Archive for April 29th, 2015

GoPro cockpit footage from Belarus Yak-130

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Sweetman: Gripen’s PS-05/A Mark 4 can now see targets at 1.5 times the distance

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Bill Sweetman has the lowdown on the new Mark 4 version of the PS-05/A mechanically scanned radar being offered to Gripen clients.

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Graphic: Saab
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China, Russia plan to sign Mi-26 upgrade deal next month

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During his trip to China, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Beijing and Moscow plan on signing a final agreement on modernizing the Mi26 next month.

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Alan Wilson [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Whidbey Island citizens ask federal court to stop Growler noise

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A group of Whidbey Island residents are asking the federal court to block the U.S. Navy from using Outlying Landing Field (OLF) Coupeville to train EA-18G pilots due to noise.

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By U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Ian C. Anderson, USN [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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GoPro cockpit video of CF-18 painted in Battle of Britain colors

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CF-18 Demonstration pilot for 2015, Capt. Denis “Cheech” Beaulieu, shared this video of himself as he practice for the airshow season in his jet that has been painted to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

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Photo:RCAF