Tag: NATO

Watch Algerian MiG-25 Foxbats taking part in Joint Air Defense Exercise with NATO Fighters
From time to time, Algerian Foxbats participate in joint exercises with NATO-members. Brought to my attention by Kheiro Hussein, a reader of The Aviation Geek Club, the interesting photo in this post was taken on Oct. 10, 2010 and shows a French Airbus A310 being intercepted by an Algerian MiG-25PDS during Air Defense Exercise “Circaete 2010.”
A quick look at Algerian Foxbats: the only MiG-25 Fighters to Take Part in NATO Exercises
Having signed contract in 1978, Algeria was the first export customer for MiG-25 Foxbat. MiG-25PDS’are still operational today. Algeria was the first export customer for MiG-25 (ASCC/NATO-code 'Foxbat'). Related contract was signed in 1978, and a group of pilots and ground personnel underwent conversion training in Krasondar already during the same year. Thus,...
Turkey Considers the Sukhoi Su-35 (and Chinese and/or Pakistani Fighters As Well)
If Turkish Ministry of Defense gives a thumbs up, Turkey will start official negotiations with Russia to go from F-35 to Su-35. On Aug. 10, 2019, the Turkish pro-government daily Yeni Şafak reported that the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM - Savunma Sanayii Mustesarligi) asked the Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (MSB - Turkish...
Video: Spanish EF-18M shadowing Russian Defense Minister’s Plane Chased Away by Escorting Su-27 Fighter
For some reason, something seems to be missing in the video: how could the EF-18M get so close if a Su-27 was escorting the Russian Defense Minister’s plane? Published by Sputnink News on Aug. 13, 2019 the interesting video in this post features a Spanish EF-18M Hornet multirole fighter approaching Russian Defense Minister...
Su-27 Pilot remembers Mock Dogfight He Had against NATO F-16s that were trying to Violate Russian Airspace
'I was all alone out over international waters and a good long way from the shore when a pair of F-16s popped up and, in a manner of speaking, asked me to step outside…’ Maj. Yevgeniy Oleynik, Russian Su-27 Pilot. Development of what was to become the world-renowned Su-27 began in the 1960s...
Turkey kicked out of F-35 program because it’s Purchasing S-400. But Greece and other NATO Countries already have Russian Surface to Air Missile Systems that are Part of Alliance's Shared Missile Defense.
NATO's secretary general Jens Stoltenberg reiterated that the S-400 system could not become part of alliance's shared missile defense. The Trump administration has signaled its intention to kick Turkey out of the F-35 program. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said, in a statement on Jul. 17 that the country’s involvement in the...
Russian Su-27 pilot Films Footage on his Mobile Phone as his Flanker intercepts US Navy P-8A Poseidon
The Su-27 pilot is seen holding his phone in a reflection as he films the P-8 flying above his Flanker and then pans down to show land and water below. Russia says it scrambled a Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker fighter jet to intercept a US Navy P-8A Poseidon that was flying close to the annexed...
U.K. close to decision to buy Boeing 737 AEW&C aircraft
The E-7 aircraft are large enough to add potential new capabilities, such as operating drones for expanded surveillance, in coming years. Speaking to Reuters, Brig. Gen. Michael Gschossmann, general manager of the NATO AEW&C Programme Management Agency, says the alliance might switch to the Boeing 737 AEW&C platform to replace the aging...
Lockheed Martin launches new F-16 production line in Greenville
Since the F-16 Vipers are intended to replace Bulgarian Air Force's MiG-29s, they could be assigned to 3.IAB, based at Graf Ignatievo. Back in January 2019 Bulgaria’s parliament approved the government’s plan to start talks with the United States on buying eight new F-16 Vipers, to replace its aging Soviet-made MiG-29s and improve...
That time a Royal Navy Sea Harrier did an emergency landing on a Spanish Cargo ship: the Alraigo Incident
Ian "Soapy" Watson, the Sea Harrier pilot, had completed only 75 per cent of the recommended flying hours. On Jun. 7, 1983 Royal Navy Sea Harrier ZA176 performed an emergency landing aboard Cargo Ship Alraigo. The news footage in this post features the recovery of Sea Harrier ZA176 and Sub-Lt Ian Watson after...

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