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Russian Bomber Planes Buzz Canada Coastline, Intercepted By Canadian F-18 Fighters

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

Only 6 of Spain's 39 Eurofighter Jets Can Fly

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

Incredible photo of an F-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

This Fighter Jet Film Is So Amazingly Perfect You'd Think It Is 3D

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 »      

Spectacular Photo Of An F-18 Against A Huge Wall Of Fire

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 »      

Scotland Neck receives F-18 for police surveillance and bird disbursement

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

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

Summary Update: Iraq-ISIS/ISIL Crisis

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 [...]

Unmanned Drones Landing Autonomously Next to F-18s Is a Very Big Deal

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

The Present And Future Of The US Navy's Aircraft Force In One GIF

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 »      

The present and future of the US Navy's aircraft force in one GIF

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

Mission Creep: From Rescuing Iraq Refuges, The US Is Now Assisting Kurds In Fighting ISIS With Drones, F-18s

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

The Oregon Airspace Initiative & Visiting F-18s - Are We Overarmed?

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

F-18 Fighter Jet Jumps Into Hyperspace

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 »      

War Porn: US F-18 Sends a Dozen Terrorists Off to the Allah (Video)

They wanted to die. The US military just gave them what they wanted: Before: After: Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers See also: The 100 Most Popular Conservative Websites Of 2014 20 Basic Truths You Can’t Talk About in America Anymore 40 Of The Most Bad-Ass, Masculine, Manly, Alpha Male Quotes Of All Time

Why Is Obama Bombing Iraq, Really?

4 months agoNews : Truthdig

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.

Why is Obama bombing Iraq, Really?

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…

US Airstrikes Caught On Tape; ISIS Retaliates By Capturing Hundreds Of Yazidi Women

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

Obama's air strikes in Iraq

The United States went to war this morning against the militant group known as the Islamic State, as F-18s dropped bombs on targets in northern Iraq. And the question to be pondered is the one that should be considered anytime we commit our forces to combat, the one Gen. David Petraeus asked at...

US Attacks ISIS Forces In Iraq

One bomb against one artillery piece but still, the fight against ISIS is on (for now). The F-18 combat aircraft targeted artillery being used by militants of the Islamic State extremist group against Kurdish forces defending Irbil, the Kurdish regional...

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