Saturday, April 10, 2021

Aviation

Russia scrambles fighter jet against RC-135W Rivet Joint spy plane

A Russian MiG-31 (NATO reporting name: Foxhound) fighter jet intercepted a U.S. Air Force RC-135W Rivet Joint strategic reconnaissance aircraft over the Pacific Ocean in the Kamchatka region, Russia’s National Defense Control Center reported on Friday. "Russian airspace...

U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft caught fire on runway

A U.S. Air Force C-17A Globemaster III transport aircraft caught fire on the runway at the Joint Base Charleston Friday afternoon. In a release late Friday, Joint Base Charleston (JBC) said that there were no injuries following an...

Northrop Grumman’s Firebird multi-sensor aircraft demonstrates operational flexibility

U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman announced this week that its Firebird multi-sensor aircraft showcased the versatility of the optionally-manned autonomous system as it flew to various locations across the United States last month. NG says the ability...

U.S. Air Force pilot spotted with Russian patch

The U.S. Air Force has released some interesting footage from the Exercise Point Blank that showing its pilot with a Russian patch on his shoulder. On Apr. 7, 2021, the 48th Fighter Wing’s official account posted photos from...

South Korea rolls out prototype of new KF-21 Boramae fighter jet

Republic of Korea (South Korea) unveiled a prototype of the KF-21 Boramae fighter jet, formerly known as the KF-X, state-run KTV reported. President Moon Jae-in visited Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) in Sacheon, South Gyeongsang Province, Friday, for the...

DARPA awards two contracts to BAE Systems for cutting-edge electronic warfare technology

According to a press release issued Wednesday by BAE Systems, it will design mechanisms for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that protect emerging wideband receivers from interference, enabling their use in contested and congested...

France conducts massive drills of its strategic nuclear forces

On April. 7, France conducted massive drills of its strategic nuclear forces that mobilized as many as 50 military aircraft including WC-135 Constant Phoenix atmospheric sampling aircraft. The French Air and Space Force said in a statement that...

U.S. Air Force names newest fighter jet ‘Eagle II’

U.S. Air Force named the F-15EX fighter jet ‘Eagle II’ during a naming ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, April. 7. During the ceremony, the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft has officially been named Eagle II. The official designation...

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