Earlier this year Iran held negotiations with Russia over the acquisition of Sukhoi Su-30SM multi-role fighter jets The Russian Ambassador to Tehran, Levan Dzhagaryan, told Tehran Times that due to United Nations (UN) Resolution 2231, it will be difficult for Iran to acquire Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker fighters. Actually earlier this year Iran held negotiations with Russia over the acquisition of Sukhoi Su-30SM multi-role...
All the Fishbeds operate out of 91st Air Base at Zagreb-Pleso and they are flown by a single unit that is called the "Fighter Squadron" Recently produced by the Croatian Air Force, the cool video in this post (which includes cool GoPro cockpit footage too) shows 91st Air Force Base MiG-21 fighters in action. Noteworthy Croatian Air Force and Air Defence...
A significant avionics upgrade is expected to prolong the life of the KC-135 Stratotanker for at least another 25 years Taken on Oct. 10, 2016 at the Air National Guard base in Sioux City, Iowa, the photos in this post clearly show that, despite they were built 60 years ago, many automobiles like the 56 Chevy and aircraft like the...
The Canberra should be ready to fly for the Royal Air Force centenary in 2018 Another jet from Britain's golden age of flight is to be restored by the Vulcan To The Sky Trust (VTST), which already brought back to life the famous Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558. VTST in fact has acquired the English Electric Canberra WK163 from the Coventry-based Classic Air Force...
Functionality inspections are meticulous processes: in fact one small oversight can lead to weapon failure or worse The A-10 Thunderbolt II is the first U.S. Air Force (USAF) aircraft specially designed for close air support (CAS) of ground forces. Its combination of large and varied ordnance load, long loiter time, accurate weapons delivery, austere field capability, and survivability has proven invaluable...
During an orientation flight on board the Mustang the passenger is invited to do the majority of the flight by himself, from basic maneuvering to high performance aerobatics If you ever wondered what it is like learning to fly the legendary P-51 Mustang, in this post you can find a link to a spectacular video that can give you a clue. Brought...
Airbus, Lockheed Martin team up and offer A330 MRTT to U.S. government
The two tankers delivered more than 600 thousand pounds of fuel to coalition aircraft supporting the liberation of Mosul As reported by Senior Airman Tyler Woodward, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs in the article Interoperability accelerates fight against Da'esh, as the fight against Daesh continues, interoperability between allied forces is proving to be essential in the success of Operation Inherent...
The grounding of the entire E-3D fleet could affect air operations conducted in the Middle East The Royal Air Force (RAF) has been forced to ground its E-3D Sentry airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft after issues were discovered with the aircraft’s electrical wiring and cabin conditioning system. As reported by defensenews.com on Nov.4, 2016, a Royal Air Force spokesman said...
The Diamondbacks of VFA-102 are the Navy's only forward-deployed F/A-18F Super Hornet squadron Taken on Sep. 7, 2016 the cool photo in this post shows an F/A-18 Super Hornet belonging to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 "Diamondbacks" receiving a fresh water wash-down under a breathtaking starry sky on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) from the...
The modified F-4 became the QF-4 and it was chosen as the QF-106 successor in the Air Force aerial target inventory Oct. 25, 2016 has been a bittersweet day for Hill Air Force Base (AFB). On that day in fact as the QF-4 Aerial Target mission is winding down, two of the aircraft visited the airfield, to give supporters of the...

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