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Video shows Franco-German Future Combat Air System taking shape
Spain is to join the Franco-German effort to develop Future Combat Air System France and Germany have launched a joint project to develop a next-generation fighter aircraft as part of a wider Future Combat Air System (FCAS). The interesting video in this post features Gareth Jennings, Aviation...
Spanish Air Force Eurofighter accidentally fired AIM-120 AMRAAM over Estonia
The pilot fired the AIM-120 while flying over Pangodi, some 40 kilometers north of Tartu, south Estonia, during training on Aug. 7 An investigation by the Spanish Air Force has determined that pilot error was behind the accidental firing of a AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile over Estonia. The Eurofighter pilot initiated the firing sequence while flying over Pangodi, some 40 kilometers...
Spanish Eurofighter aircraft suspended from NATO Baltic Air Policing duties in the wake of accidental AMRAAM launch
While investigations are still underway, military sources said that human error is the most likely cause as no software errors have been detected Spanish Air Force Eurofighter aircraft deployed to the Baltics for air policing duties are being sidelined after one of the jets accidentally launched an AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile over Pangodi, some 40 kilometers north of Tartu, in south...
Spanish Air Force Eurofighter accidentally fired AIM-120 AMRAAM over Estonia
Even if the AIM-120 has a built-in self-destruction mode, it is possible that it did not exploded and debris of the 3.7 meters long weapon crashed on the ground On Aug. 7, 2018 at 15:44 local time a Spanish Air Force Eurofighter flying over Pangodi during the incident, some 40 kilometers north of Tartu, in south Estonia accidentally fired a...
Paramount Aerospace Systems had previously carried out the modernization of the Mirage F1M while still in Spanish Air Force military service The 22 ex-Spanish Air Force Mirage F1M aircraft bought by Draken International will be refurbished by Paramount Aerospace Systems, the company announced on Apr. 9. Paramount Aerospace Systems had previously carried out the modernization of the Mirage F1M while still...
Cool video shows A400M airlifter refueling six Spanish F/A-18s in one flight
Although only six F/A-18s were involved, the A400M mission simulated the refueling of eight aircraft via multiple contacts  The interesting video in this post shows the A400M ability to deliver fuel to six F/A-18s in a single mission during a recent air-to-air refueling (AAR) human factors certification flight on Dec. 13, 2017. Configured with two underwing pods and a centre hose...
Draken buys 22 former Spanish Air Force Mirage F1 fighters
According to the company these Mirage F1 aircraft are the best equipped and lowest time fighters of their kind available to the industry After ATAC and South African defense contractor Paramount Group, also Draken International buys surplus Mirage F1 fighters. The company in fact announced on Nov. 9 that it has acquired 22 Mirage F1M and F1B fighters from Spain. These fighters...
Spanish Air Force Eurofighter crashes near Los Llanos Air Base, killing pilot
The Eurofighter had been taking part in a military parade to commemorate Spain's national holiday According to Reuters, on Oct. 12, 2017 a Ejército del Aire (Spanish Air Force) Eurofighter fighter aircraft crashed near Los Llanos Air Base near the town of Albacete in southeastern Spain, killing its pilot. Local emergency services received a call at 1009 GMT informing them that the...

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