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Video shows French air strike in Iraq from launch to recovery, including aerial refueling

Sep 20 2014
Yesterday two Rafale jets conducted the first French air strike in Iraq. And here’s a video which shows the mission from beginning to end.

On Sept. 19, two Rafales of the EC 3/30 “Lorraine” supported by a C-135FR Tanker of the ...

[Photo] Rafale multi-role combat planes conduct first French air strike in Iraq

Sep 19 2014
The French Air Force has conducted the first air strike on a terrorist target in Iraq.

Two Rafales, one C-135FR Tanker were involved in a 7-hour mission from Al Dhafra to Iraq (1,700 kilometers) to destroy an ISIS  target in northern ...

Russian “Bear” strategic bombers intercepted by Typhoon jet from base in Scotland for the first time

Sep 19 2014
RAF Typhoons from RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland, intercepted Russian Tu-95 bombers.

This news would sound different if Scotland got independent anyway, on Sept. 19, Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4 aircraft, based at RAF Lossiemouth were scramble for the first time since they ...

This is how a Reaper drone is deployed to Afghanistan. In Kit Form.

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 deployed five more MQ-9 Reaper remotely-piloted aircraft that have joined the five Reapers already there and support ...

Two Russian attack planes intentionally violated the Swedish airspace to probe local air defense

Sep 19 2014
Two Russian Air Force Su-24 Fencer attack jets violated the Swedish airspace to probe the Swedish Air Force readiness.

On Sept. 17, two Russian Su-24 Fencer combat planes intentionally violated Sweden’s airspace the Expressen newspaper reported.

According to the Swedish media outlet ...

F-15 Eagle vs CF-18 Hornet vs F-16 Fighting Falcon: a pilot’s perspective

Sep 18 2014
Although they are two different airframes, the F-15 and the F-18 have similar avionics, as you can read in the following interesting story released by an experienced Eagle driver.

Disclaimer: the story is based on an interview to an F-15, published ...

Military Aviation

Nov 26 2014
Think twice before watching this video if you suffer motion sickness. Although most of the recent war scenarios involved stealth m...
Nov 26 2014
This is how F-22 fighter pilots train to improve their air-to-air skills. The venerable T-38 Talon which first flew in 1959 (produ...

Drones

Nov 21 2014
An interesting video shows the Ukrainian forces launching Soviet-era Tu-143 reconnaissance drones. Some months ago we published so...
Nov 19 2014
An MQ-8 Fire Scout was spotted on a trailer on I-405 at Newport Beach, California Few months ago we published an image of an MQ-8C...

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

Nov 27 2014
Moscow reinforces Belbek airbase in Crimea with 14 jets, including 4th Generation Su-27SMs. Russia continues to encircle Ukraine w...
Nov 24 2014
A Swedish Air Force Gulfstream IVSP Electronic Intelligence plane could be tracked as it flew in the airspace off Kaliningrad Obla...

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