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Here’s how the Turkish F-16 shot down a Syrian Mil Mi-17 Hip helicopter today

Sep 16 2013

More details about the downing of a Syrian helicopter are emerging.

Turkish General Staff released a statement and published the radar track history regarding the incident.

Here’s how the incident unfold:1. The Syrian Mi-17 Hip was first detected as possible intruder and ...

Turkish Air Force F-16 has just shot down a Syrian helicopter that violated the Turkish airspace

Sep 16 2013

According to an official statement by Turkey’s deputy PM, a Syrian helicopter (possibly an Mi-8/17 Hip, based on the amount of such types in service) that had violated the Turkish airspace by 2 km was shot down earlier today by ...

New video shows deadly MANPADS hit on helicopter in Syria

Sep 16 2013

Emerged on Sept. 15, new footage allegedly shows a helicopter being shot down over Nubbol (a small town in northern Aleppo province) Jun. 30, 2013 by rebels using an FN-6 MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defense System).

Developed in China, the FN-6 ...

Spanish pilot achieves impressive milestone: 4,000 flying hours on the Northrop Grumman F-5 Freedom Fighter

Sep 16 2013

On Jul. 11, 2013, Lt. Col. Jesus Antonio Caballero, head of the Research Group & Air Forces of the Spanish Air Force (Ejercito del Aire) 23 Wing in Talavera Air Base, completed 4,000 flying hours on the F-5 aircraft . ...

“Poland’s air defense capability is critically weak” local TV station says. But it’s just misinformation

Sep 16 2013

Polish media outlets seem to be a bit too inaccurate about what is happening in the Polish Air Force. This time, the lack of fact checking deals with the fleet of the Polish F-16 Block 52+ Vipers.

The Polish TV station, ...

[Video] Mig-29K conducts take off and landing practice on new Indian aircraft carrier

Sep 15 2013

As reported earlier, Mig-29K fighter jets are going to operate from INS “Vikramaditya”, the carrier once part of the Soviet Navy, purchased by the Indian Navy in 2004.

The carrier is conducting its final operational tests, including day and night take ...

Military Aviation

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...

Drones

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 ...
May 04 2017
ISIS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle fail as seen from above. ISIS is known to operate a wide variety of UAVs. Surveillance, Kamikaze, gre...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

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...
Jun 12 2017
Spitfire Ground Rolls on Takeoff. Spitfire XIX PS890 was involved in a serious accident at the L’aérodrome de Longuyon – Vill...

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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