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The latest news from the world of military aviation

According to unconfirmed reports, the U.S. launched a special operations mission to recover the Jordanian Air Force pilot captured by IS militants after he was forced to abandon his F-16 over Iraq on Dec. 24, 2014. However, the mission had to be aborted after the commando, heading towards a private...
The USAF's KC-46A N461F Pegasus Tanker Finally Takes Flight. The Boeing KC-46 Pegasus is a military aerial refueling and strategic transport aircraft developed by Boeing from its 767 jet airliner. In February 2011, the tanker was selected by the United States Air Force (USAF) as the winner in the KC-X...
Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $491,478,068 fixed-price incentive firm type contract for Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) production Lot 28. Contractor will provide AMRAAM missiles and other AMRAAM system items. The AMRAAM system includes the missile, captive air training missile, common munitions bit/reprogramming...
Argentina Buying Russian All-weather Attack Aircraft Su-24. President Putin’s visit to Argentina in July laid the groundwork for exchanging Russian military hardware for wheat, beef and other goods Moscow needs due to EU food embargoes. The deal involves a lease/lend of 12 Sukhoi Su-24 supersonic, all-weather attack aircraft. They...
Islamic State militants' positions near the Iraqi city of Tikrit were targeted by Iraqi military airstrikes, conducted from Russian-built Su-25 fighter jets, the local Al Sumaria TV channel reported on Thursday. "Iraqi pilots on Russian Sukhoi fighter jets have today bombed Daesh targets near Yathrib , forcing militants to...
After four and a half decades in service with Japanese Self Defence Forces ,the YS-11M is set for retirement. They will be replaced by 6 used US KC-130R. YS-11 was designed a low-winged twin-turboprop monoplane seating 60 passengers. Although the aircraft was mainly designed and manufactured in Japan, the...
The Chengdu J-20 is a stealth, twin-engine fifth-generation fighter aircraft prototype being developed by Chengdu Aerospace Corporation for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). Chengdu’s J-20 stealth fighter represents the pinnacle of China’s aerospace engineering, but its existence and development have posed mysteries since the unexpected...
Russia has completed delivery of a batch of 12 Sukhoi Su-30MK2 fighter aircraft to Vietnam air force signed under a $450 million contract between the two countries in 2013. A similar configuration of the Su-30MK family priced between $35-37 million per aircraft was also sold to China earlier.

US soldiers conducts extreme cold tests in Alaska

During the winter of 1939 and 1940, winter-camouflaged Finnish ski troops for a time held off a much larger Soviet army that had neither...

Czech company offers its latest version of new rocket launcher in...

The Czech company Excalibur Army is offering the latest version of its new RM-70 Vampire 4D multiple rocket launcher in the Middle East. The new RM-70...

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