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French carrier task force to participate in joint exercise with JMSDF in Pacific

The French Navy has decided to send its sole aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to the Pacific Ocean from March. The five-month deployment will see...

The first Swiss female fighter pilot

Flying Officer Fanny Chollet is the first woman in the Swiss Air Force to be qualified as a fighter pilot. Source

India to take delivery of AH-64Es in July, C-17 in August

India will start taking delivery of the 22 AH-64Es that it has ordered in July. The last C-17 will also be delivered one month later....

Airbus certifies A400M Cargo Hold Tanks refueling unit

The A400M Cargo Hold Tanks (CHT) refueling unit was recently certified, clearing the way for the cargo plane to be cleared for full air-to-air refueling...

RAF Engineer becomes first ever U.K. female military three-star Commander

Sue Gray, an RAF engineer, has been promoted to the rank of Air Marshal. She is the first woman to become a three-star officer in...

MBDA’s SPIMM system is meant to protect supply ships

MBDA has introduced its SPIMM (Self-Protection Integrated Mistral Module) system, based on the SIMBAD-RC system, at Navdex 2019. Credit: MBDA Each SPIMM module consists of...

Canada has submitted formal bid to buy Eurohawk

Canada has submitted a formal bid to buy the Eurohawk from Germany and could face competitive bid from NATO as well, Reuters reports. Julian Herzog...

Watch the first launch of the Marte ER missile

MBDA has uploaded the video from the first launch of the Marte ER missile back in Nov. 9, 2018. Source

Su-30MKI with BrahMos, NGARM, Astra

A Su-30MKI on the static display line at Aero India 2019 was spotted with three indigenous missiles: the BrahMos, NGARM and Astra. Photos: Michael Jerdev...

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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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