Air International 2018-11
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A Merlin HC3A flying with a Sily Powietrzne Mi-24 Hind en route to the exercise area.
HAL-built Su-30MKI3 SB 307 breaks away from a RAAF KC-30A after aerial refuelling.
The pilot of SB 323 extends the in-flight refuelling probe prior to aerial refuelling with a RAAF KC-30A tanker.
Russian-assembled Su-30MKI SB 048 on the flight line at Darwin.
A Merlin HC3A quickly off loads its ground extraction force who spread out in search of two isolated persons.
A Merlin HC3A led a mission with the rescue mission commander onboard who is in constant discussion with ground forces and other helicopters in the formation.
A Merlin HC3A flying with a Sily Powietrzne Mi-24 Hind en route to the exercise area.
With a high threat level posed by surface to air rounds, a Merlin HC3A lifts quickly from the landing zone.
Commando Helicopter Force aircrew use a gate process to de-risk the demands of conducting dust landings by setting up a gate, 50 feet above the ground, and flying a continuous decelerating descent approach to the target.
Merlin HC3As uploaded enough fuel to enable them to remain airborne for two and three quarter hours.
Lima Company 42 Commando, the ground extraction force, board a Merlin HC3A at Gilze-Rijen Air Base.
A Merlin HC3A descends into a landing zone amidst a cloud of dust.
Il-20M c/n 175011706 on take-off from its home base, Chkalovsky near Moscow in January 2012.
Il-20M c/n 174011604 has always been forward deployed, occasionally together with 175011701, to Rostov-on-Don for operations over the Black Sea and eastern Europe. The aircraft recently received serial number RF-95687.
RF-93610 on take-off from Kubinka Air Base on March 21, 2014. The aircraft was shot down by a Syrian surface-to-air missile at 18:00 Moscow time on September 17, 2018, with the tragic loss of all 15 crew members on-board.
This close up shot of Il-20M c/n 173011504 shows the large size of the pod-mounted Isla-1 side-looking radar under the aircraft’s forward fuselage, and a side-mounted dielectric panel part of the Romb-4 multi­channel signal intelligence system.
The first Russian Air Force Il-20MS 90924 on take-off from Zhukovsky for a 4-hour, 20-minute test flight on July 25, 2014.
RF-93610 was intercepted by Aeronautics Militaire Typhoons on March 2, 2018.
The first Il-20MS 174011603 modernized under Programme Retsenzent at Zhukovsky on February 28, 2014.
Indian Air Force C-130J KC-3807 on final approach to Darwin. The aircraft is fitted with a multispectral imaging turret underneath the nose and was deployed in conjunction with an element of the lAF's Garud Commando Force.