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Month: June 2023

Northrop Grumman Tests New EGI-M For F-22 Raptor And E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

File photo on an F-22 Raptor (Air Force photo by Giancarlo Casem). In the boxes: pre-flight preparations aboard Northrop Grumman’s testbed for its advanced airborne navigation system. and file photo of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, one of the launch platforms of the EGI-M. (Photo: Northrop Grumman) The new embedded GPS/INS (EGI-M) system will allow operation …

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T-7A Red Hawk Completes First Flight With U.S. Air Force Pilot

The EMD T-7 lands at the end of the first flight with a U.S. Air Force pilot at the controls. (Photo: Jerry McGrath/cryonic_photography) This first USAF flight, which validated key aspects of the next-generation trainer, marks the start of the engineering and manufacturing development phase. A U.S. Air Force test pilot finally flew at the …

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Virgin Galactic’s First Commercial Spaceflight Ready To Launch With Italian Research Crew

VSS Unity as seen during the most recent flight, Unity 25, and the Italian crew of the Galactic 01 mission. (Photo: Virgin Galactic) The team aboard VSS Unity will work on 13 science payloads during a 90-minute suborbital flight. A joint team of the Italian Air Force and the National Research Council will launch on …

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Many Questions Still Unanswered After Wagner’s Attempted ‘March On Moscow’

Some of the images published on social medias while Wagner marched towards Moscow, showing the PMC’s tanks on Russian soil and some of the aircraft shot down. (Photos from Twitter, authors unknown) Let’s recap what we know about the skirmish that went down between Prigozhin and the Russian leadership. The last couple of days were …

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NATO Wraps Up Air Defender 2023, Its Largest Ever Air Exercise

Some images of the U.S. assets taking part in Air Defender 2023. (All images credit: Author) Twenty-five nations took part in the two-week long “Air Defender 2023” exercise. Allied air forces began the largest deployment exercise in NATO’s history on Monday, Jun. 12, 2023. Around 10,000 personnel and over 220 aircraft from 25 nations took …

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Italian F-35s Test Fired The AIM-120 Missile For The First Time Over Norway During Arctic Challenge

An Italian Air Force F-35A fires an AIM-120 AMRAAM. (All images: Italian Air Force) Arctic Challenge 23 exercise provided the opportunity for the first real use of the AIM-120 Air-to-Air Missile by the Italian Air Force F-35s. Earlier this month, two F-35As of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) deployed to Orland Air Force Station, …

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In Chronological Order, All The Historic Aircraft Which Flew At Pratica di Mare Airshow

The F-86 was one of the most beautiful warbirds taking part in the Pratica di Mare airshow (Image credit: David Cenciotti). In the boxes, some of the other aircraft that flew during the Centennial airshow. Many aircraft, both from Italy and abroad, were invited to take part in the airshow to represent all types which …

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