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Tu-22M3 modernization to start from next year

CEO of Tupolev, Alexander Konyukhov, told TASS that his firm will begin the modernization of the Tu-22M3 supersonic bomber next year. By Dmitry Terekhov from...

Serbian paratroopers jump from American C-130

Paratroopers from Serbian Army’s 63rd Parachute Brigade joined American paratroopers from the Able Co. 2nd Bn., 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade during Exercise Double...

Poland cleared to buy PAC-3 system worth $10.5 billion

The U.S. government has given the green light for Poland to “purchase phase one of a two- phase program for an Integrated Air and Missile...

EA-18G crew grounded for penis skydrawing

Two cheeky U.S. Navy lieutenants from VAQ-130 have been grounded after sparking an outcry for drawing an outline of a penis in the skies over...

Raytheon to install telemetry equipment for USN’s G550 range support aircraft

The U.S. Navy has given Raytheon a $79 million contract to install telemetry equipment on its future G550 range support aircraft. By Owen65 [CC BY-SA...

Permanent gearbox fix for A400M delayed till next year

Europrop International (EPI) has admitted that it is unable to roll out a permanent solution to the gearbox issue on its TP400-D6 engine by this...

Chinese admiral claims J-15s have carried out “thousands of takeoffs” using EMALS

Rear Admiral Yin Zhuo, director of the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s expert consultation committee, told CCTV recently that the country’s J-15s have made “thousands of...

Raytheon not offering air-to-air variant of AMRAAM-ER

Jane’s was told by Raytheon at the Dubai airshow that the company has no plans to evolve the AMRAAM-ER into an air-to-air missile. Photo: Raytheon...

AW129’s successor designated as AW249

A report by Dominic Perry for Flight Global says the successor for the AW129 Mangusta attack helicopter has been designated as AW249. By Matt Morgan...


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

MonsterTech Joystick/HOTAS Table Mounts Review

Mudspike Contributor @PaulRix shares his impressions of his recently acquired MonsterTech Table Brackets. Earlier this year, I upgraded my HOTAS from a Saitek X55 to...

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...

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