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First Australian F-35 has arrived for training at Luke Air Force Base

Dec 19 2014
The first Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II jet landed at Luke Air Force Base marking the first international partner F-35 to arrive for training at the airbase in Arizona.

On Dec. 18, the first Australian F-35A Lightning jet arrived ...

U.S. Air Force has approved mass production of the stealthy JASSM air-launched cruise missiles

Dec 18 2014
According to Lockheed Martin the U.S. Air Force granted a consent to start mass production of the extended range variant of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile, also known as AGM-158B.

The JASSM-ER has successfully completed the USAF program of Initial Operational ...

Russia surpassed U.S. in production of new combat planes, Russian United Aircraft Corporation says

Dec 17 2014
According to the Joint Stock Company UAC (United Aircraft-building Corporation), Russia has produced more combat aircraft than the U.S., in 2014.

As reported by Russian media outlets, in an interview with Ekho Moskvy radio station, Vladislav Goncharenko, deputy head of the ...

Italian Eurofighter Typhoons ready to take over lead role in NATO Baltic Air Policy

Dec 17 2014
Four Italian Air Force Typhoons will provide Baltic Air Policing duties from Siauliai airbase, Lithuania.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2015, the Italy will take over the role of lead nation in the NATO Baltic Air Policing (BAP).

Four Italian Air Force Eurofighter ...

Has Algeria secretly taken delivery of a Boeing C-17 airlifter? No

Dec 16 2014
Local witnesses said a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter was delivered to the Algerian Air Force. But it was a Qatari cargo.

Updated Dec. 16, 12.00 GMT

A Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter, sporting what initially believed to be the ...

[Video] De-icing a U.S. Air Force B-52 strategic bomber at Minot Air Force Base

Dec 15 2014
B-52 Stratofortress de-iced at Minot Air Force Base

With wind chill temperatures into the negative 60s F (-51° Celsius), Minot Air Force Base, in North Dakota, faces serious icing conditions in late fall and mid-winter seasons.

Therefore, 5 Bomb Wing B-52 Stratorofortress ...

Military Aviation

Jan 28 2015
An Alaskan Raptor suffered a landing accident at the Hawaii. A U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor, belonging to the 3rd Wing from Joint B...
Jan 27 2015
So far, the Polish Air Force has not sent its F-16 on a single combat deployment beyond the Polish borders. Some of the journalist...

Drones

Dec 13 2014
The video of the Orion crew module Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) as it descended through the atmosphere until splashdown into ...
Dec 04 2014
It’s not easy to launch a drone. Some of our readers may have seen it already. For all the others, here is a funny video fil...

Aviation Safety

Jan 28 2015
An Alaskan Raptor suffered a landing accident at the Hawaii. A U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor, belonging to the 3rd Wing from Joint B...
Jan 26 2015
Interesting footage of a Cirrus ditching in the Pacific Ocean filmed by a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 Hercules. On Jan. 26, a Cirrus SR...

Rogue States

Jan 24 2015
BRTTTTTTTTT….. The first 20 seconds of the following footage show an A-10 Thunderbolt, attacking ISIS positions near Mosul, ...
Jan 23 2015
A clip just released shows a close encounter over the Baltics between a Russian Flanker and a NATO P-3 Orion. The following footag...

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