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A Brief History of Pilots and Astronauts Wrist Watches

Dec 25 2013

The pilot wrist watch is an instrument which has been present in the cockpit since the very beginning of aviation.

The evolution of pilot watches shows aviation has always relied on cutting edge technology, setting trends for all other fields, including ...

F-22 will provide targeting for submarine based Tomahawk cruise missiles

Dec 24 2013

In an interview General Hawk Carlisle gave to Breaking Defense, the PACAF commander provided several interesting examples of how Pacific Defense is reshaping around capabilities becoming available across the different services.

One of them, sees 5th generation aircraft to provide forward target ...

Alenia Aermacchi M-346 selected as Polish Air Force’s future Advanced Jet Trainer

Dec 24 2013

According to Finmeccanica, the Polish Ministry of Defense has chosen the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master as the Advanced Jet Trainer for the Polish Air Force.

The contract, worth 280 million Euro, includes eight Master aircraft (plus option for 4 more planes) ...

Legendary U.S. Army Special Operations Force gets MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones

Dec 23 2013

In May 2011, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) used two stealthy MH-X “Silent Hawk” (or Stealth Black Hawk) to infiltrate and exfiltrate U.S. Navy SEALs during the Osama Bin Laden raid.

At that time, nobody knew a radar-evading version ...

China’s Black Hawk helicopter clone makes first flight

Dec 23 2013

On Dec. 23, at 14.11 Local Time, Chinese medium lift utility helicopter dubbed Z-20 made its first flight.

As the image (published on a Chinese Internet website and then made available by Alert5) shows, the chopper is clearly based on the ...

Interesting photos from Iran’s latest war games

Dec 22 2013

On Dec. 20, Iran’s air force started a military exercise in the Persian Gulf region.

Codenamed Fadaian-e Harim-e Velayat 4 (Defenders of Velayat Sanctuary 4), was a two-day exercise part of annual drills aimed at testing indigenous air defense systems, improving ...

Military Aviation

Jan 19 2018
I’m often asked what flying in a military jet looks like and how I do prepare for such missions. Here are some tips that mig...
Jan 18 2018
The aircraft will be officially delivered to the Marina Militare next week. Today it flew for the first time in full Italian Navy ...

Drones

Jan 08 2018
One Aircraft Heavily Damaged in Most Recent in String of Low-Cost Insurgent Drone Attacks. It is the definition of asymmetrical wa...
Dec 19 2017
Boeing’s MQ-25 unmanned aircraft system has been unveiled. After teasing its shape with a mysterious tweet that included a p...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Jan 09 2018
FLIR Images Show F-15 Shoot-Down, Weapon Used May Have Been Repurposed AAM. Images and video have surfaced of what is claimed to b...
Dec 19 2017
The pilot survived the first Polish MiG-29 crash since July 1989. A Polish Air Force MiG-29 Fulcrum (“67” Blue, formerly known...

Rogue States

Jan 18 2018
Here’s one of the two Tu-160s as seen through the pilot’s JHMCS (Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System). On Jan. 15, two ...
Jan 17 2018
The Social Media Battlefield: Fighting a Confusing War on Twitter, Youtube and Facebook. It is the new battlefield, the great equa...

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