As we've reported to you earlier, a Russian Su-24M Fencer was shot down this morning after it allegedly violated Turkey's sovereign airspace. "Facts" and "truth" are radically divergent at this point, so we're sifting through what we actually know versus what is being reported. The incident occurred very near to the Turkish border with Syria, close to where Turkey's Hatay … [Read more...] about Russian Su-24M Bomber Shot Down: Could This Mean War?
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On October 22nd, a joint U.S.-Kurdish raid was launched to rescue approximately 70 hostages facing "imminent mass execution" at the hands of ISIS. During the course of the operation near Hawija, Iraq, a member of a U.S. Army special mission unit was killed, reportedly when the Kurdish special forces conducting the assault were pinned down during extraction. What hasn't been … [Read more...] about How Air Support Impacted the Delta Force Hostage Rescue Mission in Hawija, Iraq
According to Egyptian officials, a Russian airliner crashed early Saturday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people aboard. The Airbus A321 was owned and operated by Kogalymavia, better known as MetroJet. Egyptian officials do not suspect foul play, despite claims by ISIS that it is responsible for the downing of the airliner. The terrorist group has even released a … [Read more...] about What Brought the Russian Airliner Down in Egypt? Some Realistic Answers
https://youtu.be/EcWFsXkdl4E Courtesy of the "Nightstalkers," the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, we bring you some absolutely beautiful close air support provided by the Sikorsky MH-60L Direct Action Penetrator (DAP) and the AH-6 “Killer Egg” version of the MD-500E helicopter. The SOAR is most well-known for its ability to insert and extract SOF units under … [Read more...] about The 160th SOAR “Nightstalkers” Deliver Shock and Awe
The Sikorsky HH-60G PAVE Hawk, built on the venerable UH-60 Blackhawk design, has been in service with the United States Air Force since 1991. For the uninitiated among you, the PAVE designation stands for Precision Avionics Vectoring Equipment, denoting the specialized electronics the aircraft is equipped with to carry out its mission. Designed almost specifically as a Combat … [Read more...] about The HH-60G Pave Hawk