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F-15E Strike Eagles Tested Modified 2,000-pound GBU-31 JDAMs On Maritime Targets

Thu, 02/09/2021 - 17:24

Tests with the GBU-31 pave the way for the use of Joint Direct Attack Munitions against “moving and static maritime targets”. Three F-15E Strike Eagles from the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron carried out tests [...]

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First Two Hawk Mk167 Jets For the Qatar Emiri Air Force Delivered To RAF Leeming

Thu, 02/09/2021 - 13:21

The first two Hawk Mk167s with the Qatar Emiri Air Force markings were delivered to RAF Leeming to join the joint Hawk training squadron. The first two BAE Systems Hawk Mk167 jet trainers for the [...]

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Advanced Search And Rescue Exercise (ASAREX) 2021 At Lajes Air Base

Wed, 01/09/2021 - 13:15

ASAREX is an exercise held annually by the Portuguese Air Force at Lajes Air Base. ASAREX is a SAR (Search and Rescue) exercise organized each year since 2015 (only exception in 2020, when it was [...]

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We Attended Maribor Aeros 2021 Air Show In Slovenia. And Here’s Our Report.

Mon, 30/08/2021 - 21:15

Everything you need to know about Aeros 2021 – South European show and Exhibition, in Slovenia. Aeros 2021 airshow was held in Maribor, Slovenia, on Aug. 15, 2021. The flight program started at noon with [...]

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160th SOAR ‘Night Stalkers’ MH-47G Pilot Receives Norwegian Medal For Daring Mission In Afghanistan

Sun, 29/08/2021 - 21:40

The MH-47G pilot took part in rescue mission of Norwegian Special Forces in Afghanistan in 2019. He’s the first foreign recipient of a Norwegian medal since WWII. A few days ago, as the U.S. Army [...]

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Video: Mexican Navy Mi-17 Crashes After Takeoff with State Minister of Interior Aboard

Thu, 26/08/2021 - 22:24

Three injured as Mi-17 collides with bus during crash landing in Hidalgo, Mexico. A Mexican Navy Mi-17 Hip utility helicopter has crashed shortly after takeoff in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo. The aircraft was [...]

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Despite Some Media Reports Shots Fired At Kabul Airport Were Not Aiming Italian C-130J

Thu, 26/08/2021 - 21:57

The Italian Air Force C-130J performed evasive maneuvers but it was not being targeted by small arms fire. Several Italian media outlets reported that a C-130J aircraft of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) was [...]

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Lotos Gdynia Aerobaltic 2021: A Redemption?

Tue, 24/08/2021 - 13:05

Last weekend we have attended the LOTOS Gdynia Aerobaltic 2021 Airshow. Here’s our report. The LOTOS Gdynia Aerobaltic Airshow took place between Aug. 20 and Aug. 22, 2021, in Gdynia, at the Babie Doły (EPOK) [...]

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How Could Afghans Have Hung onto the USAF C-17A Globemaster III Escaping Kabul?

Tue, 24/08/2021 - 00:07

We Look at the C-17A’s Landing Gear and Several Other Attempted Air Stowaways. Shocking images of people falling from a USAF C-17A Globemaster III as it departed Kabul last week tore across the internet as [...]

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Everything You Need To Know About ‘Aquila Omnia’, Italy’s Air Bridge To Evacuate Civilians From Afghanistan

Sat, 21/08/2021 - 19:35

As part of “Aquila Omnia”, the Italian Air Force deployed 4 C-130J cargo aircraft to transport personnel from Kabul to Kuwait, where 3 KC-767A tankers are then ready to fly the evacuees to Italy. Images [...]

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Boeing MQ-25 Stingray Tanker Drone Achieves Another First: Air-to-Air Refueling With An E-2D

Thu, 19/08/2021 - 19:23

The new MQ-25 carrier-based unmanned tanker completed its first aerial refueling flight with an E-2D aircraft. The MQ-25 Stingray achieved another first on Aug. 18, 2021, by conducting the first air-to-air refueling with an E-2D aircraft [...]

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Italy Increasing Tempest Funding And Planning New Support Aircraft Acquisitions

Wed, 18/08/2021 - 22:58

The Italian Air Force will get new tankers, SIGINT and CAEW assets while also continuing the development of special C-27J variants, as disclosed in the new multiyear defense planning document. The Italian government published the [...]

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‘Greater Stability’ After Chaos At Kabul Airport as U.S. and Coalition Forces Continue Evacuation From Afghanistan

Tue, 17/08/2021 - 17:38

U.S. spyplane operating around Kabul as the Afghanistan air bridge continues. Media images from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan showing scenes of chaos as people try to crowd onboard departing aircraft in an [...]

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Russian Beriev Be-200 Amphibious Firefighting Aircraft Has Crashed In Turkey

Sat, 14/08/2021 - 16:27

The Russian Navy Be-200 was the first one ordered by RF Navy and crashed during a firefighting mission in southeastern Turkey. A Russian Beriev Be-200 aircraft crashed near near Kahramanmaras, in southeastern Turkey, during a [...]

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RAF E-3D Sentry Return To Waddington After Final Operational Mission

Fri, 13/08/2021 - 22:35

The RAF Sentry fleet will retire later this year after 30 years of service, freeing resources for the E-7A Wedgetail which is set to enter service in 2023. A Royal Air Force E-3D Sentry AEW1, [...]

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A-10C Thunderbolt IIs And C-146A Wolfhounds Conducted First Ever Highway Operations In The US

Thu, 12/08/2021 - 17:21

This Agile Combat Employment event during exercise Northern Strike 21 represents the first time in history that the Air Force has purposely landed modern aircraft on a civilian roadway in the US. The U.S. Air [...]

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First-Ever North American Luftwaffe Airbus A400M Atlas Demo at Thunder Over Michigan

Wed, 11/08/2021 - 10:51

Flight Demonstration by Luftwaffe’s Air Transport Wing 62 Showcases A400M. It was a weekend of firsts for air show fans in Michigan this past Saturday and Sunday at Willow Run Airport for Thunder Over Michigan. [...]

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Thunder Over Michigan Introduces New ‘Matinee’ Style Drive-In Air Show

Tue, 10/08/2021 - 16:21

Thunder Over Michigan: New Show Format That Combines Two Air Shows Per Day Gets Strong Reviews. Under the gun, behind the eight ball and facing the resurgence of a 14-month global pandemic along with massive [...]

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General Atomics Provides Detailed Look At Sparrowhawk Air-Launched And Air-Retrievable Small UAS

Mon, 09/08/2021 - 19:07

The company showcased the technology that will allow the in-flight recovery of the Sparrowhawk SUAS, as well as a first look at the new Longshot drone being developed for DARPA. Last year, General Atomics (GA-ASI) [...]

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Let’s Have A Look At The Activities Of Dutch Red Air Provider AEC Skyline

Sun, 08/08/2021 - 11:48

AEC Skyline is a European Red Air private contractor providing adversary services. Among the participants at the multinational military exercise Adriatic Strike 2021 there was also a private company: the Netherlands-based AEC Skyline. To know [...]

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