Thursday, February 25
Tales From The Cockpit: The “Pad of Shame”
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Tales From The Cockpit: The “Pad of Shame”

How to shame a wannabe test pilot. 41°39’31.9068”N 12°26’31.8372”E: these are the geographic coordinates of the infamous “Pad of Shame”. If you plot them on Google Map, they will take you right smack in the [...] The post Tales From The Cockpit: The “Pad of Shame” appeared first on The Aviationist.
Russia Working To Integrate S-70 Okhotnik UCAVs In Su-57 Felon Squadrons
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Russia Working To Integrate S-70 Okhotnik UCAVs In Su-57 Felon Squadrons

Russian MOD is developing the manned-unmanned teaming concept integrating Su-57 Felons and S-70 Okhotnik UCAVs. The Russian MOD Is working on the idea of integrating the S-70 Okhotnik-B (or “Hunter-B”) UCAV (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle) [...] The post Russia Working To Integrate S-70 Okhotnik UCAVs In Su-57 Felon Squadrons appeared first on The Aviationist.
Red Flag 21-1 Kicked Off This Year’s Training Exercises Focusing On “Great Power Competition”
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Red Flag 21-1 Kicked Off This Year’s Training Exercises Focusing On “Great Power Competition”

The United States Air Force held its first Red Flag of 2021 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, readying forces to confront potential near-peer opponents like China and Russia. The first Red Flag exercise of [...] The post Red Flag 21-1 Kicked Off This Year’s Training Exercises Focusing On “Great Power Competition” appeared first on The Aviationist.
The 495th Fighter Squadron, The First Overseas-Based F-35A Squadron, Will Be Called The “Valkyries”
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The 495th Fighter Squadron, The First Overseas-Based F-35A Squadron, Will Be Called The “Valkyries”

The re-activated 495th Fighter Squadron, part of the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, will be called the “Valkyries” and operate the F-35A. The 48th Fighter Wing, based at RAF Lakeheath, UK, has made it [...] The post The 495th Fighter Squadron, The First Overseas-Based F-35A Squadron, Will Be Called The “Valkyries” appeared first on The Aviationist.
Eurofighter Shows Typhoon In “Beast Mode” With 14 Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-To-Air Missiles
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Eurofighter Shows Typhoon In “Beast Mode” With 14 Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-To-Air Missiles

The quite unlikely Typhoon’s “Beast Mode” configuration might hint at a possible “missile/bomb truck” role in support of 5th and 6th gen. fighter aircraft. Last week the Eurofighter website published the latest edition of its [...] The post Eurofighter Shows Typhoon In “Beast Mode” With 14 Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-To-Air Missiles appeared first on The Aviationist.
Polish F-35 Jets to Be Stationed At Lask Air Base in Central Poland
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Polish F-35 Jets to Be Stationed At Lask Air Base in Central Poland

Poland designated the airbase that will host its F-35 Lightning II jets. According to an interview that the Polish Press Agency (PAP) conducted with the head of the MoD, Minister Mariusz Błaszczak, the Polish F-35 [...] The post Polish F-35 Jets to Be Stationed At Lask Air Base in Central Poland appeared first on The Aviationist.
The U.S. Air Force Is Planning To Get Six New E-11A With The Battlefield Airborne Communication Node Payload
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The U.S. Air Force Is Planning To Get Six New E-11A With The Battlefield Airborne Communication Node Payload

With the new aircraft the USAF will triple the E-11A fleet, one year after a fatal crash in Afghanistan left the service with only three airframes. The U.S. Air Force announced that on January 21, [...] The post The U.S. Air Force Is Planning To Get Six New E-11A With The Battlefield Airborne Communication Node Payload appeared first on The Aviationist.