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U.S. F-22 Raptor Allegedly Interfered With Russian Su-25s Over Syria And “Chased Away” By Su-35S, Russian MoD Claims

Dec 09 2017
A close encounter between an F-22, two Su-25s and one Su-35S occurred over Syria some weeks ago. Many things about the incident are yet to be explained though. CENTCOM: “There is no truth to this allegation.”

Several Russian media outlets are ...

“We Did Barrel Rolls Around Tu-95s At The Request Of The Soviets”: F-4 WSO Explains The Story Of The Phantom Upside Down Near Bear

Dec 09 2017
Here are some memories from the Weapon Systems Officer who shot the famous photograph of the F-4 flying inverted near a Soviet Tu-95 Bear bomber.

Last week we have published a blurry shot of a U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantom flying ...

NATO Special Operations Command: Taliban “Red Unit” Commander Killed in Air Strike. Here’s The Video.

Dec 07 2017
Air Strike Hits Vehicle of Taliban Commander in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

The NATO Special Operations Component Command, Afghanistan has announced that the Taliban “Red Unit” (special operations) commander in Helmand province, Mullah Shah Wali, alias “Haji Nasir”, was killed in a ...

This Video Shows A Russian Su-30SM Almost Getting “Into” The Cargo Bay Of An Il-76 Airlifter Involved In Air Drop Over Syria

Dec 07 2017
An armed Russian Su-30SM gets much close to a UN Il-76 over Deir Ez Zor, Syria.

The video in this post was reportedly filmed during a mission over Deir Ez Zor, Syria.

It shows an armed Russian Air Force Su-30SM jet, escorting ...

The Israeli F-35I “Adir” Declared Operational. So What’s Next?

Dec 06 2017
Little less than a year after the first two aircraft were delivered to Israel, the Israeli Air Force F-35s have achieved IOC (Initial Operational Capability).

On Dec. 6, 2017, the Israeli Air Force has declared its first F-35 Lightning II jets, ...

Watch An F-22 Spot And Engage An A-4 Skyhawk In A Low Dogfight In A Valley

Dec 05 2017
Top Gun Reloaded featuring F-22 Raptor and A-4 Skyhawk.

I’m pretty sure most of you remember the Top Gun movie scenes with the F-14 Tomcats dogfighting with A-4 Skyhawks around mountains. Those scenes were shot around NAS Fallon, Nevada, not too ...

Military Aviation

Dec 17 2017
This video shows the weird object as seen from a U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet’s ATFLIR (Advanced Targeting Forward Looking...
Dec 15 2017
The composite photo gives a pretty good idea of how the cockpit of supersonic heavy bombers has evolved in about 50 years. With a ...

Drones

Oct 27 2017
A B-52 from the 419th Flight Test Squadron was given a new nose art to commemorate the Buff’s involvement in a top-secret te...
Sep 20 2017
Here’s the footage of a RAF Reaper drone unleashing Hellfire missile to stop a public execution in Syria. The news of a succ...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Dec 11 2017
A belly landing for a giant C-5 Galaxy. The photo in this post was taken by one of our readers, Tyll Parker, at Travis Air Force B...
Dec 04 2017
“Because I was….inverted!”: Top Gun stunt performed near a Russian strategic bomber. In the last few years, we h...

Rogue States

Dec 15 2017
Are U.S. And Russia in Last-Minute Intelligence Grab Over Syria? International news media has been crackling with reports of inter...
Dec 13 2017
The AC-130 Spectre Gunship Still Plays a Critical Role in America’s Close Air Support Capability. It is large, slow and vulnerab...

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