Saturday, May 21, 2022

Aviation

Crashed Russian Su-34 radio transmission releases: ‘I’m shot down’

Ukrainian intelligence had intercepted radio transmissions between air traffic controllers and the pilot of a Russian Aerospace Forces' Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback strike aircraft that was shot down over Ukraine. In the chilling intercepted radio from Russian Su-34, a...

Ukraine receives first Mi-17 helicopters from US

Ukrainian Armed Forces reportedly have received its first Mi-17 Hip helicopters as part of U.S. military and security assistance. On Monday, Foreign Policy's Jack Detsch posted a Tweet that said that the U.S. Department of Defense has delivered...

US Commandos make history with highway landings in Latvia

A U.S. Special Operations Command aircraft has been operating from a strip of highway in Latvia, for the first time. On the night of May 10-11, C-146A Wolfhound special operations transport belonging to the U.S. Air Force Special...

Russian Ka-52 helicopter suffers excessive vibration

Russian Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter reportedly suffering from serious structural deficiencies, due to exposure to significant vibratory load levels originating from coaxial rotor system. In intensive operation conditions, Ka-52's coaxial rotor system with stub wings creates high vibrations. The...

Ukraine shoots down Russian attack helicopter near Kharkiv

Ukrainian officials released images on Tuesday to show the wreckage of a downed Russian Mi-28 (NATO reporting name Havoc) attack helicopter in the Kharkiv region. The Russian Mi-28 attack helicopter, with the registration number RF-13654, was reportedly destroyed...

US Air Force deployed A-10 Warthogs to Europe

The U.S.Air Force has announced that ten Maryland Air National Guard A-10C Thunderbolt II, better known as Warthogs, attack aircraft assigned to the 104th Fighter Squadron arrived in Iceland, May 5, 2022. According to a press release from...

US Air Force proves that its A-10s can destroy modern tanks

The U.S. Air Force has announced that 422nd and 59th Test and Evaluation Squadrons proved that modern-day armored vehicles equipped with Explosive Reactive Armor are still vulnerable to the A-10C Thunderbolt II’s GAU-8 Avenger. This first-ever test...

US commandos conducted high-altitude airborne training exercise in Arctic

Naval Special Warfare members conducted a high-altitude airborne training exercise in the Arctic, during the 2022 Arctic Edge Exercise.  Special operations forces from the Army, Navy, Air Force worked with the U.S. Coast Guard, international partners, local and...

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