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[Video] Ten of the most dangerous carrier deck mishaps

Sep 11 2014
Take off and landing from an aircraft carrier can be extremely dangerous.

Even if they are extremely important to project power across the globe, aircraft carriers and their flight decks are among the most dangerous working places all around the world.

Planes ...

Six U.S. Army helicopters make an unplanned landing in a rapeseed field in Poland

Sep 10 2014
Six U.S. Army helicopters have made an impromptu landing in Poland

On Sept. 10, six U.S. Army choppers landed in the middle of a rapeseed field near Gruta, Poland. Since the pilots did not know their location they received information leafleats ...

Poland wants new Attack Helicopters to replace Mi-24 Hind gunships. Soon.

Sep 10 2014
Poland has changed its priorities regarding acquisition of the helicopters. The general-purpose combat helicopter was to be the first purchase of the Polish Armed Forces, but now the weight has been shifted towards the assault choppers.

The original modernization plan for the ...

What’s this Pod Carried by a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone in Afghanistan?

Sep 09 2014
An interesting picture, shared by the U.S. Air Force, shows a Reaper UAS (Unmanned Air System) on the ground at Kandahar airbase, with two interesting pods.

The image in this post (that we’ve edited to highlight the detail of interest) was ...

[Video] Syrian helicopter destroyed by Anti-Tank Guided Missile

Sep 09 2014
Syrian militants fire a Kornet ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missile) to a Syrian helicopter

The following video shows a Syrian Mil Mi-8 Hip helicopter being destroyed by a Kornet ATGM reportedly fired by Sham Legion’ brigade militants at an airbase near Idlib.

From ...

[Photo] C-17 cockpit lighting controls during night flight over Iraq

Sep 08 2014
This is how the cockpit of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft looks like at night

The image in this post was taken as Capt. Erica Stooksbury, C-17 pilot with the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, adjusted the cockpit lighting controls in a ...

Military Aviation

Sep 19 2014
RAF Typhoons from RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland, intercepted Russian Tu-95 bombers. This news would sound different if Scotland got in...
Sep 18 2014
Although they are two different airframes, the F-15 and the F-18 have similar avionics, as you can read in the following interesti...

Drones

Sep 19 2014
Did you know RAF delivered its five Reaper UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) as if they were model kits? The Royal Air Force has just ...
Sep 09 2014
An interesting picture, shared by the U.S. Air Force, shows a Reaper UAS (Unmanned Air System) on the ground at Kandahar airbase, ...

Aviation Safety

Sep 15 2014
The famous episode when an Israeli Air Force F-15 was able to land with one wing. The F-15 is not only a famous MiG Killer. The le...
Sep 11 2014
Take off and landing from an aircraft carrier can be extremely dangerous. Even if they are extremely important to project power ac...

Rogue States

Sep 19 2014
The French Air Force has conducted the first air strike on a terrorist target in Iraq. Two Rafales, one C-135FR Tanker were involv...
Sep 19 2014
Two Russian Air Force Su-24 Fencer attack jets violated the Swedish airspace to probe the Swedish Air Force readiness. On Sept. 17...

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