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Ukrainian Su-27 Flanker reportedly shot down during special operation against separatists

Apr 15 2014
One Su-27 Flanker aircraft supporting a special operation to regain control on a military airfield taken from pro-Moscow separatists was reportedly shot down.

On Apr. 15, Ukrainian armed forces launched a special operation to recapture the airport near the town of Kramatorsk, ...

A quick look at Aviano airbase’s F-16 Fighting Falcon multirole jets

Apr 15 2014
Based at Aviano airbase, in northeast Italy, the 31st Fighter Wing mobilized its squadrons deploying their F-16s to Poland in response to Ukrainian Crisis.

“The noise you hear is the sound of freedom”.

This catchphrase was coined at Beaufort Marine Corps Air ...

Europe’s largest military exercise marks first deployment of USN patrol squadron’s P-8A Poseidon in UK

Apr 15 2014
UK Armed Forces and several partner nations arms battled each other in the air, at sea and on land in Europe’s largest military exercise this year.

From Mar. 31 to Apr. 12, Joint Warrior 14-1 saw over 35 warships, 25 types ...

Russian Su-24 Fencer attack plane performs multiple passes near U.S. warship in Black Sea

Apr 14 2014
A Russian attack plane performed multiple passes near an American warship in the Black Sea.

The aircraft, reportedly a Russian Air Force Su-24 Fencer, flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, the U.S. Navy destroyer currently operating in the ...

Stunning video of machine guns shooting at target drones shows how difficult hitting a remotely piloted aircraft can be

Apr 14 2014
This video shows how difficult shooting down a small UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) can be.

Along with larger UAVs, armed forces around the world also employ several types of smaller remotely piloted planes. Such drones are used for a wide variety ...

Dacian Viper 2014: six U.S. F-16 combat planes deployed to Romania

Apr 13 2014
Six U.S. Air Force F-16s have deployed to the 71st Air Base in Campia Turzii, Romania, to train with the local based Mig-21 Lancer jets (and strengthen Washington’s presence at the gates of Ukraine.)

An exercise dubbed “Dacian Viper 2014″ is ...

Military Aviation

Apr 19 2014
Once again a cool selfie taken from the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon. The latest example of self-portrait photo most probably taken ...
Apr 18 2014
A Russian combat helicopter performs an impressive, quite dangerous, low pass. Few days ago, we published an article about the fully armed Ukrainian ...

Drones

Apr 14 2014
This video shows how difficult shooting down a small UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) can be. Along with larger UAVs, armed forces around the ...
Apr 11 2014
A better look at the images of the Iranian drone emerged so far highlighted something interesting. New screenshots coming from Syria give a ...

Aviation Safety

Apr 05 2014
A Chinese ship involved in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 in the Indian Ocean reportedly detected an underwater ping like ...
Mar 29 2014
Quite unusual: an Egyptian Air Force plane is forced to perform a belly landing with extended nose gear. You don’t see this kind ...

Rogue States

Apr 18 2014
A Russian combat helicopter performs an impressive, quite dangerous, low pass. Few days ago, we published an article about the fully armed Ukrainian ...
Apr 17 2014
A Russian tug has been operating off Florida for some weeks. What is it doing over so far from home? The Russian tug ...

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