Sorry for the delay, but Episode 1 part of the CAB Show is finally here!
The Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark—the first Chinese carrier-based fighter that is designed to match and even surpass the American F/A-18E/F Super Hornet—is no longer a test prototype. This photo shows fully operative serial units on the deck of the Liaoning, People's Liberation Army Navy's aircraft carrier. Read more...
Russian long-range bomber planes flew just off the northwest coast of Canada on Monday, the same day that 28 Russian jets and bomber planes were intercepted over the Baltic Sea. Canadian F-18 Hornet fighters were among the NATO jets that intercepted those planes over the Baltic. Show More Summary
Sources inside Spain's military have reportedly told a Spanish newspaper that only a handful of the country's Eurofighter Typhoon jets are fully operational and that semi-retired F-18 aircraft are being called back into full service to meet NATO commitments. Show More Summary
Rich Shelton loves airplanes and San Francisco, which shows in all his beautiful photos. He was able to take this incredible image of a Blue Angels' F/A-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge at Fleet Week in San Francisco. Here are some more images taken by him from previous editions. Read more...
I have a hard time believing that some of the sequences in this video are not rendered in 3D software. They are just impossibly perfect — but yes, they’re real. Most of them are fighters like the Mirage, F-16, F-18, F-15 — but you can see some bombers, like the B-2 and F-117. Pure plane porn. More »
Image Cache: This spectacular photo by US Marine Corps by Cpl. Owen Kimbrel of flames exploding behind a Blue Angels’ F/A-18 Hornet at the 2014 Miramar Air Show in California is blowing my mind. More »
"Dude, dude! Jets!" Read more...
Known as a bird sanctuary in the northeastern part of the state, the US Department of Defense announced today that it would supplement the Halifax county town of Scotland Neck and its police department with an F-18 from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and equipped, with a retro-rocket. Show More Summary
A U.S. F-18 fighter jet refuels from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft over northern Iraq, Aug. 21, 2014. (Photo: DoD) This is the last update on the Iraq-ISIS crisis before the Labor Day weekend. BBC News reports that Kurdish Peshmerga forces say they have retaken oilfields near Mosul in north Iraq from Islamic [...]
The days of piloted combat aircraft are quickly coming to an end, soon to be heavily augmented if not outright replaced by UCAS, or Unmanned Combat Air Systems. Just yesterday, the Navy's X-47B demonstrator proved that manned and unmanned operations can take place on the same flight deck. Read more...
Video: For the first time, the US Navy is showing how its manned and unmanned jets can seamlessly work together aboard its aircraft carriers. This video filmed on the supercarrier USS Theodore Roosevelt shows a manned F-18 and an unmanned X-47B taking off one right after the other, like any other jets would do. More »
For the first time, the US Navy is showing how its manned and unmanned jets can seamlessly work together aboard its aircraft carriers. This video filmed on the supercarrier USS Theodore Roosevelt shows a manned F-18 and an unmanned X-47B taking off one right after the other, like any other jets would do. Read more...
Just over a week ago, Obama announced that the US military intervention in Iraq would be solely under the pretext of "humanitarian intervention" while US troops would be deployed exclusively as "advisers", and nothing else. 7 days later,...Show More Summary
Is it Necessary to Have Fighter Jets Flying over Portland in August, or Ever? In the discussions that we're having about whether or not the police are overarmed it seems prudent to question the necessity of the Oregon Space Initiative of our local Air National Guard. Show More Summary
Briefly: Cool photo of the M61A2 Vulcan nose cannon in a FA-18E Super Hornet jet fighter taken by its pilot — Spencer Abbot, commanding officer of the Strike-Fighter Squadron 27 Royal Maces, based at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, in Japan. It looks like the cockpit of an A-Wing jumping into hyperspace. More »
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Al-Zaman reports that a U.S. drone hit mortar emplacements and F-18s struck artillery arrays and armored vehicles deployed by the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) in Kuwair east of Mosul on the way to the Kurdistan capital of Irbil, and near a major dam, some ares of which are controlled by the IS fighters.
By Juan Cole Al-Zaman reports that a US drone hit mortar emplacements and F-18s struck artillery arrays and armored vehicles deployed by the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) in Kuwair east of Mosul…
As the following clip shows, the explosions from two F-18s dropping 500lb bombs were large and Iraq officials stated that 45 ISIS fighters were killed (and 60 injured). While The Islamic State's response was to demand blood for US intervention, it appears they went domestic first. Show More Summary