The F/A-18 fighter jets will reach the end of their lifespans of 5,000 flight hours in 2025 On. Nov. 21, 2016, Swiss Defence Minister Guy Parmelin revealed that his ministry will seek permission from Parliament next year for $486 million to extend the lifespan of the Swiss Air Force F/A-18 Hornet fleet. In fact as reported by Swissinfo.ch the F/A-18 fighter...
Probably the Typhoon was driven by a student who misjudged the aircraft rate of descent This post provides the link to a very interesting clip. Filmed on Apr. 22, 2016 at RAF Coningsby, the footage in fact features a Royal Air Force (RAF) twin seater Eurofighter Typhoon from to No 29 Squadron "clipping grass" while landing after a morning training sortie. We can assume that,...
The clear 360-degree picture of the battlespace delivered by the helmet provides the F-35 pilot with an unparalleled ability to dominate the tactical environment A vital element of the F-35 Lightning II’s unprecedented warfighter capability is the Rockwell Collins F-35 Generation III Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS), known as F-35 Gen III helmet. Noteworthy the helmet’s ground-breaking technology equips the pilot with...
F-22 stealth fighters left behind at Tyndall AFB damaged beyond repair by Hurricane Michael
The in-flight weapons system maintenance issue affected the radar cross-section of the F-22 A re-occurring weapon's system issue with an F-22 Raptor belonging to 43rd Fighter Squadron  from Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida, has recently been fixed by a small team of Airmen who developed an innovative solution to solve the problem. Even if, as explained by the U.S. Air Force...
According to the first accident report, the F-15's central and rear parts were damaged beyond repair A badly damaged Israeli Air Force (IAF) dual-seater F-15 Baz (Falcon, as the F-15 Eagle is dubbed by IAF) fighter jet will soon return to service with parts coming from a single-seater F-15. In Jun., 2011, the aircraft, belonging to the "Edge of the Spear"...
The Russian Air and Space Force received the first Tu-95MSM in Aug. 2015 Released by the Russian Defense Ministry on its YouTube channel on Nov. 17, 2016, the video in this post shows the first combat sortie of the latest variant of the iconic Tupolev Tu-95 strategic bomber. As reported by Tass.com in fact, one sample of the modernized Tu-95MSM performed last Thursday...
This year's edition of Cope West was quite unique because was focused on fighter operations As told by Cpl. Aaron Henson in the article PACIFIC AIR FORCES, US MARINE CORPS CONCLUDE EXERCISE COPE WEST 17 the F/A-18D Hornets belonging to Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 225 "Vikings" concluded exercise Cope West 17 at Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Indonesia, on...
The A400M is the only tactical tanker that features a third refueling point in addition to its underwing pods The following video, released by Airbus on Nov. 14, 2016, shows Airbus A400M airlifter demonstrating the ability of the type to refuel another A400M using the centreline hose and drum unit (HDU). The two aircraft involved in the test performed more...
Theodore Roosevelt is moored and homeported in San Diego undergoing a scheduled Planned Maintenance Availability. Taken on Nov. 14, 2016 the breathtaking pictures in this article feature the brightest moon in almost 69 years as it sets behind the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Noteworthy Theodore Roosevelt, whose first deployment was a six month patrol of the Mediterranean Sea...
Growler Ball 2016 provides an overview of the U.S. Navy EA-18G crews intense flight activity Join the EA-18G Growlers of the Pacific Northwest in celebrating Growler Ball 2016. The video-compilation in this post features the most sierra hotel clips of the Pacific Northwest Growlers in action across the fleet. Growler Ball 2016, even though is a short footage, provides an overview...

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