’ve lived in Florida for over twenty years. I’ve been from corner to corner, edge-to-edge. I once counted 168 alligators along the side of the [...]

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This Video Provides The Most Detailed View To The Officially Retired (But Still Flying) F-117s So Far

Wed, 15/09/2021 - 22:56

Check out this cool clip showing F-117s operations at Fresno Airport, California. No, the one you can find below is not a video filmed some time in the past, when the F-117 Nighthawks were still [...]

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Two F-117 Stealth Jets Have Just Deployed To Fresno Airport, California

Tue, 14/09/2021 - 15:36

The two F-117 Nighthawk jets, arrived at Fresno Airport, where they are guests of the 144th Fighter Wing. On Sept. 13, 2021, two F-117 Nighthawk stealth jets made a surprise visit to Fresno Yosemite International [...]

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The Royal Navy Is Operating Crewed And Uncrewed Aircraft From The HMS Prince Of Wales Aircraft Carrier

Mon, 13/09/2021 - 15:24

The aircraft carrier is testing the Banshee target drone as a training, testing and evaluation method for simulating airborne targets at sea ahead of the participation to Exercise Joint Warrior. The HMS Prince of Wales [...]

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How Have the 9/11 Terror Attacks Shaped U.S. Military Doctrine Over Two Decades?

Sun, 12/09/2021 - 16:36

The 9/11 Terror Attacks Changed the Way the U.S. Wages War. But How? Two decades have passed since the 9/11 terror attacks and the beginning, and now claimed end, of the Global War on Terror. [...]

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Italian Air Force Announces First Sub-orbital Research Mission With Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo

Thu, 02/09/2021 - 22:23

Next rocket-powered test flight of SpaceShipTwo Unity from Spaceport America, with three paying crew members from the Italian Air Force and the National Research Council will be the first commercial, human-tended research mission for Virgin [...]

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