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Germany plans to order six C-130Js

German newspaper Handelsblatt says Berlin plans to go on a shopping spree for new weapons and 18 contracts are to be approve by the budget...

Belarus has transferred four MiG-29s to Serbia

Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin said in an interview with the Serbian Politika daily that the country has taken over four MiG-29s from Belarus. By...

Mexico wants to buy MH-60R

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress on a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico of 8 MH-60R helicopters. By U.S. Department of...

Pentagon might keep Truman Carrier Strike Group in European theater

The Truman Carrier Strike Group might remain in the Mediterranean instead of being deployed to the Middle East, Defense News reported on Apr. 21. By...

Leonardo wants to fit BriteCloud on Eurofighter, F-15 and F-16

Italian defense firm Leonardo is working on transforming its cylindrical BriteCloud missile decoy into a square format so that it can fit on the American...

U.S. Army halts delivery of AH-64E over issue with nut

The U.S. Army has halt the delivery of AH-64Es from Boeing since February because a strap pack nut on the main rotor is corroding in...

Lockheed Martin to offer hybrid of F-22 and F-35 to Japan

An anonymous source told Reuters that Lockheed Martin plans to offer a new fighter jet that “would combine the F-22 and F-35” to Japan for...

India pauses FGFA program

India has decided to stop all work on the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) program with Russia, Ajai Shukla reports. By Dmitry Zherdin [CC BY-SA...

PAF to base FA-50PH at Basa airbase

Philippines will bed down all 12 of its FA-50PH at Basa Air Base by end of this year. By RoyKabanlit [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia...

Lockheed Martin awarded $928 million for hypersonic conventional strike weapon

The U.S. Air Force on Apr. 18 awarded a $928 million contract to Lockheed Martin for “the design, development, engineering, systems integration, test, logistics planning,...


Flight Factor A320 Ultimate

One of our resident real world Airbus A320 pilots takes the recently released Flight Factor A320 Ultimate for a test flight, wringing it out in...

Read It / Do It #01: North American X-15

Take a ride in a marvel of aerospace engineering that helped pave the road to space with the hypersonic North American X-15 rocket powered research...

M2000C Red Flag Campaign by Baltic Dragon

Introduction Baltic Dragon. If you fly single player campaigns in DCS World, by now you must surely know this name. He has become a prolific,...

ARMA 3 – Prologue & The East Wind

We take a look at the full ARMA 3 campaign that some fans may have overlooked as they dove straight into playing in the ARMA...

CIVA INS Navigation Tutorial

Mudspike Contributor Casper ‘TheAlmightySnark’ de Wit first added this excellent CIVA INS Navigation Guide for X-Plane in our forums. It was so good as reference...

Mudspike 3rd Annual DCS Fall Fly-In

It’s been a year since our last Mudspike DCS Fall Fly-In. Although we might be stretching the definition of Fall a little, we will be...

MedCenter Air – Hurricane Season 2017

This hurricane season has not been kind to Central America, the Gulf of Mexico region, or the Caribbean. MedCenter Air crews, along with hundreds of...

3rd Annual Mudspike Christmas Flight – 2017

Welcome again to our annual Mudspike Christmas Flight! For our third year running, we will deliver packages, hopes, (beverages), and spread good will across the...

VKB-Sim Gunfighter (Pro) Bundle Review

Disclosure: Images that appear in this article were taken from one of three sources: website/store marketing materials, an Imgur album that rrohde (maintainer of

MonsterTech Joystick/HOTAS Table Mounts Review

Mudspike Contributor @PaulRix shares his impressions of his recently acquired MonsterTech Table Brackets. Earlier this year, I upgraded my HOTAS from a Saitek X55 to...

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f99th hall of fame



This page is to honor those who have distinguished themselves and been recognized by their peers as some of F99th's best. Every member contributes and steers the development of our group, but the following people have done so on a level that made the F99th measurably better for all of us. We sincerely thank them for their efforts.



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