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Ukraine Says It Has Shot Down Another Russian A-50U Mainstay

The Ukrainian Air Force has reportedly shot down another Russian A-50U over the Sea of Azov. On Feb. 23, 2024, “as a result of a joint operation of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry [...] The post Ukraine Says It Has Shot Down Another Russian A-50U Mainstay appeared first on The Aviationist.

Fri Feb 23, 2024 22:32
Putin Flies Aboard Modernized Tu-160M Strategic Bomber

Vladimir Putin took a 30-minute ride in a modernized Tu-160M supersonic bomber as part of the crew yesterday. Russian President Vladimir Putin flew in a Tu-160M strategic bomber on Feb. 22, 2024. A 30-minute sortie [...] The post Putin Flies Aboard Modernized Tu-160M Strategic Bomber appeared first on The Aviationist.

Fri Feb 23, 2024 20:21
The Italian Air Force Bids Farewell To The AB-212 Helicopter

The AB-212 (HH-212) Twin Huey helicopter made its last flight today ending a 40-year career in the Italian Air Force. The last HH-212 (as the AB-212 is designated in accordance with the Italian MOD Mission [...] The post The Italian Air Force Bids Farewell To The AB-212 Helicopter appeared first on The Aviationist.

Thu Feb 22, 2024 22:41
US Approves GBU-53 And AIM-120C-8 Foreign Military Sale To Italy

The weapons will equip the Italian F-35 fleet, with the AIM-120C-8 possibly being a temporary solution until the Meteor BVRAAM is integrated on the 5th gen aircraft. After the U.S. Department of Defense published in [...] The post US Approves GBU-53 And AIM-120C-8 Foreign Military Sale To Italy appeared first on The Aviationist.

Thu Feb 22, 2024 16:25
Turkish Kaan National Combat Aircraft Flies For The First Time

Formerly known as TF-X, Kaan will replace the F-16 in the 2030s. In the early morning of Feb.21, 2024, a little less than a year from its rollout, the prototype of the TF Kaan National [...] The post Turkish Kaan National Combat Aircraft Flies For The First Time appeared first on The Aviationist.

Wed Feb 21, 2024 13:57
U.S. Navy Surging Last C-2 Greyhound Squadron As CMV-22 Osprey Remains Grounded

The last 15 C-2As are surging to meet the carrier onboard delivery mission after all Ospreys were grounded in December, with DOT&E meanwhile reporting that the CMV-22 is not operationally suitable. The U.S. Navy is [...] The post U.S. Navy Surging Last C-2 Greyhound Squadron As CMV-22 Osprey Remains Grounded appeared first on The Aviationist.

Wed Feb 21, 2024 00:23

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