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Iran Unveils Indigenous Kaman 22 Armed Drone. But It Looks Like an American MQ-9 Reaper Rip-Off
Aviation

Iran Unveils Indigenous Kaman 22 Armed Drone. But It Looks Like an American MQ-9 Reaper Rip-Off

The new Kaman 22 drone is clearly inspired by the American MQ-9 Reaper UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), although probably smaller in size. As announced at the beginning of the month, Tehran has eventually unveiled the [...] The post Iran Unveils Indigenous Kaman 22 Armed Drone. But It Looks Like an American MQ-9 Reaper Rip-Off appeared first on The Aviationist.
The First F-15EX Received U.S. Air Force Camouflage And Markings
Aviation

The First F-15EX Received U.S. Air Force Camouflage And Markings

The F-15EX was photographed during its first flight after receiving the classic F-15C/D camouflage and the 40th Flight Test Squadron insignias. Few weeks after its maiden flight, the first F-15EX received its U.S. Air Force [...] The post The First F-15EX Received U.S. Air Force Camouflage And Markings appeared first on The Aviationist.
Norwegian F-35A Jets (With Their Peculiar Upper Fuselage Drag Chute Pod) Deploy To Iceland For NATO’s Air Policing
Aviation

Norwegian F-35A Jets (With Their Peculiar Upper Fuselage Drag Chute Pod) Deploy To Iceland For NATO’s Air Policing

For the second time, the Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35A Lightning II jets have deployed to Keflavik, Iceland, to support NATO’s Icelandic Air Policing. Four RNoAF F-35A Lightning II jets have deployed to Iceland to [...] The post Norwegian F-35A Jets (With Their Peculiar Upper Fuselage Drag Chute Pod) Deploy To Iceland For NATO’s Air Policing appeared first on The Aviationist.
U.S. Air Force F-16s Integrate With Italian Air Force F-35s During Agile Combat Employment Exercise
Aviation

U.S. Air Force F-16s Integrate With Italian Air Force F-35s During Agile Combat Employment Exercise

Agile Combat Employment exercise at Amendola Air Base, saw U.S. Air Force F-16s operate alongside the Italian Air Force F-35s. U.S. Air Force F-16s belonging to the 555th and 510th Fighter Squadrons of the 31st [...] The post U.S. Air Force F-16s Integrate With Italian Air Force F-35s During Agile Combat Employment Exercise appeared first on The Aviationist.
USAF Suffers Two T-38 Accidents in Two Days. Non-Fatal Accident at Beale AFB, Two Killed in Columbus AFB Crash.
Aviation

USAF Suffers Two T-38 Accidents in Two Days. Non-Fatal Accident at Beale AFB, Two Killed in Columbus AFB Crash.

Two U.S. Air Force T-38 Talon trainers involved in accidents. Two were killed in the one at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Two separate, non-related accidents involving USAF T-38 Talon trainers have occurred during the [...] The post USAF Suffers Two T-38 Accidents in Two Days. Non-Fatal Accident at Beale AFB, Two Killed in Columbus AFB Crash. appeared first on The Aviationist.
French Rafale Hits Power Lines During Low Altitude Training Flight
Aviation

French Rafale Hits Power Lines During Low Altitude Training Flight

The damaged Rafale aircraft landed safely ten minutes later. No casualties were reported on the ground. A Rafale of the Armée de l’Air et de l’Espace (French Air and Space Force) struck medium voltage power [...] The post French Rafale Hits Power Lines During Low Altitude Training Flight appeared first on The Aviationist.
Italian Navy Cavour Aircraft Carrier Arrived At Naval Station Norfolk In Preparation For The F-35B Certification
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Italian Navy Cavour Aircraft Carrier Arrived At Naval Station Norfolk In Preparation For The F-35B Certification

The Cavour will test its recent upgrades with the F-35B during six weeks of sea trials, followed by the carrier qualification of the first Italian Naval Aviators with the new aircraft. The Italian Navy Cavour [...] The post Italian Navy Cavour Aircraft Carrier Arrived At Naval Station Norfolk In Preparation For The F-35B Certification appeared first on The Aviationist.