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The U.S. Air Force F-35A is ready for war. More or less.

Aug 04 2016
On Aug. 2, 2016, the F-35A was declared “combat ready” by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command. “A historic and monumental day for the program” according to Lockheed Martin; just an “Initial” capability, according to many others.

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Five U.S. Strategic bombers conduct simultaneous missions around the North Pole and over Alaska

Aug 03 2016
Dubbed “Polar Roar” the latest show of force saw U.S. bombers flying to the North and Baltic Seas in a Cold War-style exercise.

One B-52H Stratofortress from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, La., two B-52Hs from the 5th Bomb Wing, ...

Epic selfie catches moment EA-18G Growler pilot fires an AGM-88 HARM missile

Aug 02 2016
Flight Lieutenant Todd ‘Woody’ Woodford, an Australian officer assigned to VAQ-135, launches an AGM-88 HARM All-Up-Round from a Growler.

The above selfie was taken by a Royal Australian Air Force pilot, FLTLT Todd Woodford, assigned to VAQ-135, a U.S. Navy Squadron ...

U.S. Marine Corps helicopters aboard amphibious assault ship and USAF drones lead new round of U.S. air strikes on ISIS in Libya

Aug 01 2016
Manned and unmanned aircraft have taken part in the air strikes launched on Aug. 1, against Daesh targets around Sirte, in Libya.

On Aug. 1, the U.S. launched a new round of air strikes against Islamic State positions around Sirte, in ...

Russia’s most advanced spyplane has deployed to Syria again

Jul 31 2016
After the first tour of duty in February 2016  the Tu-214R has returned to Latakia. To spy on Daesh (and also on the U.S. F-22s?)

The Tu-214R is the most modern Russian ISR (Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance) aircraft.

Equipped with sensors to perform ...

Take a look at this cool drawing of the Northrop Low Altitude Penetrator concept

Jul 29 2016
This is how the B-2 LAP “variant” could have looked.

In 1979, Northrop began studies for a low-observable strategic bomber that would eventually result in the B-2 “Spirit” stealth bomber as we know it.

However, in the early days, two basic mission ...

Military Aviation

Dec 02 2016
Whiteman Thunderbolt pilot has spent the equivalent of 250 days flying the A-10 “tankbuster” across the world (includi...
Dec 01 2016
After being unexpectedly requested to refuel a CAS (Close Air Support) aircraft targeting a high-level enemy leader, a KC-135 foun...

Drones

Oct 19 2016
MQ-4C, E-2C, C-2A, P-8A, F-35 and SH-60R flew over USS Zumwalt in Chesapeake USS Zumwalt, the U.S. Navy’s newest and most te...
Oct 18 2016
U.S. Air Force’s gigantic Global Hawk drones have been flying over Ukraine for about two years. However, they recently let e...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Nov 29 2016
Legacy Hornets are crashing at an alarming rate! A Royal Canadian Air Force single-seat CF-188 Hornet from 4 Wing Cold Lake crashe...
Nov 22 2016
This time a Flanker gets a handful of meters from the ground and a bystander… Ukrainian Air Force pilots love flying low and...

Rogue States

Nov 27 2016
Despite criticism, Israel decided to exercise the option for another 17 aircraft. And there might also be some F-35Bs at the horiz...
Nov 22 2016
This time a Flanker gets a handful of meters from the ground and a bystander… Ukrainian Air Force pilots love flying low and...

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