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Japanese 5th generation fighter Mitsubishi X-2 Shinshin makes first flight

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. successfully completed the maiden flight of an advanced technology stealth jet “X-2” previously known as Mitsubishi ATD-X ShinShin on April 22, 2016. The fighter took to the skies as Japan joins a select group of world military powers, that include the United States, Russia and China, capable of producing a manned radar- dodging jet plane. The ...

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Why does SpaceX keep focusing on ocean landings?

With the cost of rent skyrocketing, how does one to find a decent place to live without shelling out half a paycheck. With the need to scour newer and uncharted territory for a better deal, the question begs. What is the going rate for a quaint little 1 BHK on Mars? Sound like the stuff of science fiction? Perhaps not. ...

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Lone Pakistani JF-17 spotted over San Francisco causes chaos, United States Air Force and NORAD are baffled

Today at 0800, the people of San Francisco woke up to an unusual sight, an aircraft that looked like a F-16 with Pakistani insignia on it’s tail was soaring through the skies of San Francisco. The United States Air Force from the Fresno Air National Guard Base responded immediately by dispatching F-15Cs to intercept the JF-17. The episode lasted about ...

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Decrease in cost per flight hour by Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk

The Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk is an unmanned surveillance aircraft which was initially designed by Ryan Aeronautical and known as Tier II+ during development. Global Hawk is similar to Lockheed U-2 in terms of role and operational design. The RQ-4 provides a broad overview and systematic surveillance using high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and long-range electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensors with ...

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Red Flag celebrates 40th anniversary

Red Flag is an advanced aerial combat training exercise hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada and Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The latter location is known as Red Flag, which is a successor to Cope Thunder exercise series which was held in Western Pacific and Alaska. Air crew from United States Navy (USN), United States Marine Corps (USMC), United ...

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SU-30MKI with BrahMos handed over to Indian Air Force at Aero India 2015

During the Aero India 2015, the first Sukhoi Su-30MKI was handed over to the Indian Air Force equipped with the air based version of the BrahMos which is a supersonic cruise missile. This event took place in Bangalore which was headed by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Company and the Russian-Indian Company BrahMos Aerospace. The test launch of this missile is ...

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F-22 Raptor sees combat for the first time in 9 years: Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria

F-22 Raptor on Monday saw action for the first time, The US Air Force deployed its F-22 stealth fighter planes in combat for the very first time on September 22nd during airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria. Syria has advance anti-aircraft system, Assad’s regime may even have Russian S-300 missiles in their inventory, along with other sophisticated anti-aircraft weapons. The ...

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Malaysian Airline Flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine, reportedly shot down

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 295 souls on board crashed today in Ukraine. Reportedly shot down using a mobile anti-aircraft system called SA-17 GRIZZLY. It is not immediately clear who had been in control of such a launcher in the troubled area where Ukrainian forces are battling ethnic Russian extremists. Russian-backed rebels groups ...

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Sikorsky develops unmanned UH-60 Black Hawk

In development since 2007, Sikorsky recently acknowledge the existence of an unmanned version of UH-60 Black Hawk. According to Sikorsky the helicopter will be able to carry autonomous missions without having a pilot on board. The helicopter could be deployed as early as 2015. “The ability for the pilot to leave the cockpit for potentially dull and dangerous missions significantly ...

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