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Iran destroys mock U.S. aircraft carrier in naval wargames

Feb 25 2015
Do you remember Iran’s mock Nimitz class flattop? Here’s what it was built for.

On Feb. 25, a mock U.S. aircraft carrier, was destroyed by missiles launched by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps missiles during the IRGC Navy’s massive Payambar-e Azam ...

The F-14 Tomcats that never were vs F/A-18E/F Super Hornet: who would have won?

Feb 25 2015
Several years since it was eventually retired from the U.S. Navy, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat remains one of the most loved planes by aviation enthusiasts.

Any article about this iconic fighter plane, still operating with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, its story, ...

Unique Point of View: R-73 Missile Launch as seen from the pylon of a Russian Su-27 Flanker

Feb 24 2015
Cool photo of a Vympel R-73 (NATO reporting name AA-11 Archer).

The R-73 is an infrared homing (heat-seeking), short-range missile with a sensitive, cryogenic cooled seeker that can “see” targets up to 40° off the missile’s centerline.

Developed by Vympel NPO, the ...

Stunning Photographs of the Polish Mig-29s and Italian Typhoons of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing

Feb 23 2015
Amazing shots of the NATO interceptors over Lithuania

The photos in this post were taken over Lithuania, at the beginning of February, thanks to a cooperation between the Lithuanian Air Force, Polish Air Force and the Italian Aeronautica Militare.

Taken by photographers ...

Video: How the UK QRA responded to Soviet intruders at the times of the Phantom

Feb 23 2015
Here’s UK Quick Reaction Alert in the 1970s.

Last week, UK’s air defense was once again put to the test by two Russian strategic bombers that flew off Cornwall during a routine long-range patrol over northern Europe.

The two Bear H aircraft ...

Listen to Russian Strategic Bombers talk to their Ground Control while skirting UK airspace

Feb 20 2015
Here is an interesting six-minute-long message recorded using a high frequency radio.

On Feb. 18, two Russian Air Force Tu-95MS Bear bombers on a long-range patrol flew close to the UK airspace off Cornwall.

Although the 60-year old 4-engine powered turboprop planes ...

Military Aviation

Aug 03 2015
We have also taken part in an aerial refueling mission: “nobody kicks ass, without tanker gas!” Red Flag is well known...
Aug 02 2015
In case you haven’t already seen it, watch the Polish Mig-29 Fulcrum “going ballistic” after take-off. Filmed at...

Drones

Jun 25 2015
One of our readers has spotted something interesting in a satellite image Although Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel UAS (Unmanned A...
May 11 2015
The nEUROn stealth combat drone as seen from a different point of view. The first example of the nEUROn UCAV (Unmanned Combat Aeri...

Aviation Safety

Aug 02 2015
A Mi-28N Havoc gunship has crashed in Russia during an airshow. A Russian Mi-28N Night Hunter helicopter crashed during Aviamix ai...
Jul 28 2015
“Any landing you can walk away, is a good landing.” The following video was shot at Amsterdam Schiphol airport on Jul....

Rogue States

Jul 30 2015
Last Friday was quite a busy day for the RAF Typhoons supporting NATO Baltic Air Patrol mission. On Jul. 24, the Royal Air Force E...
Jul 28 2015
This is how you depart the tanker like a boss! Taken on Jul. 23, during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, this c...

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