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Bulgaria to pay $49 million to RSK MiG for overhaul of 15 MiG-29s

Bulgaria has agreed to pay RSK MiG $49 million for the overhaul and maintenance of 15 MiG-29s, data from the website of the Public Procurement...

Angola takes delivery of Su-30K

Apparently, the Su-30Ks ordered by Angola has been delivered to the country. The exact number of aircraft and arrival date is unknown. Source: vk.com/military_aircraft

Germany says Eurofighter is preferred over F-35 in Tornado replacement

The German Defense Ministry said in a letter to a lawmaker that the Eurofighter is the preferred choice to replace the Tornado fighter-bomber. Tim Felce...

Tu-95MS bombers have left Indonesia

TASS reports that the two Tu-95MS bombers that landed in Indonesia have return back to their base in the Amur region on Dec. 9. The...

SAAF Oryx crash-lands on highway

A South African Air Force (SAAF) Oryx helicopter crash-landed along the N1 highway near the Huguenot Tunnel on Dec. 10. Photo: City of Cape Town...

Japan’s Defense Ministry seeks additional $6.4 million for Aegis Ashore

Japan’s Defense Ministry has requested an additional $6.4 million in fiscal 2018’s budget for the Aegis Ashore program. By Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th...

Qatar signs contract for 24 Eurofighters

Qatar has signed a contract to buy 24 Eurofighters. The agreement was signed by the Qatar and British governments in Doha on Dec. 10. Photo:...

UH-1Y and MH-60S support to Lilac Fire

UH-1Ys from HMLA-267 and MH-60Ss from HSC-3 and HSC-21 are providing aerial firefighting support to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to fight the...

KC-390 undergoing cross-wind landing trials at Scottsbluff airport

An airport in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska is playing host to the Embraer KC-390 as the medium-size, twin-engine military transport is there for cross-wind landing...

U.N. says Yemen missiles fired at Saudi have “common origin”

A group of United Nations experts have examined the wreckage of missiles fired at Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Houthi forces. The preliminary conclusion was that...

Mudspike

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: vkbcontrollers.com website/store marketing materials, an Imgur album that rrohde (maintainer of vkbcontrollers.com)...

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,...

Heatblur F-14A+/B Flight Model – Insiders Report

Guest contributor Nicholas Pirnia, working as a tester with Heatblur, contributes an article on the F-14A+/B Flight Model coming to Heatblur’s DCS: F-14A+/B Tomcat. All images (except...

In Anticipation of the DCS:F-14 Tomcat

Guest contributors @Near_Blind and @Fridge provide a Mudspike introduction to upcoming DCS: F-14 Tomcat module from Heatblur Simulations. Introduction Winter is coming. Yes. Yes! I...

Ultrawings VR

Grab your helmet (literally virtually!), strap in, and lets go for a ride across the vibrant Ultrawings VR archipelago with this Oculus Rift flying game…...

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