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Month: October 2023

New High-Resolution B-21 Raider Images Supposedly Show Its Auxiliary Air Intake Design

A new image of the B-21 at Palmade posted on Reddit by user u/Folding_WhiteTable seems to show auxiliary air intakes. For comparison, in the box, the ones used in the B-2. The Reddit user who posted the first image of the B-21’s rear end has now uploaded new high resolution images. The photos show what …

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Boeing Flies Third F-15EX Eagle II, The First Built In Final Operational Configuration

The F-15EX EX3, the first in the final operational configuration. (All image credit: Jerry McGrath/cryonic_photography) The F-15EX, designated EX3, is expected to be delivered soon, ahead of the decision for the full rate production. After more than two years after the type’s first flight, Boeing flew for the first time the third F-15EX Eagle II, which …

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U.S. F-16s Carry Out Air Strikes On Iran-Linked Targets In Syria

Two U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft fly over the U.S. Air Force Central Command area of responsibility (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride) Two F-16s struck IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) sites in Syria. Early in the morning on Oct. 27, 2023, two U.S. F-16 combat aircraft conducted what …

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Chinese J-11 Executes Unsafe Intercept Flying Within 10 feet Of A U.S. B-52

A screengrab from the video shot by the B-52’s pod. The close encounter between the U.S. B-52 and the PLA J-11 took place in international airspace over the South China Sea. On Oct. 24, 2023, a Chinese J-11 intercepted a U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber flying a night time mission in international airspace over …

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KAI Unveils Plans For An Air Launched Ballistic Missile Carrier As Part Of The MC-X Variants

Updated MC-X model was shown at the KAI booth at ADEX 2023 (Image credit: KAI) South Korean firm KAI unveiled a refined roadmap for the development of the MC-X multirole tactical transport aircraft. Last week saw Seoul’s biennial airshow, ADEX 2023, happen at the largest scale thus far. While many South Korean indigenous platforms such …

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British Army AH-64E Apache Declared Ready For Frontline Service

Two Apache AH-64E helicopters from 3rd Regiment Army Air Corps fly low through a valley during a demonstration on Exercise Iron Titan. (Photo: British Army) As the fleet successfully completed Exercise Iron Titan, the U.S. State Department approved the sale to UK of 3,000 JAGM missiles. The British Army declared its first unit to fly …

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Air National Guard F-16s Deploy To Further Bolster US Posture In Middle East

The New Jersey Air National Guard’s 119th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron arrived within U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Amy Rangel) Three F-16C squadrons, two A-10C squadrons and one F-15E squadron are now in the CENTCOM area of responsibility. Air Forces Central (AFCENT) announced the arrival on Oct.24, …

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