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Helicopters and the risk of RFID hacks

May 13 2009

Eurocopter and Telit recently signed a contract according to which, Telit RF Technology will develop a wireless communication system to monitor helicopters critical systems and to improve aircraft maintenance. According to the information that have been released so far, each ...

F-104 air-to-air pictures by Katsuhiko Tokunaga

May 11 2009

Many visitors of my site and photo gallery ask me questions about aviation photography and especially about shooting air-to-air from a chase plane. I’ve already written about the difficulties of taking nice pictures when strapped on an ejection seat inside ...

157th Anniversary of the Polizia di Stato (Italian State Police)

May 08 2009

The Polizia di Stato (PS, Italian for State Police), the Armed Corps depending on the Ministry of the Interior celebrated on May 8, its 157th anniversary. Among the ceremonies to celebrate the anniversary, an interesting event was organised at ...

C-17 gear up landing: investigation results

May 08 2009

After publishing the pictures of the famous C-17 gear up landing in Bagram there was much discussion among the visitors of this site about the root cause of the accident, the responsibilities etc. (you can see the pictures and read ...

A very rare bird!

May 05 2009

Giovanni Maduli sent me the following extremely interesting picture of a Beechcraft Super King Air 200 aircraft with a modified nose section and wearing ATK and Vitrociset markings. The aircraft should be the test bed aircraft developed for the Aeronautica ...

E-3 AWACS contrails over Northern Italy

May 03 2009

On Apr. 30, around 10.00AM LT, Fabrizio Berni noticed some contrails above Brescia and took the following interesting pictures. As the aircraft was orbiting, the shape of the contrails was (more or less) circular. The close up shows a (NATO) ...

Military Aviation

Oct 15 2018
The F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force (ITF) achieved a new milestone performing a Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing (SRVL...
Oct 12 2018
The 48th Fighter Wing hosts a big exercise, integrating joint service as well as 4th and 5th Generation capabilities. One of the b...

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

Oct 14 2018
Bizarre F-16’s “ground-to-ground” kill injures two. It’s the second accidental aerial weapon discharge in ...
Oct 11 2018
Suspected Fuel Problem Results in Grounding of Joint Strike Fighter. Not all of them actually… All Lockheed Martin F-35 Ligh...

Rogue States

Oct 09 2018
Using Datalink, an F-35B shared target data with an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). 5th Gen. aircraft increas...
Oct 06 2018
The F-15C from the California Air National Guard are taking part in Exercise “Clear Sky 2018”. On Oct. 6, 2018, U.S. A...

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