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Iraqi air force accidentally kills 8 with errant bomb

An Iraqi plane had a hung-up bomb that failed to fall on it’s target, but, proving that Murphy is alive and well in Iraq, it fell off of it’s mount over a Baghdad neighborhood killing at least eight people, according to the Washington Post; Iraq has just a handful of functioning fighter jets, which it […]

Hunting Gear: Light Gloves

Years ago, at a Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation seminar, I went to a lecture on survival given by Peter Kummerfeldt. Mr. Kummerfeldt was chief survival instructor at the Air Force Academy, and was/is a mesmerizing speaker. One of the items of equipment that he included in his survival kit was a pair of light gloves. Show More Summary

Operation Jade Helm 15: Martial Law By Obama Discussed By U.S. Military

Operation Jade Helm 15 is scheduled to be the largest U.S.-based military exercise undertaken by all of the American armed forces including U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marines. According to the conspiracy theories surrounding...Show More Summary

Russia’s S-400 Air Defense System to Sport New Missile

Russia’s top-notch S-400 missile defense system is preparing to be equipped with a new, longer range missile, the Russian Missile Forces’ commander said in a radio interview Monday.

The Art and Science of Forecasting Fires

In the midst of fighting a wildfire, predicting the future is a matter of tracking invisible forces: gust fronts, storms, air columns. While firefighters battle the flames on the ground, fire experts look for signs that the weather or the wildfire might shift. They follow storm tracks, watch weather models, and study the fire’s path. […]

The US Bombs Raqqa

Coalition forces (a euphemism for the American Air Force) bombed the ISIS “capital” of Raqqa from the skies on the 4 th of July. Brett McGurk, the US envoy for the coalition, says the latest attacks were “the most sustained air strikes to date” against ISIS in Syria. That’s great and all, but the war against ISIS is still spectacularly unserious. Show More Summary

This Is The Lowest, Fastest Flyby Yet By A Crazy Libyan MiG-23 Pilot

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Libya is in total chaos right now, with multiple air forces flying for different factions within the country. Yet it seems there is a MiG-23 pilot (or pilots) keeping his spirits up by pushing his Flogger to its low-level limits. This...Show More Summary

US Air Force No Match for Russia’s Air Defense – Italian Media

The US will not be able to penetrate the air defenses of Russia, China or Iran due to the meager investments in long-range missiles, an Italian newspaper wrote citing a recent report by the US Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

Saudi-led strikes kill 30 in northern Yemen, Houthis say

SANAA (Reuters) - Air strikes by Saudi-led forces killed 30 civilians in an attack on a market in northern Yemen on Sunday, the Houthi-run news agency Saba said, as U.N. mediators pushed for a humanitarian pause in fighting that has killed nearly 3,000 since March.

Russia to Beef Up Arctic Air Defense – General

Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces are working hard to secure their country’s frontiers in the Arctic by deploying a fully automatic radar station and additional air defense systems, a top Air Force commander said on Saturday.

Key Rebel City Sieged in Syria by Assad Forces and Hezbollah

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah militia said they had launched a major ground and air assault on the rebel-held Syrian city of Zabadani on Saturday and were closing in on insurgents holed up inside.   The...Show More Summary

The Candy Bomber Flies Again

2 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Image: KSL News) From 1948-49, West Berlin was blockaded by the Soviet Union, which hoped to force the three Western occupying powers out of the city. In response, the air forces of the Western powers delivered essential supplies, including food and fuel, by air. Show More Summary

Independence Day Celebration Cancelled At U.S. Air Force Base In Great Britain Amidst Threats of Terror

An Independence Day celebration at a U.S. Air Force Base in Great Britain was cancelled after an assessment of terrorist threats. The Red Arrows, a Royal Air Force Aerobatic team, was scheduled to perform at the Independence Day event. Show More Summary

Pentagon Working on Hypersonic Plane Capable of Flying Anywhere in the World in 4 Hours

If you take a look at a list of the fastest airplanes to ever grace the skies, many of them, for whatever reason, were primarily active in the 1960s. That may change soon enough. Military.com is reporting that the U.S. Air Force is looking...Show More Summary

U.S., allies conduct 14 air strikes in Syria, nine in Iraq: military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces conducted 14 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and nine in Iraq on Friday, the task force conducting the operation said.

Russian Air Defense Forces Live Fire Pantsir-S1 Missiles at Contest (VIDEO)

Russian air defense forces were pitted against each other in a contest which involved the new and internationally popular Pantsir-S1 system.

The Last Of The Vulcans Retires After 55 Years Of Service

On July 1, 1960, Avro pilot Tony Blackman climbed into the cockpit of a Hawker Siddeley Vulcan delta wing strategic bomber in order to deliver her from the aircraft manufacturer (A.V. Roe and Company, Avro) for Royal Air Force service. Show More Summary

Sights and Music for the Fourth

Want to get in the mood for the Fourth early? Watch and listen to the U.S. Air Force Academy Concert Band perform as part of an Independence Day-themed event at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota, tonight at 7:30 p.m. MDT. Please click here for the live stream. Don’t know much about the A.F. [...]Show More Summary

Syrian rivals locked in heavy clashes over Aleppo

Government forces pounded Aleppo with air strikes trying to repel the most intense attack by coalition of rebel groups.

China air force uses drone for first time in Xinjiang quake

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's air force dispatched a drone to the site of an earthquake in the far western region of Xinjiang on Friday to help in monitoring work, in what it said was the first time it had used an unmanned aircraft for such a task.

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