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Super cool video shows approach, landing and parking onboard the USS Truman aircraft carrier

Aug 20 2013

The following video shows what approaching, landing and parking onboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier looks like from the cockpit of a C-2 Greyhound COD (Carrier Onboard Delivery) plane.

The interesting footage was filmed with a GoPro camera by Tailhook Production’s ...

Space Invaders in the desert: ISS Astronaut shoots weird infrastructure in southern Egypt

Aug 20 2013

Among the interesting photographs of the Earth he has taken from the ISS, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano (the one whose helmet filled with fluid during a recent spacewalk) has recently uploaded on his Facebook page one image he titled “Space ...

NVG video: F-35B Accomplishes First Night Vertical Landing Aboard USS WASP

Aug 19 2013

On Aug. 14, the first DT-II (Developmental Test Phase Two – the second of three planned tests aimed at expanding the F-35B’s shipboard operating envelope for the U.S. Marine Corps) night vertical landing was executed by F-35 Marine Corps test ...

China’s Air Force aerobatic display team to attend first ever air show abroad. In Russia

Aug 19 2013

The Chinese national aerobatic team, named August 1st (after the date of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force) is to be the highlight on the MAKS 2013 air show in Moscow on Aug. 27.

The team was established 51 ...

Sudan gets second hand Belarusian Su-24 Fencer attack planes. And here are some photos.

Aug 19 2013

It looks like that the sort-of mystery surrounding the fate of a dozen Su-24 Fencer attack planes withdrawn from use by Belarus Air Force was solved.

Akram Kharief, the editor of Secret Difa 3, a blog focusing on defense topics in ...

How two U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats shot down two Gaddafi’s Su-22 Fitters, 32 years ago today

Aug 19 2013

One year ago today, Tony Scott, the famous director of “Top Gun”, chose to commit suicide.

But Aug. 19 was an important date for the Tomcat community, because that day in 1981 US Navy F-14s were employed for the first time ...

Military Aviation

Apr 28 2017
The U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft continue their tour of eastern Europe. On Apr. 28, two U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightni...
Apr 26 2017
Yesterday two USAF F-35A stealth aircraft performed a quick visit to Estonia. But their mission to the Baltic region was probably ...

Drones

Feb 05 2017
We can’t say whether it happened by accident or on purpose, but a U.S. unmanned spy aircraft broadcast its position for everyone...
Jan 11 2017
U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets released a swarm of 103 Perdix semi-autonomous drones in flight. Welcome to the future of war tech. The U...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Mar 30 2017
Take a seat inside the cockpit of KC-135 Stratotanker number 4 in a 5-ship “Tanker Cell.” You don’t happen to se...
Mar 29 2017
Legacy and Super Hornet showing a concerning steady increase in “physiological episodes” that U.S. Navy calls “N...

Rogue States

Apr 26 2017
Yesterday two USAF F-35A stealth aircraft performed a quick visit to Estonia. But their mission to the Baltic region was probably ...
Apr 24 2017
Some of the F-35A Lightning II aircraft currently at RAF Lakenheath will forward deploy to Estonia tomorrow. Meanwhile, the first ...

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