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Stunning video of machine guns shooting at target drones shows how difficult hitting a remotely piloted aircraft can be

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 world also employ several types of smaller remotely piloted planes. Such drones are used for a wide variety ...

Dacian Viper 2014: six U.S. F-16 combat planes deployed to Romania

Apr 13 2014
Six U.S. Air Force F-16s have deployed to the 71st Air Base in Campia Turzii, Romania, to train with the local based Mig-21 Lancer jets (and strengthen Washington’s presence at the gates of Ukraine.)

An exercise dubbed “Dacian Viper 2014″ is ...

[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 ...

Military Aviation

Apr 24 2014
Aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is still in the Mediterranean where it operates watched closely by NATO E-3 AWACS. Even if it has reportedly ...
Apr 23 2014
Texas and Kansas sightings have unveiled two different Black Projects. As we have already reported here, on Mar. 10, 2014 Steve Douglass and ...

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 24 2014
Aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is still in the Mediterranean where it operates watched closely by NATO E-3 AWACS. Even if it has reportedly ...
Apr 24 2014
China’s aircraft carrier Liaoning and its J-15s are the protagonists of a celebratory Top Gun-type video. In order to celebrate the 65th anniversary ...

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