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Potential sites for Japan’s Aegis Ashore installations

The Japanese Defense Ministry has drawn up a list of potential sites for its Aegis Ashore missile defense systems. By Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S....

Large-scale anti-ship and ballistic missile defense exercise off Scotland

Fourteen warships and ten aircraft from the NATO Alliance have gathered in Scotland for Exercise Formidable Shield. The objective of this exercise is for the...

Indonesia to sign Su-35 contract next month

Indonesia’s Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu told reporters on Sept. 20 that Jakarta will sign the contract to buy 11 Sukhoi Su-35 fighters in November. By...

Fatal crash of Italian Eurofighter during airshow

A Italian Air Force Eurofighter crashed into the waters of Terracina on Sept. 24 during an airshow demonstration. The pilot, identified as Capt. Gabriele Orlandi,...

VFA-131’s last Legacy Hornet flight

VFA-131 has flown its last flight on the F/A-18C and the unit is preparing to transition to the Super Hornet. The squadron was the first...

Pakistan Navy Seaking fires anti-ship missile

A Pakistan Navy Westland Seaking helicopter fired a Exocet anti-ship missile in the northern Arabian Sea on Sept. 23. The rotorcraft is probably one of...

Iran test-fires Khorramshahr MIRV-capable IRBM hours after unveiling

Iran test-fired its Khorramshahr intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) on Sept. 23 after unveiling it to the public a day earlier. Commander of the IRGC Aerospace...

Air-to-air missiles at JASDF Komatsu Airbase found damaged

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) disclosed on Sept. 21 that an unspecific number of air-to-air missiles were found damaged at Komatsu airbase in March...

VPAF aces in San Diego for reunion with American pilots

The second reunion of former American and Vietnamese fighter pilots took place in San Diego this week. Vietnam aces Lt. Gen. Nguyen Duc Soat and...

Germany to lift grounding of Tiger

The German military authorities have said they would allow the Airbus Helicopters Tiger attack helicopter to resume flights after a deadly crash in Mali. By...


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…...

Iron Flag – 4th of July Sortie

For this Independence Day special we look at one of the missions in Baltic Dragon’s upcoming A-10C campaign. We here at Mudspike are big fans...

A2: Eagle Wing

We take a look back at the bonus Arma 2 campaign: Eagle Wing – one of the most immersive and well constructed series of missions...

DCS World – Barriers to Entry?? (Myth Busted!)

A flight sim veteran attempts to take a look at DCS World from a newcomer’s perspective, and finds a surprising amount of gameplay… Back to...

DreamFoil Bell 407 Updated for X-Plane 11

Guest Contributor Eric “smokinhole” Anderson takes a look at the newly updated DreamFoil Bell 407 for X-Plane 11 and gives us his thoughts and observations...

Drzewiecki Washington XP

The recently released Drzewiecki Washington XP scenery for X-Plane is a superbly detailed package that brings back fond memories for this author. Washington National Airport (KDCA)...

Preview of DCS: Normandy 1944 and WWII Assets Pack

On April 28th, Eagle Dynamics opened Early Access for DCS: Normandy 1944, their latest terrain expansion for DCS World that covers the Normandy region of France,...

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