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[Photo] M-346 Advanced Jet Trainer flies with three fuel tanks

Sep 28 2014
The M-346 “Master” Advanced Combat Trainer is getting a new type of fuel tank.

Taken at Decimomannu airbase by The Aviationist’s contributor Gian Luca Onnis, the above picture shows an M-346 “Master” advanced combat trainer carrying three 630l (450kg) external fuel ...

RAF Tornado GR4 attack planes perform first strike mission in Iraq (but don’t drop any bomb on ISIS)

Sep 27 2014
Two Royal Air Force Tornado GR4s performed a mission over Iraq. Although they carried some Laser Guided Bombs, the two British attack planes didn’t use them, as they did not find suitable targets.

On Sept. 27, two RAF Tornado GR4s, deployed ...

Italian Navy Elite team conduct disabled submarine rescue training with support of EH-101 Merlin helicopter

Sep 27 2014
Italian Navy EH-101 support SPAG (Submarine Parachute Assistance Group) activities of the e Gruppo Operativo Subacquei (G.O.S.) of COMSUBIN (Italian Navy Operational Divers Group).

Support of SPAG activities is among the tasks assigned to the 1° Gruppo Elicotteri, based at Luni, ...

Italian Air Force bids farewell to the HH-3F Pelican C-SAR helicopter

Sep 26 2014
The Italian Air Force has retired the HH-3F Pelican after 37 years of active service. The helicopter was replaced by the HH-139A.

On Sept. 26, with a ceremony held at Pratica di Mare airport, near Rome, Italy, at the presence of ...

Photos of B-1B over Fallujah remind us “Bones” are bombing ISIS in Iraq and Syria

Sep 26 2014
B-1B “Lancer” bombers belonging to the 7th Bomb Wing from Dyess Air Force Base, in Texas, are bombing ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria.

An unspecified number of B-1B bombers of the 7th Bomb Wing from Dyess AFB is currently operating ...

US, Poland accelerate F-16’s Joint Air-to-Surface Stand-off Missiles deal amid Russia tensions

Sep 26 2014
In August last year we analyzed the reasons for the possible Polish purchase of the Lockheed Martin AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Stand-off Missiles (JASSM). Now, in the light of the Ukrainian crisis, a contextual change has occurred and the deal seems ...

Military Aviation

Oct 01 2014
Australia’s first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lighning II made its maiden flight. And here are a couple of interesting photographs...
Sep 30 2014
An interesting point of view: from an F-15E Strike Eagle Advanced Targeting Pod Designated AN/AAQ-33, the Lockheed Martin Sniper A...

Drones

Sep 22 2014
It looks like Hezbollah is using its weaponized drones to attack Al Qaeda targets in Lebanon. Not only Hamas operates armed UAVs (...
Sep 19 2014
Did you know RAF delivered its five Reaper UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) as if they were model kits? The Royal Air Force has just ...

Aviation Safety

Sep 15 2014
The famous episode when an Israeli Air Force F-15 was able to land with one wing. The F-15 is not only a famous MiG Killer. The le...
Sep 11 2014
Take off and landing from an aircraft carrier can be extremely dangerous. Even if they are extremely important to project power ac...

Rogue States

Oct 01 2014
Here’s the effect of the first British air strike on ISIS in Iraq. On Sept. 30, RAF Tornado GR4 aircraft from RAF Akrotiri a...
Sep 30 2014
An interesting point of view: from an F-15E Strike Eagle Advanced Targeting Pod Designated AN/AAQ-33, the Lockheed Martin Sniper A...

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