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Former F-16, F-35 test pilot killed in small plane crash

The former commander of 56th Training squadron and F-35 test pilot, retired Lt. Col. Matthew Hayden, was killed in a small plane crash in Ohio...

German cabinet to allocate $1.8 billion for CH-53G replacement program

Reuters says the German government will allocate $1.8 billion for the CH-53G helicopter replacement program. Julian Herzog [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons The procurement...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen confirms request to buy new F-16s

President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan has confirmed that her administration is seeking to buy new F-16s from the United States. Tsai disclosed the purchase during...

U.S. Army in South Korea set up first garrison Counter-UAS design

The Echo Battery, 6-52 Air and Missile Defense Battalion (E/6-52 AMD BN) of the U.S. Army has established the first garrison Counter-UAS (C-UAS) defense design...

B-1B getting new targeting pod

The B-1B supersonic bomber is getting a new targeting pod and the folks at Arnold Engineering Development Complex are evaluating a 10 percent scale model...

Japan hands over UH-1 spare parts to Philippine

Japan has officially handed over the first batch of UH-1 spare parts to Philippine on Mar. 19. The transfer took place at Clark Air Base....

Japan has started deploying Type 03 Chu-SAM to southwestern islands

Japan has started deploying Type 03 Chu-SAM air defense missile system on Amami Oshima island, north east of Okinawa. Los688 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons...

Meteor and SPEAR integration onto F-35B has started

BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and MBDA have started to integrate the Meteor air-to-air missile and SPEAR air-to-surface missile on the F-35B. Credit: BAE Systems Source

Mudspike

DCS: The Enemy Within 3.0

A look at the greatly expanded and improved campaign from legendary DCS World campaign maker Baltic Dragon. A fresh take on an old classic Back...

DCS: Heatblur F-14B Tomcat Preview

Guest contributor “Chuck Owl” takes a look at the Heatblur F-14B Tomcat as it nears a wider Early Access release… PART 1 Introduction Unless you’ve...

DCS: AvioDev C-101EB/CC

A long time coming, the AvioDev C-101 trainer/light attack jet has reached full maturity, providing an exceptional DCS World experience. Announced four and a half...

To the Kármán Line

Doing what X-Plane makes fun and exciting, we take a ride to the edge of space in the X-Aerodynamics White Knight Two and SpaceShip Two....

Mudspike 4th Annual DCS Fall Fly-In

Well now! Another year has passed and it seems like it is time for another Mudspike DCS Fall Fly-In. Again, although we may be stretching...

DCS: Yak-52

The Yakovlev Yak-52 is a Soviet military trainer that fits nicely into the hierarchy of DCS World. Fully aerobatic with high G-limits and a snappy...

4th Annual Mudspike Christmas Flight

Welcome again to our annual Mudspike Christmas Flight – 2018 Edition! For our fourth year running, we will deliver packages, hopes, (beverages), and spread good...

VFlyteAir Simulations Cherokees

On a recent weekend splurge, I picked up some aircraft from VFlyteAir Simulations that appealed to my sense of aviation nostalgia – it was money...

5 Years in Review: Building the AH-64D for ArmA

It’s hard to believe it’s been five years already; time has just flown by and a project that consumed mine and Nodunit’s time for almost...

Hornet Love = Bush Love

The verdict is in – the DCS Hornet is insanely fun – might you be a backcountry aviator in fighter pilot clothing? It’s the flying…...

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