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Royal International Air Tattoo 2014 highlights

Jul 24 2014
Here are some of the highlights of RAF Fairford’s Royal International Air Tattoo 2014.

Even though the F-35B Lightning II aircraft could not cross the Pond to take part in the world’s biggest military airshow, the Royal International Air Tattoo 2014 ...

Analysis: what these signs on the wreckage tell us about the missile strike that downed MH17

Jul 24 2014
Evidence of shrapnel damage to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has emerged from images taken at the crash site.

Photos taken at the MH17 crash site clearly show shrapnel signs on various parts of the wreckage of the Boeing 777 shot ...

Drone’s eye view of giant Costa Concordia cruise ship leaving Giglio island towards scrapyard

Jul 23 2014
Drones are escorting Costa Concordia providing a different point of the giant ship’s final journey to the scrapyard.

On Jan. 13, 2012 the Costa Concordia luxury cruise ship, ran aground on rocks off the Isola del Giglio Island resulting in the ...

Putin Denies Reactivation of the Cuban Radar Station

Jul 23 2014
Vladimir Putin said that Russia will not reactivate the radar reconnaisance station in Cuba.

Last week Russian newspaper Kommersant reported the news (that has been circulating for at least a couple of years) that there were plans to reopen ...

[Photo] Airbus A350 takes off as Airbus A380 comes to land at Farnborough

Jul 23 2014
A nice head-on combo image of the Airbus A350 and Airbus A380 during Farnborough International Airshow 2014.

Even if the F-35 saga is what most people will remember about this year’s edition, Farnborough International Airshow, in UK, featured several other highlights, ...

US, European airlines cancel all flights to Israel after rocket lands near Tel Aviv airport

Jul 22 2014
Tel Aviv airport is almost isolated following the decision of several U.S. and European airlines to cancel all flights to Israel amid concern for the continuing rocket attacks.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, shot down by an SA-11 Gadfly (“Buk”) while overflying ...

Military Aviation

Aug 01 2014
A U.S. RC-135 Rivet Joint violated the Swedish airspace recently in an (unconfirmed) attempt to escape interception by Russian fig...
Jul 30 2014
Even if it may seem to be a standard drone carrying two long range tanks, the Hermes photographed over Gaza in the last days carry...

Drones

Jul 25 2014
An MQ-1 Predator drone was filmed near Mosul, Iraq. Allegedly filmed in the skies over Anbar, south of Mosul, in Iraq, the video b...
Jul 23 2014
Drones are escorting Costa Concordia providing a different point of the giant ship’s final journey to the scrapyard. On Jan....

Aviation Safety

Jul 22 2014
Tel Aviv airport is almost isolated following the decision of several U.S. and European airlines to cancel all flights to Israel a...
Jul 18 2014
In order to save time, fuel airliners to fly from departure airport to destination as close as possible to a Great Circle. A great...

Rogue States

Aug 01 2014
A U.S. RC-135 Rivet Joint violated the Swedish airspace recently in an (unconfirmed) attempt to escape interception by Russian fig...
Jul 27 2014
U.S. Embassy “relocation” was supported by F-16, MV-22 Osprey as well as EP-3E Aries II aircraft The US embassy in Tri...

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