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This video shows what it’s like to be almost on the receiving end of Russian carpet bombings in Syria

Nov 18 2015
Pretty impressive footage of bombs falling from the sky.

Beginning on Nov. 17, the Russian Air Force has started pounding ground targets across Syria using its heavy bombers: Tu-95MS, Tu-160 and Tu-22M.

During the first wave, 5 x Tu-160 Blackjack, 6 x ...

Russian MoD video shows Tu-160, Tu-95 and Tu-22 bombers (with Su-27 escort) bomb ISIS in Syria

Nov 17 2015
Interesting footage of Putin’s heavy bombers at work.

Early in the morning on Nov. 17, the Russian Air Force launched 25 heavy bombers against ISIS ground targets in Syria.

The aircraft, 5 x Tu-160 Blackjack, 6 x Tu-95MS Bear and 14 x ...

25 Russian long-range strategic bombers in action over Syria for the very first time

Nov 17 2015
Russian Air Force heavy bombers made their first appearance over Syria yesterday night.

It looks like Moscow stepped up its military effort in Syria even before the intention to intensify the air strikes was announced by Putin on Nov. 17.

As initially ...

How two F/A-18s brought their pilots home after colliding mid-air during air combat training

Nov 16 2015
The risky business of being an adversary pilot.

Dissimilar Air Combat Training (DACT) is one of the most important parts in the training of modern fighter pilots. At the same time, an air combat maneuvering (ACM) session, where friendly and (simulated) ...

A dozen French Air Force jets conducted massive air strikes against ISIS targets in Raqqa, Syria

Nov 15 2015
France strikes back with Rafale and Mirage 2000 jets.

According to the French MoD (Ministry of Defense), a dozen French aircraft conducted air strikes against ISIS targets located in Raqqa, Syria on Nov. 15.

The aircraft, Mirage 2000N and Mirage 2000Ds and ...

Interesting images show a Tornado IDS carrying eight GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs during test flight

Nov 15 2015
The Tornado fighter bomber is one of the platforms already integrated with the GBU-39 SDBs (Small Diameter Bombs).

The GBU-39 SDB is a 250-lb multipurpose, insensitive, penetrating bomb with a blast-fragmentation warhead for stationary targets.

These bombs are equipped with deployable wings ...

Military Aviation

Nov 30 2015
Here’s why Wild Weasel missions were among the most dangerous sorties flown in Southeast Asia. During the Vietnam War the ma...
Nov 27 2015
Here’s the Russian version of the Su-24 shootdown. On Nov. 24, a Su-24M Fencer bomber was shot down by a TuAF F-16 near the ...


Oct 20 2015
This was just released by the Russian MoD. Russia’s MoD has just released a video showing a Sukhoi (Su-30SM) more or less &#...
Oct 16 2015
The Turkish Air Force has shot down an unidentified UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) over the Syria-Turkey border. Turkish Air Force...

Aviation Safety

Nov 16 2015
The risky business of being an adversary pilot. Dissimilar Air Combat Training (DACT) is one of the most important parts in the tr...
Nov 12 2015
Another crazy low pass. Here’s another chapter in the Ukrainian Air Force low pass saga. After the the Mig-29 overflying pro...

Rogue States

Nov 29 2015
Airspace violations are more frequent than one might believe. On Nov. 24, a Russian Air Force Su-24M that allegedly violated the T...
Nov 27 2015
The Turkish Air Force is no longer supporting the air war on ISIS. According to  Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper, the Turkish Air F...

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