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UK to join air strike campaign in Iraq

The UK Parliament has voted in favour of the Royal Air Force participating in the air strike campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Kings of the swingers: Top 13 swing-wing aircraft

​As the operators of Europe’s Panavia Tornado mark the 40th anniversary of its first flight, we bring together a baker’s dozen of variable geometry aircraft – only most of which made it into operational...

Wind River Technology Powers Airbus ALANTE UAV

Deep inside the Airbus Defense and Space Group’s long endurance tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), dubbed ALANTE, lies the Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform, a Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) platform for delivering safety-critical, Integrated Modular...

Iran successfully overhauls Su-24s

A news report from Iran said local engineers have successfully overhauled several Su-24s at Shahid Doran Air Base. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

NATO E-3 completes mission in Afghanistan

The NATO E-3A Component has completed its mission in Afghanistan after a 3-year period there. The final aircraft returned to its home base in Geilenkirchen, Germany on Sept. 25. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

New insignia for the Royal Canadian Air Force

The Royal Canadian Air Force is introducing a new rank insignia for its uniform personnel . All ranks will be the same except the rank of Private has been renamed as Aviator. The rank...

107th Airlift Wing flew last C-130 mission

New York Air National Guard’s 107th Airlift Wing flew their last C-130 flight on Sept. 25 as the wing continues to transition to flying the MQ-9. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

F-35C on schedule for sea trials

The F-35C is still on schedule to carry out sea trials on board USS Nimitz off the U.S. West Coast. Two aircraft will be available for testing, however, only one may be used for...

RQ-21A completes deployment in Afghanistan

The RQ-21A UAV has completed its first deployment in Afghanistan and the type is being readied for a ship-based deployment in spring next year. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

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