End of an era

RELOCATION OF THE Defence Research Agency air fleet was completed on October 18, 1994, when the last research aircraft departed from Farnborough for Boscombe Down.

Tornado F.2A TIARA (Tornado Integrated Avionics Research Aircraft) ZD902, flown by Fit Lt Tim Price and Sqn Ldr Dave Southwood, look-off from Farnborough’s runway 07 at 13.10 hours, followed by a fast-and-low pass over the western dispersal area of this famous airfield.

The departure marks the end of research flying and the related aircraft engineering at Farnborough, roles it has fulfilled for 76 years, ever since the Royal Aircraft Establishment came into being. The hangars,

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Beau

Nearly 6,000 Beau fighters were built, and the pages of this magazine are testament to the aircraft’s exceptional contribution to world aviation heritage. So it is a great pity that today there are only nine substantially complete airframes. At Duxford in Cambridgeshire one is under restoration to flying condition, but we will have to be patient for the day when it takes to the skies.

The last time a Beaufighter flew was in I960 — take a look at Tugging at Sleeves. The RAF Museum was still a pipedream in those days and bringing an old airframe all the way

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Attack aviation USMC LOST IN ONE DAY EIGHT planes as in the worst days of the Vietnam War

On Friday, September 14, at approximately 10:15 local time, the militant forces «Taliban» stormed Camp Bastion in Helmand province — the main strategic base in southwest Afghanistan.   About 15 fighters (according to other sources — 19), dressed in uniforms of the U.S. Army, with 3 groups crossed the border and stormed the base airfield, which included South American base Camp Lithernek and British Camp Bastion, where AH is a helicopter pilot -64 Apache Prince Harry (initially assumed that the main purpose of the attack was specifically it).   To destroy aircraft parked runway airfield attackers used guns, rocket-propelled

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BBC RUSSIA WILL RECEIVE NEW FIGHTER

  The trials of a promising aviation complex tactical soon begin next step. Machines in the past Gromov Flight Research Institute full year course relocated to a military airfield in Akhtubinsk. There, in the Astrakhan steppes new aircraft will develop the best Air Force pilots. Their task — to specifically look into the aviation combat abilities and write an annotation on its application for colleagues from the combat units of the Air Force. But before the new product goes to the troops, it expect municipal tests. They also organize Akhtubinsk center. Meanwhile, the fourth most experienced fighter on the bill

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New Russian strategic bomber on plasma technology

Not so long ago to RIA Novosti published a notable expression of Major-General Anatoly Zhikhareva, deputy commander of the 37th Air Army of the Supreme Command of the strategic focus For reference, the 37th Air Army voedinyzhdy connects all Russian strategic bombers (Tu-95 and Tu-160, Tu-22M3), which potentially could reach the United States area — the main potential enemy of in global thermonuclear conflict. So now, Mr. Zhiharev told RIA Novosti, that in Russia began to develop «aviation system for distant aviation, which will have no analogues in the world.» And judging by the words of the glorious General aviator,

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Photo essay about the life of pilots airfield Central Angle

January 22, Russian Air Force air defense celebrated their professional holiday. In honor of this blogger zeka-vasch visited the military airfield "Central Corner", which is located 25 kilometers from Vladivostok, and made a detailed photo report on the life of the military pilots.

Many make the photo caption below the smile, but still — offer available. For the record:

Central Angle— air base in Primorsky Krai, which deployed 4th Guards Fighter Group 6983rd Air Base Russian Air Force. Located on the northern outskirts of the city Vladivostok, 9 km south-west International airport "Vladivostok". Built in the

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Federal State Unitary Enterprise State ATS at Spetsstroy Russia started the reconstruction of the airport in the Russian Air Force Korenovsk

Since 2010, as part of the modernization of the Air Forces of Russia, is a large-scale reconstruction of the airfield for military use. The main contractor works on such contracts is the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "the Office Building of roads and airfields at Spetsstroy Russia."

In March 2013 its experts have begun work on the airfield Korenovsk — largest helicopter air base in southern Russia, which currently receives the latest Mi-8AMTSh ("Terminator") capable of conducting full-fledged fighting at night.

To work at the site began Kaluga Branch of Federal State Unitary Enterprise "State ATS at

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Specialists NBC SOUTH hidden military airfield

For the first time in the course of a special tactical exercises (TSU) military forces CBR defense SOUTH using special means of camouflage, made "invisible" to radar and visual observation of a military airfield in the Volgograd region, the press service of the Southern Military District. With the help of special equipment military chemists put an aerosol smoke screen on the area of over 20 hectares more than 300 m in height, thus "hiding" from the aircraft and radar conventional enemy military airfield infrastructure and the surrounding area. 

Used to mask laying system TDA-2K capable of

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In Samara put aircraft with lasers

In the Samara airport Kurumoch tested innovative aircraft landing systems. Aircraft sent to the runway lasers. Precision landing — fifty centimeters.

 Photo source:nanonewsnet.ru

The three laser beams — one glide and two coursework — just have to get on the airplane landing strip. These rays are clearly visible in the fog, and in the pouring rain, and in a blizzard.

"We sat down on a dark airfield. There remained only the lights that are designated lane. High intensity lights, and the rest — all turned down. On laser glide path all clear, perfectly clear. The sensitivity is

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New helicopters Ka-52 Alligator arrived at an air base in Primorye

Four new combat helicopter Ka-52 "Alligator" arrived at an air base maritime helicopter Red unification of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Eastern Military District in Primorye, told RIA Novosti on Sunday, chief information service of the Far Eastern Association Air Force and Air Defense Sergei Grove.

The first scheduled flights "Alligator" on the program of combat training is scheduled for June 14, 2011. "The first take-off on all new helicopters to the base airfield" Chernigovka "fulfill the crew of a helicopter squadron deputy commander Major Andrei Volkov and navigator Lieutenant Sergei Kolesnikov," — said

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