Eurofighter Typhoon crashed into the oceans during an Italian airshow display

On 24th September the Italian Air Force F-2000A Typhoon crashed into the sea off Terrancia, 47 miles south of Rome.
Horrifying footage uploaded to social media shows the aircraft beginning the manoeuvre as it climbs above the clouds.

The Typhoon was filmed performing a huge loop before descending back down towards the sea.

The pilot, Capt. Gabriele Orlandi, failed to eject from the aircraft before impact, his body was discovered around an hour and-a-half after the tragic collision

Russian Military Transporter Antonov-124 Brought Parts of the Six Mig-29 Aircraft

Two dismantled “MiG-29” hunters arrived at the Batajnica military airport by an aircraft of the Russian aviation “Antonov 124”. The plan is that parts of all six hunters arrive in Serbia by Friday, October 6th.

Russian fighter jets have recently been refreshed with a new color at the airline in Moscow, and then dismantled, in order to be delivered to parts in Serbia.

Russian technicians will arrive with the aircraft, and they will assembling them together with Serbian colleagues, as “Sputnik” report.

Smuggling MiG-21

On 19th July 2013, Panamanian investigators unloading the cargo of a seized North Korean ship that carried arms from Cuba have found the two MiG-21 fighter jets..

Alongside the two supersonic planes, originally produced by the Soviet Union in the late 1950s, officials found two missile radar systems on board the Chong Chon Gang, President Ricardo Martinelli told reporters in the Atlantic port of Colon.

The discovery, which included cables and electrical equipment, was made inside containers on the ship Panama had feared might contain explosive material. None was found.

Panama has asked the U.N. Security Council to investigate the ship and its contents amid suspicion that the vessel is in breach of a wide-ranging arms embargo on North Korea for its nuclear and ballistic missile program.

Javier Caraballo, Panama’s top anti-drugs prosecutor, said the planes gave off a strong odor of gasoline, indicating that they had likely been used recently.

The weapons were hidden under thousands of sacks of sugar on the freighter. Before the arms were discovered, Cuba told Panama the cargo was a donation of sugar for the people of North Korea.

The isolated Asian nation has asked Panama to release the ship and its 35 member crew, who were arrested and charged with attempting to smuggle undeclared weapons through the canal.

Russian Aerospace Force Intercept Foreign Reconnaissance Aircraft 9 Times This Week

As reported by the Tass Russian news agency, fighters of the Russian Aerospace Force over past week nine times took off to intercept foreign reconnaissance aircraft – fewer than a week earlier, the Krasnaya Zverzda (Red Star) newspaper reported on Friday.

 

 

A week earlier, the defense authority reported the aircraft were scrambled 14 times to intercept foreign aircraft.
The Defense Ministry’s info-graphics, published in the newspaper on Friday, shows 58 foreign aircraft conducted air reconnaissance, where 46 were at the western strategic direction, seven – at the Arctic, four – at the eastern and one – at the southern direction.


 

References: Tass

Should the North Korea be Afraid of F-35

The first squadron of 16 planes arrived at Japan’s Iwakuni Marine Corp Station in January. They took part in the Foal Eagle military exercise in South Korea that just ended, where they made bombing runs on simulated North Korean missile bases.

The F-35 “Lightning” is the most advanced fighter in the American inventory. It comes in three models, The F-35A, which is the air force version; the F-35B for the marines and F-35C naval version. The Marine version is capable of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL).

The F-35 can reach speeds of up to Mach 1.6, or nearly twice the speed of sound. It’s stealth design and coating of radar absorbents make it practically invisible. It is the first so-called “Fifth Generation” stealth fighter in the region.

References : Asia Times

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