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Let’s Talk About The New B-21 Raider Rendering And Fact Sheet Released By The U.S. Air Force

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 14:25

The rendering shows the new B-21 Raider stealth bomber at Edwards Air Force Base, where it will be thoroughly tested before delivery to operational units. The U.S. Air Force published on July 6, 2021 a [...]

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A Deep Dive Into BriteCloud Advanced Expendable Active Decoy

Tue, 06/07/2021 - 10:19

BriteCloud is the first expendable DRFM decoy that can be employed like standard chaffs and flares, differentiating from the more common towed decoys. As the radar and missile technology evolves, so must the countermeasures needed [...]

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Germany Signs Deal To Purchase Five P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Sun, 04/07/2021 - 19:37

The P-8A Poseidon will replace the ageing P-3C Orion until the new Franco-German Maritime Airborne Warfare System is ready for operational service. Following the reports in May that Germany was looking to replace its ageing [...]

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NATO Conducts ADEX (Air Defense Exercise) In Black Sea

Fri, 02/07/2021 - 23:41

NATO holds an ADEX (Air Defense Exercise) in the Black Sea region, where tension with Russia has increased following the recent close encounters between Russian fighters and NATO warships. On Jul. 2, 2021, NATO Air and [...]

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Belgian F-16 Damaged in Ground Incident At Leeuwarden AB. Pilot Successfully Ejected.

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 18:45

A Belgian Air Force F-16 hit a building shortly after start-up. On Jul. 1, 2021, a BAF (Belgian Air Force) F-16 was involved in an incident at Leeuwarden Air Base, in the Netherlands. According to [...]

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It’s Official Now: Switzerland Has Chosen The F-35 As The Next Swiss Air Force Fighter

Wed, 30/06/2021 - 18:55

The Swiss Federal Council announced Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II is the aircraft selected from its New Fighter Aircraft competition. It won against the Dassault Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon and the Boeing Super Hornet. As some [...]

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Dutch Government Agrees To Sell 12 F-16s To Draken International For Use In Adversary Role In The U.S.

Wed, 30/06/2021 - 12:28

Draken International is about to expand its fleet of fighter jets already used for Combat Air Force/Contracted Air Support (CAF/CAS) program in the U.S with ex-RNlAF F-16s. The Dutch Parliament was informed on June the 29th [...]

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The Italian Air Force Unveils First HH-139A Helicopter In Special Color Scheme

Wed, 30/06/2021 - 08:33

The special colored HH-139A celebrates the 90th anniversary of the 15° Stormo. On Jun. 29, 2021, the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) unveiled a special colored Leonardo HH-139A multipurpose combat helicopter during the celebrations of [...]

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Russian Su-30SM With Kh-31 Supersonic Missiles “Harassed” Dutch Frigate In Black Sea

Tue, 29/06/2021 - 19:57

The Dutch MOD said the Russian jets carried out mock attacks on HNLMS Evertsen frigate in the Black Sea last week. Photos show at least one of the Su-30SM aircraft carried Kh-31 missiles. Russian aircraft [...]

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Israel Tested An Airborne Laser To Shoot Down Drones

Thu, 24/06/2021 - 12:18

The Israeli airborne laser prototype achieved a 100% success rate against target drones over the sea at different altitudes and ranges above one kilometer. The Israeli Ministry of Defense announced on June 21, 2021 that [...]

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Russia Claims It Fired Warning Shots, Dropped Bombs At British Warship In Black Sea. UK MOD Denies.

Wed, 23/06/2021 - 15:11

The tension is high in the Black Sea area, where Russia says it fired warning shots at British warship that had allegedly entered Russian territorial waters near Crimea. But the British MOD says no shots [...]

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Citing “Insiders” Swiss Public Television Says The F-35 Has Won The Swiss Air Force Fighter Jet Evaluation

Tue, 22/06/2021 - 19:36

According to a Swiss public television report the Lockheed Martin F-35 is well ahead of its competitors in the race for the next Swiss Air Force fighter. On Monday Jun. 21, 2021, the Swiss public [...]

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Portuguese F-16AM Fighting Falcons, C-295 VIMAR Among The Highlights Of Lajes Spotters Day 2021

Tue, 22/06/2021 - 18:29

Here are the most interesting aircraft taking part in Lajes Spotters Day, in the Azores. On Jun. 12, 2021, Portuguese Air Force Base Aérea N º4 at Lajes, Azores, hosted the Lajes Spotters Day 2021 [...]

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F-35B Jets From HMS Queen Elizabeth Have Joined The Fight Against Daesh

Mon, 21/06/2021 - 16:22

UK Carrier Strike Group launching F-35B missions in support of Operation Shader from the eastern Mediterranean Sea. On her maiden operational deployment, HMS Queen Elizabeth, with F-35B jets belonging to both the Royal Air Force [...]

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U.S. Navy’s Adversary F/A-18E Super Hornet Has Been Given A Su-57 Felon Color Scheme

Fri, 18/06/2021 - 22:04

One F/A-18E Super Hornet of VFC-12 now sports a paint scheme inspired by the Russian Su-57 Felon. A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet “Red 12”, belonging to Fighter Squadron Composite Twelve (VFC-12), the “Fighting Omars”, [...]

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Third F-35B For The Italian Navy Makes First Flight

Fri, 18/06/2021 - 19:09

BL-4 is the fourth Italian F-35B, the third STOVL aircraft destined to the Italian Navy. On Jun. 14, 2021, the F-35B BL-4, the fourth STOVL (Short Take Off Vertical Landing) aircraft assembled in Italy, at [...]

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Two Russian Tu-160s And Four Flankers Intercepted By Italian F-35s, Danish F-16s and Swedish Gripens Over The Baltic

Tue, 15/06/2021 - 22:29

Two Russian Tu-160s, two Su-27s and two Su-35s were escorted at various stages by NATO and Swedish fighters in the Baltic region. Two Russian Tu-160 (NATO reporting name “Blackjack”) bombers carried out an 8-hour mission [...]

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One Giant Sale for Mankind: Armstrong’s Moon Mission Companions Auctioned

Tue, 15/06/2021 - 18:04

From the First Walk on the Moon to the Auction Block. In a little over a month, humanity will mark the 52nd anniversary of man’s, Neil Armstrong’s, first steps on the moon. On Jul. 20, [...]

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The World War II Weekend Air Show Is BACK! And Here’s Our Report.

Mon, 14/06/2021 - 21:40

The World War II Weekend is one of the best air shows on the American East Coast. Organized by the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum, the 30th annual World War II Weekend air show was a stunning [...]

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The AH-1Z Viper Performed The First Link 16 Test Flight As The H-1 Mixed Fleet Surpassed 400,000 Flight Hours

Mon, 14/06/2021 - 16:48

The upgrade is part of the new Digital Interoperability suite that will be later extended also to the UH-1Y Venom. An AH-1Z Viper of the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21 demonstrated for the [...]

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