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Audio and Video of the U.S. P-8A aircraft defying China’s Navy warnings to leave airspace over disputed islands

May 22 2015
A P-8A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 captures surveillance footage of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) conducting land reclamation operations in the South China Sea.

On May 20, a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft belonging to Patrol Squadron (VP) ...

Four U.S. A-10 Thunderbolt jets have deployed to Slovakia

May 22 2015
A-10s continue their tour of eastern Europe.

Four A-10 Thunderbolt II jets and approximately 40 airmen from the U.S. Air Force Theater Security Package, deployed to Sliac Air Base, Slovakia, May 16, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

The contingent of the ...

The most interesting close encounters between NATO and Russian planes since 2013 in one infographic

May 21 2015
Mapped, all the most interesting close encounters between NATO and Russian warplanes all around the world since 2013.

Last week, all those readers who completed a quick survey on The Aviationist were given the possibility to download an exclusive ebook: “Cold ...

Stunning pics of a B-52 strategic bomber doing some heavy carpet bombing in Jordan

May 20 2015
B-52 Stratofortress bomber doing what it does best.

The photographs in this post were taken during a combined live fire demonstration in Wadi Shadiya, Jordan, May 18.

They show a B-52H from 2nd Bomb Wing, from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, drop ...

A view on the quite impressive F-15 Engine Shop at RAF Lakenheath airbase

May 19 2015
There are 17 F-15’s exhaust engine nozzles in this image.

The photo in this article was posted by the 48th Fighter Wing on their FB page. It shows at least 17 complete exhaust engine nozzles for the F100-PW-220 and F100-PW-220-229 engines ...

U.S. raid in Syria supported by secret Stealth Black Hawk helicopters?

May 17 2015
According to some sources, the evasive MH-X may have taken part in the raid that killed Islamic State member Abu Sayyaf.

In the night between May 15 and 16, U.S. Special Operations forces killed ISIS high level operative Abu Sayyaf, in ...

Military Aviation

May 20 2015
B-52 Stratofortress bomber doing what it does best. The photographs in this post were taken during a combined live fire demonstrat...
May 19 2015
There are 17 F-15’s exhaust engine nozzles in this image. The photo in this article was posted by the 48th Fighter Wing on t...

Drones

May 11 2015
The nEUROn stealth combat drone as seen from a different point of view. The first example of the nEUROn UCAV (Unmanned Combat Aeri...
Apr 24 2015
Someone said we are one step closer to Skynet.. On Apr. 16, one of the two Unmanned Carrier Air Vehicle demonstrator (UCAS-D) airc...

Aviation Safety

May 09 2015
An Airbus A400M aircraft crashed near Sevilla airport, in Spain, at 12:57 pm local time killing 4 crew members and injuring 2. On ...
Apr 28 2015
The story of the first Combat SAR (Search And Rescue) mission behind enemy lines since Vietnam. One of the most famous missions ...

Rogue States

May 22 2015
A P-8A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 captures surveillance footage of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) conducting land ...
May 22 2015
A-10s continue their tour of eastern Europe. Four A-10 Thunderbolt II jets and approximately 40 airmen from the U.S. Air Force The...

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