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USAF to get upgraded Bunker Buster (while developing new tactics to reach buried nuke sites)

Feb 12 2012

The U.S. congress has given permission to the $81 million finances to update the GBU-57A/B Massive Ordnance Penetrator bomb. The funding is thought to be needed to upgrade the fusing and the tail fins to give the weapon even greater ground ...

Iranian indigenous aircraft and micro-drones: Mach 2.5 stealth plane and scale models (with no military significance)

Feb 11 2012

It is no secret that the sanctions held against Iran are crippling the influx of military equipment forcing Iran to make its own aircraft to replace ageing U.S. types as the F-4 and the F-14 recently seen escorting the Russian ...

[Updated] U.S. Stealthy RQ-170 model on display at Tehran in Feb.11 Rallies. With extracted landing gear.

Feb 11 2012

On Feb.11, a model of the U.S. stealthy RQ-170 drone captured on Dec. 4, 2011, was displayed at Tehran during the pro-government rallies marking the 33rd anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

According to the Fars news agency that ...

Photo: Libyan Air Force Mirage F1 engine run produces backfire

Feb 10 2012

The two Libyan Air Force Mirage F1s that  had landed in Malta International Airport on Feb. 21, 2011, after refusing to attack unarmed civilian protesters at Benghazi at the beginning of the uprising that led to the war, are about ...

More fancy Nellis's Aggressors color schemes: "Blizzard" and "Arctic" F-16C

Feb 10 2012

We have already published some pictures, taken by The Aviationist’s contributor Tony Lovelock at Nellis AFB, Nevada, of the F-15C of the 65th AGRS (Aggressor Squadron) with a new “splinter” camouflage probably inspired to the one of the Su-35S and ...

F-15E Strike Eagle that destroyed a flying Iraqi Mi-24 reaches 10,000 logged flying hours. Over Afghanistan.

Feb 10 2012

On Jan. 13, 2012, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, the F-15E Strike Eagle #89-0487 became the only Strike Eagle to have had a successful air-to-air kill and the only F-15 to have logged more than 10,000 hours of flying time.

In fact, ...

Military Aviation

Aug 28 2014
The Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon is the western world’s most prolific fighter of the last 40 years. Born in response to...
Aug 27 2014
104th Fighter Wing F-15C crashed earlier today in in Virginia’s Augusta County. A pilot is still missing after a 104th Fight...

Drones

Aug 28 2014
An Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle has just crashed in the vicinity of Baghdad Airport. According to the FARS News Agency, an Isra...
Aug 26 2014
Few days ago Iran reportedly shot down an Israeli “stealth” drone near one of its nuclear enrichment facilities. But t...

Aviation Safety

Aug 27 2014
104th Fighter Wing F-15C crashed earlier today in in Virginia’s Augusta County. A pilot is still missing after a 104th Fight...
Aug 20 2014
Two Italian Air Force Tornado jets have crashed after colliding midair in central east Italy. While search of the four missing pil...

Rogue States

Aug 28 2014
An Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle has just crashed in the vicinity of Baghdad Airport. According to the FARS News Agency, an Isra...
Aug 26 2014
Few days ago Iran reportedly shot down an Israeli “stealth” drone near one of its nuclear enrichment facilities. But t...

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