11th pilot to clock 1,000 hours on the F-22

Posted in Air Force on May 22nd, 2015 Be the first to comment

Maj. Chad Newkirk, a Reserve F-22 pilot is the eleventh pilot to reach more than 1,000 flight hours on the F-22.

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U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Dana Rosso
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Buk-M3’s performance has surpassed S-300 in some areas

Posted in Air Defense on May 22nd, 2015 Be the first to comment

A Russian Defense Ministry source told TASS that the new Buk-M3 air defense system has surpassed the S-300 in certain performances.

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Video of PLAAF H-6K first flight over Miyako Strait

Posted in Air Force on May 22nd, 2015 Be the first to comment

H-6K bombers from the PLAAF 10th Bomber Division at Anqing flew over the Miyako Strait on May 21. CCTV has a video clip on it.

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PLAAF aircraft flew to Miyako Strait

Posted in Air Force on May 21st, 2015 Be the first to comment

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) flew its first training mission to Miyako Strait today.

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Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 lands on a highway during an exercise

Posted in Air Force on May 21st, 2015 Be the first to comment

The Indian Air Force tested the use of national highways for emergency landing by fighter aircraft today with a Mirage 2000 touching down on a stretch of the Yamuna expressway in Uttar Pradesh.

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Su-34 with side-looking radar pod

Posted in Air Force on May 21st, 2015 Be the first to comment

Sweden looks at replacing Saab 105

Posted in Air Force on May 21st, 2015 Be the first to comment

By end of the decade, the Swedish Air Force plans to phase out the Saab 105 jet trainer and replace it with a Military Flying Training System (MFTS).

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By Matt Morgan (Flickr: Aircraft_Fighter_Jet_Saab_105OE_10) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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ARH-70 saga ends as product office for Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter cased its colors

Posted in Army on May 21st, 2015 Be the first to comment

The U.S. Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter product office cased its colors, signifying a mission change, on May 7.

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By Mollie Miller (http://www.army.mil/-images/2008/02/05/12527/) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Astra test fired while Su-30MKI was doing a high-G maneuver

Posted in Air Force, Research on May 21st, 2015 Be the first to comment

India test fired its Astra air-to-air missile twice on May 20 and each time the launch aircraft performed a high-G maneuver when releasing the missile.

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Boeing in “early discussions” to export A-10

Posted in Air Force, Industry on May 21st, 2015 Be the first to comment

Boeing hopes to export the A-10 to other countries and a company official said it has “begun early discussions.”

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By Chief Master Sgt. David L. Stuppy (United States Armed Forces) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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