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Among all the other things, Tom Cruise Has Emergency “Flap Caution” Landing During “Top Gun” Sequel Filming. Hollywood action film star Tom Cruise had to cut short the filming of an aerial sequence for the upcoming “Top Gun: Maverick” after a “flap…
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The new “bulge” is a radome for the Ku Ka antenna used to interconnect theCV-22s and MV-22s to a complex system providing secure voice and chat, classified network access and much more. If you browse through the huge amount of photographs regularly…
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Accident is Eighth USAF Loss This Year, Second Trainer Crash in a Week. A U.S. Air Force T-6A Texan II single-engine, two-seat turboprop primary trainer aircraft crashed on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 18 outside Randolph Air Force Base in Texas near the town…
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The Il-20M was shot down off Syria shortly after an Israeli air strike had hit targets in the Latakia Province. In the hours following the downing of a Russian military Il-20M “Coot-A” surveillance and control aircraft off the Syrian coast with 15…
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Confusion surrounds the causes of the loss. U.S. military says they believe the aircraft was shot down by Syrian Air Defense. Russians mention the proximity of Israeli F-16 Jets and French frigate in the area at the time of the incident. A Russian…
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We got close as 20 meters away from the main telescope and took some close-up shots of the surrounding buildings. Editor’s note: as you already know by now, Sunspot National Solar Observatory, New Mexico, has been evacuated along with the small town that…
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The photographs of the special colored Tornado, Typhoon, F-15S, F-15C and MRTT have already emerged. On Sept. 23, Saudi Arabia will celebrate the 88th Saudi National Day. As part of the celebrations, five special colored aircraft (an F-15C belonging to…
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The crash landing has caused some 2M USD damage to the UAVs (unmanned Aerial Vehicles). An MQ-4C Triton experienced a technical failure that forced it to perform a gear up landing at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) at Point Mugu on Sept. 12, the U.S.…
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Hollywood Gossip Site Leaks Photo of F/A-18F With Special Marking. Even though all of us feel the need for speed to get the new Top Gun sequel, “Top Gun: Maverick” released it sounds like Paramount Pictures has requested another flyby even as photos of a…
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This time the Bear bombers were escorted by Su-35 jets. On Sept. 11, at approximately 10 PM EDT, two U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter jets “positively identified and intercepted two Russian Tu-95MS A“Bear-H” bombers west of Alaska. Nothing special then,…
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