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Italian Army – 147th Anniversary

May 06 2008

On May 6th, the Esercito Italiano (Italian Army) celebrated its 147th Anniversary with a show that was held in the Tor Di Quinto military hippodrome. The show comprised also an air display of the main AVES aircraft and the flyby ...

Apr 26 Grazzanise air display

May 03 2008

The 90th Anniversary of the 21° Gruppo was celebrated with an interesting air display in which 4 AB.212ICO of the Squadron (one of which in a special colour scheme as written in a previous post) performed a simulated CSAR mission. Here ...

New Italian Special Colour to celebrate the 21° Gruppo 90th Anniversary

Apr 26 2008

In order to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the 21st Gruppo, a new Special Colour was officially presented on Apr 26 at Grazzanise airbase, during the ItAF Tiger Sqn Reunion. The aircraft is an AB.212ICO MM81375 previously wearing the ISAF ...

Spring Flag Media Day in pictures

Apr 24 2008

Here are a few more interesting pictures of the Spring Flag Media Day held on Apr 17 at Decimomannu airbase. For the air display of the Exercise some assets of the Trapani-based Opfor visited Deci: MM722 1-15 AV8B+ I GrupAer MM7034 50-50 ...

Spring Flag Media Day report (debrief part 2)

Apr 23 2008

The Media Day of the Spring Flag 2008 was focused on the press conference that provided lots of information about this year’s edition of the exercise. Here’s a summary of the main figures of the Spring Flag: SF08 was a Joint, Interdepartmental, ...

Another Scramble for the Italian F-16s

Apr 23 2008

On Apr. 18, a Kuwaitian C-130 UK-bound, coming from Athens and crossing the Italian airspace was intercepted by two F-16s of the 5th Stormo. The Italian fighters took off from Cervia, intercepted the “zombie” over PNZ (Ponza) radiobeacon at 08.45L, ...

Military Aviation

Apr 21 2017
For two days in a row, Russian Air Force Tu-95 Bear bombers flew near Alaska’s airspace. On Apr. 17 the U.S. Air Force scram...
Apr 17 2017
Dubbed “Hannah”, a heavily modified Boeing 707 is operated by MIT Lincoln Laboratory for the Air Force as a communicat...

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 21 2017
For two days in a row, Russian Air Force Tu-95 Bear bombers flew near Alaska’s airspace. On Apr. 17 the U.S. Air Force scram...
Apr 20 2017
Media Suggests U.S. Could Strike Preemptively: But What Are The Chances? The U.S. Military could launch precision strikes against ...

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