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Modernized Blackjack takes off after avionic upgrade

The first Tupolev Tu-160M Blackjack has completed its maiden flight after an avionic modernization that revamped the bombers' radar and avionic systems in the past two years. The aircraft is one of three undergoing the upgrade, under a contract worth RUR3.4 billion (US$103 million) awarded in 2013.

Air Attack – Old and New

The Wing Loong I and Y-6M bomber, displayed with their air attack weapons side by side at Airshow China exhibition in Zhuhai.

Two Lancaster Bombers fly together for first time in 50 years

At RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire two Lancaster Bombers took to the skies today for the first formation flight of this aircraft type since the 1960s. The Lancaster “Thumper”, which is part of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight has been joined by the Canadian Lancaster “Vera” from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Ontario. The two Lancasters will visit some 60 air shows and public events across the UK over the next 5 weeks and today’s flying was in rehearsal for tomorrow’s first public engagement at the Bournemouth Air Show this weekend.

Colombian Kfirs intercept Russian bombers enrout to Venezuela

Two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 (NATO Reporting Name: Blackjack) strategic bombers triggered a diplomatic raw last week, violating Colombian airspace two times on a mission...

Chinese Air Force Gets More H-6K Strategic Bombers

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) recently received 15 Xian H-6K bombers with nuclear capabilities, according to Jane’s Defence Weekly. The H-6K, an updated...

US B2, B-52 Flaypast over Korea – Warning Signal to Pyongyang

The United States Air Force began flying B2 and B-52 bombers over South Korea, amid rising tensions with North Korea, Pentagon officials said today. Pentagon press secretary George Little said one B-52 flew over South Korea on Friday, March 8 and another mission is scheduled to fly tomorrow.

Northrop Grumman to Begin Next Phase of Modernizing B-2 Defensive Systems

Northrop Grumman will help drive down costs and speed the availability of new hardware and software upgrades for the B-2 stealth bomber under a...

Keeping the Old Horses Flying

How the US Air Force Combat Command plans to Maintain its 'Shooters' Effective for Years to Come. Reliability and safety problems encountered with aging fighters...

High Flyers to Ride on the Edge of Space

GA_googleFillSlot("ROS_160x600"); Two 'near space' platforms designed to fly at the edge of space in the high stratosphere are the FALCON and WaveRider. Their...

B-1B Lancer

The B-1B Lancer is emerging as a transformational weapon system, not because of its nuclear attack capability but due to its ability to strike...

Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM)

GBU-29 / -30 / -31 / -32 / -35 JDAM is a low-cost guidance kit converting existing unguided free-fall bombs into accurately guided “smart” weapons....

B-52H Stratofortress

The B-52 also has a significant standoff capability but like the B-1B, it is usually operated after total air superiority has been established. B-52...

Transformation of Air Strike Operations

Start < Page 3 of 9 > The transformation of air operations is not focusing only on the aerial dimension, the effects they create, as part...

B-2 Spirit

The B-2 Spirit stealth bomber offers similar capabilities, with the addition of stealth – enabling it to penetrate heavily defended airspace, especially at night....
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