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California ANG’s 144th FW Launched 16 F-15 Eagle Jets In The Wing’s First Ever Large-Scale Aircraft Generation Exercise

Dec 28 2017
California Air National Guard’s “Quick Draw” exercise put the 144th Fighter Wing’s readiness to test.

On Dec. 21, the 144th Fighter Wing, based at California Air National Guard Base Fresno, California, took part in Operation Quick Draw, the wing’s first ever ...

U.S. Marine Corps Planning F-35B Deployment to CENTCOM Area Of Responsibility To Get “First Taste Of Combat” In 2018

Dec 28 2017
The USMC may have their “baptism of fire” with the F-35B next year.

The F-35B, the STOVL (Short Take Off Vertical Landing) variant of the Lightning II 5th generation aircraft is expected to deploy to the Pacific and Central Command theaters ...

DPRK Situation Report: North Korea Prepares New HS-15 Orbital Launch, Tests Anthrax Weapon on ICBM Amid Officer Disappearances.

Dec 27 2017
Western Media Has Been Quiet About North Korea This Week, But North Korea Has Not Been Quiet And Prepares New Tests.

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), or North Korea, populated headlines in the west and especially the United States ...

The Impressive Chinese AG600 Maritime Patrol Flying Boat Makes First Flight in Zhuhai, China.

Dec 26 2017
It’s the second largest amphibious aircraft in the world after the Beriev A-40. Mission Includes Maritime Security, Search and Rescue and Firefighting.

The impressive AVIC AG600 long-range maritime security and patrol amphibious aircraf made its first flight from land at the ...

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 ...

Military Aviation

Jan 22 2018
Based on latest news, it may have been a good weekend for the F-35. The U.S. State Department issued a statement late Friday confi...
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...

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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