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[Video] Scorpion Jet Mock Airborne Intercept of Cessna 182

Apr 13 2014
Here’s the Scorpion Jet intercepting a Slow Mover in a SMI (Slow Mover Intercept) scenario.

Cessna parent company Textron has released an interesting video showing  a Cessna 182 flying at 120 knots intercepted by the Scorpion jet prototype.

The Scorpion, that has ...

[Video] French EC-725 Caracal combat helicopters refuel from Italian KC-130J

Apr 13 2014
A stunning video shows HAAR (Helicopter Air-to-Air Refueling) from several unusual points of view.

From Apr. 7 to Apr. 11, 2014, the Eurocopter EC-725 Super Cougar (“Caracal”) of the Escadron d’Hélicoptères 1/67 “Pyrénées” from Cazaux have been involved in an aerial ...

Air-to-Air image of RAF Typhoon Display Jet’s first flight with newly painted tail

Apr 12 2014
The newly painted tail of the RAF Typhoon Display jet, from 29 Reserve (R) Squadron (Sqn) flew for the first time and accompanied by a Typhoon in the original design.

Royal Air Force (RAF) Coningsby in Lincolnshire is the homebase of ...

[Photo] NATO E-3 AWACS refueled over Eastern Europe by U.S. KC-135 tanker

Apr 11 2014
KC-135 Stratotankers of the 100th ARW (Air Refueling Wing) from RAF Mildenhall are supporting NATO planes over Eastern Europe.

There’s a lot of aircraft currently operating over Romania and Poland, following Russia’s annexiation of Crimea.

Among them, the KC-135 tankers refueling the ...

Iranian UAV spotted over Syria could be a heavily modified drone (with Predator inputs)

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 better view of the Shahed 129 spotted over Damascus on Apr. 10.

Noteworthy, such photos show that the version ...

This photo shows (badass) A-10 Warthog landing on a sand runway

Apr 11 2014
Not all planes have undercarriages capable to sustain a landing on an unprepared runway. The A-10 is not among them.

Although the reader who sent us this image was not able to provide more details about it, the photograph is worth ...

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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