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India will soon select winner for MANPADS competition

Seven years after releasing its request for proposals for a new man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) to replace the 9K38 Igla, India will soon make a...

New information surfaces on Sri Lanka’s tainted MiG-27 deal with Ukraine

Sri Lanka’s Sunday Times has uncovered new evidence in its investigation into alleged corruption on the purchase of MiG-27s from Ukraine. By Chamal Pathirana [CC...

Lockheed Martin to roll out South Korea’s first F-35A on Mar. 28

Yonhap reports that the roll out of South Korea’s first F-35A is scheduled to take place at Fort Worth, Texas on Mar. 28. By U.S....

C-5M landed with nose gear up

A C-5M assigned to the 433rd Airlift Wing landed with its nose gear up at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland on Mar. 15. By United States...

Canada sending helicopters, troops to Mali

Reuters has found out from a senior Canadian government source that the government lead by Justin Trudeau plans to deploy troops and helicopters to Mali....

Seoul mulls more AH-64s

South Korea will soon kick off a plan to buy as many as 40 Boeing AH-64 attack helicopters, Defense News reports. To fund for the...

Chief of German Air Force losing his job for supporting F-35

Jane’s says the head of Luftwaffe, Lt. Gen. Karl Müllner, will be leaving his post in May in large part due to his support for...

Trump administration clears export of Mako unmanned wingman

The U.S. State Department has granted Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. with an export license for the latter’s Mako High Performance Jet Tactical Unmanned...

HMLA-367 flies AH-1W for final time

Two AH-1Ws from HMLA-367 flew counter clockwise around the island of Oahu, Hawaii for the final time on Mar. 13 as the squadron retires the...

Taiwan still hopes to buy F-35B

Taiwan’s Minster of National Defense Yen Teh-fa told lawmakers on Mar. 15 that the island still hopes to buy the F-35B to defend itself from...


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...

VPC Mongoos T-50 Review

Mudspike Contributor Jörgen “Troll” Toll shares his impressions of his recently acquired VPC Mongoos T-50 joystick. A newcomer in the PC flight simulator hardware market,...

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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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