Latest Posts

Russia’s Su-57 Stealth Fighter Completes Engine Upgrade and Continues Development Amid Business Concerns

Dec 22 2017
Program Technically on Track, But Will Logistics and Finances Ground New Russian Superfighter?

Russia’s contribution to the 5th Generation of air combat super-fighters moved ahead tangibly in early December with the successful flight of the first Sukhoi Su-57 using its new, ...

Five Companies Interested In Poland’s Next Generation Fighter Program “Harpia”

Dec 22 2017
Contenders could be F-35, Eurofighter Typhoon, Gripen, Advanced Super Hornet and second-hand F-16 jets.

According to a news piece published by Dziennik Zbrojny today, five entities have expressed their will to participate in the market analysis initiative concerning the potential procurement ...

The Blackbird NASA Used For Validating The SR-71 Linear Aerospike Experiment Configuration

Dec 21 2017
The iconic SR-71 was used by NASA to undertake a series of experiments. To carry out some of these testing activities the Blackbird was installed an interesting pod.

According to official records, NASA has operated a fleet of seven Blackbirds:

YF-12A (60-6935) ...

The Real-World Air Combat Origins of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Dec 20 2017
Truth is Stranger Than Fiction, And the Inspirations for “The Last Jedi” Are Remarkable.

This article contains spoilers. If you have not seen “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” yet, you may find it better to stop reading this article here and ...

Polish Air Force MiG-29 Crashes in Minsk Mazowiecki. It’s The First Ever Crash Of A Polish Fulcrum

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 as “67” Red – the number was repainted after the overhaul) has crashed in the vicinity of the Minsk Mazowiecki ...

Here’s Boeing Submission To The U.S. Navy MQ-25 Stingray Unmanned Carrier Aviation Air System Competition

Dec 19 2017
Boeing’s MQ-25 unmanned aircraft system has been unveiled.

After teasing its shape with a mysterious tweet that included a photograph of an aircraft under protective cover on Dec. 14, as planned, Boeing has unveiled a better (still, partial) view of its ...

Military Aviation

Aug 16 2018
The internal 25mm cannon fires up to 50 rounds per second. On Aug. 13, pilots from the 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron...
Aug 16 2018
New, Larger Aircraft Will Change Display Routine, Add Range for Ferry Flights. After several seasons of speculation, official U.S....

Drones

Aug 06 2018
Drone attack on President Maduro caught on video. According to press reports and official reports two drones armed with explosives...
Jun 28 2018
U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C “Triton” belonging to the Unmanned Patrol Squadron One Nine (VUP-19) DET Point Mugu conducted ...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Aug 18 2018
Accident is Third T-38 Crash in Ten Months for Talon II, Continues Series of U.S. Accidents. A U.S. Air Force Northrop T-38C Talon...
Aug 14 2018
Video shows a C-5 performing a nose gear-up landing at JB San Antonio last March. As you may remember, on Mar. 15, 2018, an Air Fo...

Rogue States

Aug 08 2018
Live AIM-120 AMRAAM Missile Still Missing with Search Underway. A Spanish Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft accidently...
Aug 06 2018
Drone attack on President Maduro caught on video. According to press reports and official reports two drones armed with explosives...

Special Topics

Citations