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Thai aircraft carrier in anti-submarine exercise with U.S. Navy

Royal Thai Navy aircraft carrier HTMS Chakri Naruebet is participating in an anti-submarine and maritime domain awareness exercise with the U.S. Navy. By Pescov [CC...

V-22 Aerial Refueling System to start flight testing this fall

V-22 Aerial Refueling System (VARS) will start testing this fall, NAVIR disclosed recently. A U.S. Marine spokeswoman told Marine Corps Times in an emailed statement...

Greece wants to weaponized its C-27J

Media outlets in Greece have reported that the country’s Governmental Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense met on Apr. 23 and approved a plan to...

F-35B emergency landing in Japan

A F-35B was forced to make an emergency landing at Tsuiki airbase, Japan on Apr. 24. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force says the jet had...

Taiwan wants to import 600 ring laser gyroscope from U.S.

Taiwan’s Up Media reported on Apr. 23 that country’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology – the island’s weapons research institute – is seeking...

Workers at Italy’s F-35 assembly line to go on strike today

Workers at the F-35 assembly line in Cameri Air Base, Italy will go on a one-day strike on Apr. 24 to protest against working conditions....

Blue Angels No. 5 had bird strike

A Blue Angels F/A-18 suffered a bird strike at the Vero Beach air show on Apr. 21. The number five aircraft had ingested a bird...

Tokyo may resume testing of X-2

An anonymous Japanese official told Flight Global that Tokyo may resume the X-2 flight test program in future. The stealth demonstrator had completed 34 flights...

Portugal pare down C-130 upgrade

Portugal has decided against spending $36 million to upgrade its five C-130s under a Foreign Military Sales program. By A1C Sean Worrell [Public domain], via...


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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