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Month: January 2021

General Atomics Reveals Self-Protection Pod For The MQ-9 Reaper
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General Atomics Reveals Self-Protection Pod For The MQ-9 Reaper

The self-protection pod was successfully tested in October 2020 and is one of many new capabilities for the MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft tested last year. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems recently announced some of the [...] The post General Atomics Reveals Self-Protection Pod For The MQ-9 Reaper appeared first on The Aviationist.
Chinese H-6 Bombers Heard On Radio Confirming Orders For Simulated Attack On U.S. Aircraft Carrier Near Taiwan
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Chinese H-6 Bombers Heard On Radio Confirming Orders For Simulated Attack On U.S. Aircraft Carrier Near Taiwan

Unsurprisingly, the package of 13 Chinese combat aircraft, (including eight H-6 bombers) entering Taiwan’s ADIZ last Saturday were carrying out a mock attack on USS Theodore Roosevelt. As already reported in detail, a total of [...] The post Chinese H-6 Bombers Heard On Radio Confirming Orders For Simulated Attack On U.S. Aircraft Carrier Near Taiwan appeared first on The Aviationist.
Sikorsky And Boeing Unveil The Defiant X That Will Compete For The Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft
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Sikorsky And Boeing Unveil The Defiant X That Will Compete For The Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft

The advanced compound helicopter has been developed on the experience of the SB>1 Defiant and will face Bell’s proposal based on the V-280 Valor. Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin and Boeing unveiled on Jan. 25, 2021, the first [...] The post Sikorsky And Boeing Unveil The Defiant X That Will Compete For The Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft appeared first on The Aviationist.
Starfighters Aerospace’s Stunning Black Painted TF-104 Starfighter Flies Again at KSC!
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Starfighters Aerospace’s Stunning Black Painted TF-104 Starfighter Flies Again at KSC!

Dubbed “Black Beauty” the Starfighters’ TF-104 is a former two-seater retired by the Italian Air Force almost 20 years ago. Based at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and operating under authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration, [...] The post Starfighters Aerospace’s Stunning Black Painted TF-104 Starfighter Flies Again at KSC! appeared first on The Aviationist.
Starfighters Aerospace’s Stunning Black Painted TF-104 Starfighter Flies Again at Kennedy Space Center!
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Starfighters Aerospace’s Stunning Black Painted TF-104 Starfighter Flies Again at Kennedy Space Center!

Dubbed “Black Beauty” the Starfighters’ TF-104 is a former two-seater retired by the Italian Air Force almost 20 years ago. Based at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and operating under authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration, [...] The post Starfighters Aerospace’s Stunning Black Painted TF-104 Starfighter Flies Again at Kennedy Space Center! appeared first on The Aviationist.
Rare V-Bomber Cockpits Collection Up For Auction
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Rare V-Bomber Cockpits Collection Up For Auction

If you are looking for a rare V-bomber cockpit for your own collection or mancave, this can be your chance to grab one. A pretty unique collection of restored cockpits belonging to some legendary V-bomber [...] The post Rare V-Bomber Cockpits Collection Up For Auction appeared first on The Aviationist.
Enjoy A Walkaround Of The New M-345 Trainer Aircraft With Leonardo’s Head Of Test Pilot Training Programs
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Enjoy A Walkaround Of The New M-345 Trainer Aircraft With Leonardo’s Head Of Test Pilot Training Programs

The video gives some insights about the systems aboard the M-345 trainer aircraft and also the first glimpse of the advanced cockpit. As you may already know, just before Christmas, the Italian Air Force received [...] The post Enjoy A Walkaround Of The New M-345 Trainer Aircraft With Leonardo’s Head Of Test Pilot Training Programs appeared first on The Aviationist.
Name Tags And “Roof Stomping” At Edwards Air Force Base
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Name Tags And “Roof Stomping” At Edwards Air Force Base

An interesting story from the years at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School (USAFTPS) at Edwards Air Force Base. Roaming in my patches box I found the name tag you can find above. There [...] The post Name Tags And “Roof Stomping” At Edwards Air Force Base appeared first on The Aviationist.