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U.S. Army Rangers Kill ISIS-K Leader in Combined Air/Ground Raid in Afghanistan.

May 08 2017
Army Confirms U.S. Raid in Afghanistan Following MOAB Strike Killed ISIS-K Leader.

The U.S. military confirmed in a statement on May 7 that the ISIS-K leader in Afghanistan, Sheikh Abdul Hasib, was killed by a combined air/ground operation last month.

The raid ...

Mysterious X-37B Unmanned Space Plane Returns After Long, Secret Mission.

May 08 2017
Mission of Secret Space Drone Remains Unknown Following 717-Day Orbit.

The secretive U.S. Air Force Boeing X-37B orbital unmanned spacecraft has landed at the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility on the east coast of Florida after an extended 717-day long ...

The Hellenic Air Force Has Retired Its Last RF-4E Phantom Jets

May 08 2017
The HAF has bid farewell to its last “recce” Phantoms.

On May 4, Larissa airbase, Greece, hosted the spotter day for the final flight of the Hellenic Air Force RF-4E, the last “recce” Phantoms in Europe. With the phase out of ...

We Flew Red Air against F-22 Raptors, F-35 Lightning IIs, Rafales and Typhoons in Atlantic Trident ’17. Here’s How It Went.

May 05 2017
Flying adversary air in a 71st Fighter Training Squadron (FTS) T-38A Talon during Atlantic Trident 17.

At 21,000 ft “Code” rolls the Talon inverted.  I have just enough time to realize we are inverted – before the Gs started building and ...

First F-35B Assembled Internationally Rolled Out of Cameri FACO Production Facility

May 05 2017
It’s the first F-35B assembled outside of the U.S.

On May. 5, the first F-35B, the Short Take-Off Vertical Landing variant of the the F-35 Lightning II, destined to the Italian Navy, rolled out of the Final Assembly and Check Out ...

U.S. Air Force Video Shows ISIS Militants Failing To Launch A UAV In Syria

May 04 2017
ISIS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle fail as seen from above.

ISIS is known to operate a wide variety of UAVs. Surveillance, Kamikaze, grenade-dropping drones and quadcopters are often dispatched to perform both reconnaissance and bombing missions.

Their ability to drop small bombs with ...

Military Aviation

Jun 23 2017
Interesting Exercise Demonstrates A400M Unimproved Takeoff/Landing Capabilities. The new Royal Air Force Airbus A400M tactical tra...
Jun 22 2017
The Polish Air Force has received its new G550, the first post-Soviet VIP aircraft. The first of the new Polish Air Force’s ...

Drones

Jun 23 2017
RQ-4 Long Range RPV From Beale AFB Crashes in Mountains, Thunderbirds F-16D Crashes In Runway Rollover. In two separate, unrelated...
May 08 2017
Mission of Secret Space Drone Remains Unknown Following 717-Day Orbit. The secretive U.S. Air Force Boeing X-37B orbital unmanned ...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Jun 23 2017
RQ-4 Long Range RPV From Beale AFB Crashes in Mountains, Thunderbirds F-16D Crashes In Runway Rollover. In two separate, unrelated...
Jun 12 2017
The Su-27 intercept as seen from the cockpit of the B-1B bomber over the Baltic Sea. Our friends at Air Forces Monthly have obtain...

Rogue States

Jun 22 2017
The Polish Air Force has received its new G550, the first post-Soviet VIP aircraft. The first of the new Polish Air Force’s ...
Jun 21 2017
A Russian fighter flies within 2 meters a Swedish Air Force spyplane, causing the Swedish minister of defence to condemn the behav...

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