Air International 2014-10
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Early morning servicing under way at Whiteman AFB.
A B-2 pilot walks to his aircraft during an engine-running crew swap at Andersen AFB, Guam. In August the USAF deployed three Spirits there.
Sending three B-2 Spirit bombers to Red Flag 14-1 represented a higher percentage of a frontline force committed to the exercise than any other major US combat aircraft.
The USAF has recently deployed B-2s to increase the type’s visibility overseas. Here Spirit ot Indiana is pictured taxying at RAF Fairford in June 2014.
The B-2 Spirit remains distinctive after 20 years in service.
The newly-formed Merlin Carrier Air Group taxiing out for departure for Exercise Deep Blue - its first deployment
Ship deck crew welcome two HM2s aboard HMS Illustrious during the recent Exercise Joint Warrior.
De-humidification under way on an 820 NAS HM2 below deck on HMS Illustrious during Exercise Joint Warrior in April 2014.
The nine Merlin HM2s depart RNAS Culdrose for Exercise Deep Blue.
Sonobuoys being prepared for use aboard HMS Illustrious during Exercise Joint Warrior.
An 824 NAS HM2 practising confined area landing operations, an essential part of the work-up for both shipborne and secondary role operations, near RNAS Culdrose.
An 824 NAS HM2 during a recent training mission over Cornwall.
HM1s arrived for upgrade at AgustaWestland's facility, Yeovil, UK from RNAS Culdrose approximately every six weeks - the task taking around nine months for each.
The Rockwell Collins glass cockpit, with its five 10in x 8in (254 x 203mm) displays, is a key feature of the night vision goggle-compatible HM2.
The HM2’s rear crew can process information, attack multiple targets above and below the surface and disseminate this information via Link-11 data links more quickly than in the HM1.
RNAS Culdrose 4 The cockpit dynamic simulator is part of the advanced training facilities at Culdrose. Lockheed Martin
A VX-20 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye makes its first carrier take-off aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) during carrier suitability trials.
VX-1 undertook the E-2D’s IOT&E effort to develop tactics, techniques and procedures.
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Christina Irwin directs a VX-23 E-2D at Patuxent River.
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 is the first operational unit; one of its E-2Ds is pictured here above its NAS Norfolk, Virginia, home base.
A VAW-125 about to launch from NAS Fallon, Nevada; the squadron is scheduled to move to Naval Air Facility Atsugi in Japan to join the Carrier Wing 5, operating on the USS Ronald Reagan.
Lt Michael McGhan, assigned to the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1, performs pre-flight checks on an E-2D Hawkeye at NAS Patuxent River.
Senior Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Ronnie Josey signals for the launch of a VX-1 E-2D.
Возможности E-2D Hawkeye значительно расширены по сравнению с ранними вариантами. На снимке - два первых опытных самолета, использовавшихся для отработки бортовых систем новой машины.
E-2D Advanced Hawkeye в настоящее время проходят палубные испытания. Самолет оснащен сложным комплексом бортового радиоэлектронного оборудования, включающего новую РЛС.
The Il-20MS was designed to undertake strategic reconnaissance during peacetime, to allow accurate order of battles of potential foes to be compiled.
Ilyushin Il-20M variants, top to bottom: Il-20M, Il-20MS, Il-20M Anagramma and Il-20M Monitor.