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Two Russian Tu-160s And Four Flankers Intercepted By Italian F-35s, Danish F-16s and Swedish Gripens Over The Baltic
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Two Russian Tu-160s And Four Flankers Intercepted By Italian F-35s, Danish F-16s and Swedish Gripens Over The Baltic

Two Russian Tu-160s, two Su-27s and two Su-35s were escorted at various stages by NATO and Swedish fighters in the Baltic region. Two Russian Tu-160 (NATO reporting name “Blackjack”) bombers carried out an 8-hour mission [...] The post Two Russian Tu-160s And Four Flankers Intercepted By Italian F-35s, Danish F-16s and Swedish Gripens Over The Baltic appeared first on The Aviationist.
The AH-1Z Viper Performed The First Link 16 Test Flight As The H-1 Mixed Fleet Surpassed 400,000 Flight Hours
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The AH-1Z Viper Performed The First Link 16 Test Flight As The H-1 Mixed Fleet Surpassed 400,000 Flight Hours

The upgrade is part of the new Digital Interoperability suite that will be later extended also to the UH-1Y Venom. An AH-1Z Viper of the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21 demonstrated for the [...] The post The AH-1Z Viper Performed The First Link 16 Test Flight As The H-1 Mixed Fleet Surpassed 400,000 Flight Hours appeared first on The Aviationist.
First Leonardo TH-73A Training Helicopter Delivered To The U.S. Navy
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First Leonardo TH-73A Training Helicopter Delivered To The U.S. Navy

The new helicopter will replace the TH-57 Sea Ranger, allowing the introduction of a modernized training curriculum for the highest quality of training. The U.S. Navy took delivery of the first new TH-73A training helicopter [...] The post First Leonardo TH-73A Training Helicopter Delivered To The U.S. Navy appeared first on The Aviationist.
Rare Photos Show Italian Eurofighters Dropping Flares During Live-Fire CAS Training With U.S. JTACs In Kuwait
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Rare Photos Show Italian Eurofighters Dropping Flares During Live-Fire CAS Training With U.S. JTACs In Kuwait

Images of Eurofighter Typhoons popping flares are pretty rare. Here are some cool ones taken during joint training between Italian Air Force and U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps personnel in Kuwait. Four [...] The post Rare Photos Show Italian Eurofighters Dropping Flares During Live-Fire CAS Training With U.S. JTACs In Kuwait appeared first on The Aviationist.
Enjoy This Walkaround Of The TF-104G-M “Black Beauty” at Kennedy Space Center
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Enjoy This Walkaround Of The TF-104G-M “Black Beauty” at Kennedy Space Center

Piercarlo Ciacchi, Starfighters’ Director of Flight Operations and former Italian Air Force F-104 pilot, introduces us to the two-seater TF-104 (with many interesting, little-known details). Back in January, we reported about the stunning black paintjob [...] The post Enjoy This Walkaround Of The TF-104G-M “Black Beauty” at Kennedy Space Center appeared first on The Aviationist.
Italian, British F-35B Jets Carry Out Austere Runway Ops During Expeditionary Event On Pantelleria Island
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Italian, British F-35B Jets Carry Out Austere Runway Ops During Expeditionary Event On Pantelleria Island

An Italian Air Force F-35B and an RAF F-35B jet from HMS Queen Elizabeth were involved in an Expeditionary Combat Support Event at Pantelleria airport during exercise Falcon Strike 2021. On Jun. 8, 2021, Pantelleria, [...] The post Italian, British F-35B Jets Carry Out Austere Runway Ops During Expeditionary Event On Pantelleria Island appeared first on The Aviationist.