Bulgarian MiG-29 crashes at sea during Shabla 2021 exercise
A Bulgarian Air Force MiG-29 crashed into the Black Sea while taking part in the Shabla 21 training exercise on June 9, 2021.
“A MiG-29 aircraft of the Bulgarian Air Force lost radio communication and disappeared from the radars at 00:45,” reported the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence in a statement.
A search and rescue operation was launched and is still ongoing at the time this article is published.
The pilot’s life jacket was retrieved. The incumbent Defense Minister Georgi Panayotov told Bulgarian National Radio it was not known whether the pilot ejected.
Shabla 2021 is a live firing exercise that involves the Bulgarian Air Force, as well as aircraft of the Serbian and United States Air Force. Following the incident, it was suspended.
Germany could lose a drone war against Azerbaijan, says think tank
The Bundeswehr think tank GIDS concluded that the German military would have lost the Nagorno-Karabakh war against Azerb...
South Korean KF-16 crash caused by bird strike
A Republic of Korea Air Force pilot was forced to eject from his KF-16 fighter after a bird was ingested into the jet du...
Will SpaceX resurrect 1950s plans for military cargo rockets?
The US military has already tried to design intercontinental rocket transport. Now, it wants to know if SpaceX can do th...