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HASC: F-35C lacks the range to strike enemy targets

The U.S. House Armed Services Committee has directed the Navy to report back by 2019 on how to “expand the strike range of a carrier...

Philippines to equip frigates with Sea Giraffe AMB radars

Two Philippine Navy frigates will be equipped with Saab’s Sea Giraffe AMB naval radar system, the company announced on May 21. By Public Affairs Office,...

Armenia getting Tor-M2

The Armenian Ministry of Defense has disclosed that it will be acquiring the Russia Tor-M2 air defense missile system. This information was released in the...

NASA says Boeing depended ‘almost entirely’ on Navy to fix physiological episodes

NASA’s review into the unexplained physiological episodes occurring on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 and EA-18G fleet concluded that Boeing depended ‘almost entirely’ on the sailing...

Ammo box fell from U.S. Army helicopter, crashes into school

A box of ammunition fell from a helicopter assigned to the U.S. Army’s 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade on May 17 and crashed through...

Memorial for Capt. Jeff Kuss is nearing completion

A memorial dedicated to the late Blue Angels pilot Capt. Jeff Kuss is nearing completion in the town of Smyrna, Tennessee. Kuss was killed on...

ESSM Block 2 enters LRIP

The U.S. Navy has given Raytheon a $77 million contract to Raytheon “for the engineering, test equipment, material and management necessary to transition Evolved Sea...

B-17F Memphis Belle back on display

The iconic B-17F Memphis Belle bomber is back on exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. The warbird was...

General Atomics to retrofit 122 MQ-9s

General Atomics was awarded a $206 million contract by the Pentagon to retrofit 122 MQ-9 Block 5 aircraft. By (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Erik...

Bell to delivery USMC’s last UH-1Y this year

The last UH-1Y ordered by the U.S. Marine Corps will be delivered by Bell this year, Flight Global reports. By Sgt. Austin Hazard ( [Public...


ARMA 3 – Tanks

The recently released Tanks DLC for ARMA 3 provides armor enthusiasts with some new assets to explore while expanding the core game for all… As...

Flight Factor A320 Ultimate

One of our resident real world Airbus A320 pilots takes the recently released Flight Factor A320 Ultimate for a test flight, wringing it out in...

Read It / Do It #01: North American X-15

Take a ride in a marvel of aerospace engineering that helped pave the road to space with the hypersonic North American X-15 rocket powered research...

M2000C Red Flag Campaign by Baltic Dragon

Introduction Baltic Dragon. If you fly single player campaigns in DCS World, by now you must surely know this name. He has become a prolific,...

ARMA 3 – Prologue & The East Wind

We take a look at the full ARMA 3 campaign that some fans may have overlooked as they dove straight into playing in the ARMA...

CIVA INS Navigation Tutorial

Mudspike Contributor Casper ‘TheAlmightySnark’ de Wit first added this excellent CIVA INS Navigation Guide for X-Plane in our forums. It was so good as reference...

Mudspike 3rd Annual DCS Fall Fly-In

It’s been a year since our last Mudspike DCS Fall Fly-In. Although we might be stretching the definition of Fall a little, we will be...

MedCenter Air – Hurricane Season 2017

This hurricane season has not been kind to Central America, the Gulf of Mexico region, or the Caribbean. MedCenter Air crews, along with hundreds of...

3rd Annual Mudspike Christmas Flight – 2017

Welcome again to our annual Mudspike Christmas Flight! For our third year running, we will deliver packages, hopes, (beverages), and spread good will across the...

VKB-Sim Gunfighter (Pro) Bundle Review

Disclosure: Images that appear in this article were taken from one of three sources: website/store marketing materials, an Imgur album that rrohde (maintainer of

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f99th hall of fame



This page is to honor those who have distinguished themselves and been recognized by their peers as some of F99th's best. Every member contributes and steers the development of our group, but the following people have done so on a level that made the F99th measurably better for all of us. We sincerely thank them for their efforts.



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