167th Airlift Wing retires its last C-5A

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The 167th Airlift Wing said goodbye to its last C-5A strategic airlifter on May 19. It will transition to the C-17.

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40th anniversary of VPAF’s 935 Fighter Jet Regiment

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Vietnam daily Tuoi Tre was allowed to visit the Vietnam People’s Air Force (VPAF) 935 Fighter Jet Regiment as the unit marked its 40th anniversary.

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B-52s to simulate laying mines off Swedish coast next month

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A pair of B-52 bombers will appear near Ravlunda on the Swedish east coast on Jun. 13 and simulate laying mines.

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By SMSgt. Roy Bagell, USAF (U.S. DefenseImagery photo VIRIN: DF-ST-83-02312) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Colombia Air Force shows video of executive jet crashing while smuggling cocaine

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A Hawk 600 crashed into the Caribbean Sea while evading interception by the Colombia Air Force on May 20. The business jet was reportedly carrying a ton of cocaine.

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China tried to jam Global Hawk that was flying over South China Sea

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China has made attempts to jam the signals of the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft whilst it was operating over South China Sea.

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By U.S. Air Force photo by Bobbi Zapka [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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South Korea’s purchase of AW-159 under scrutiny

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A joint South Korean governmental investigation team has accused three Navy officers of falsifying the evaluation report for the AW-159 naval helicopter.

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Photo: PO(Phot) Si Ethell/MOD [OGL], via Wikimedia Commons
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Pentagon selects Clear Air Force Station for Long Range Discrimination Radar

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The Pentagon will install a new long-range radar at Clear Air Force Station in central Alaska.

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Thales beat Lockheed Martin to provide heli-borne AEW solution to Royal Navy

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Britain has decided that the Thales Searchwater radar and Cerberus mission system is the winner for the Royal Navy’s Crowsnest program.

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Photo: POA(Phot) Ray Jones/MOD [OGL], via Wikimedia Commons
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T-45C crashed into San Diego Bay

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A VT-9 T-45C overshot the runway at NAS North Island and crashed into San Diego Bay on May 22. The pilot ejected and was recovered safely.

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Photo: Luis Mijangos

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Livery of Bangladesh Air Force Yak-130

Posted in Air Force, Industry on May 23rd, 2015 Be the first to comment

The livery for Bangladesh Air Force’s Yak-130 fleet has been seen for the first time.


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