Six Su-34s delivered to Russian Air Force

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Six new Su-34 fighter bombers were delivered to Russia’s Southern Military District (SMD) aviation regiment recently.
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Commander AFGSC hopes to have new engines for B-52

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Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, head of U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command, told reporters he hopes the service could consider installing new engines on its B-52 fleet.
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Internal U.S. Navy report casts doubt on safety of MH-53

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An internal U.S. Navy safety investigation report into the crash of a MH-53 has recommended that the service carry out a full risk analysis of the rotorcraft in order to certify it fit to continue flying for another decade.

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Amercian C-130s made multiple drops of arms and supplies over Kobani

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The U.S. military has step up its campaign to save the Syrian town of Kobani from being overran by ISIL forces by air dropping arms and supplies using C-130s over the weekend.
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PLANAF to have political commissar on board AEW aircraft

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The People’s Liberation Army Naval Air Force (PLANAF) has decided that a political commissar must be on board specialized aircraft such as airborne early warning platforms in order to fill the ‘gap’ in ideology training.

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RCAF combat mission in Middle East likely to be more than six months

Posted in Air Force on October 19th, 2014 Be the first to comment

The Royal Canadian Air Force may have to extend its combat mission in the Middle East as Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Tom Lawson admits the goal of defeating ISIL is unlikely to be achievable in six months.

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Maintenance of Italian aircraft carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi completed ahead of schedule

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Italian aircraft carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi will soon rejoin the navy after its maintenance was completed months ahead of schedule.
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X-37B lands back at Vandenberg AFB

Posted in Air Force, Space on October 19th, 2014 Be the first to comment

The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 3 (OTV-3) landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9:24 a.m. Oct. 17 after spending 674 days in space.

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Israeli Air Force woman navigator killed in Nepal avalanche

Posted in Air Force on October 18th, 2014 Be the first to comment

One of the victims of an avalanche in Nepal was a navigator in the Israeli Air Force. Tamar Ariel was posthumously promoted to captain on Thursday.

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Nirbhay cruise missile completes first successful test

Posted in Army, Research on October 18th, 2014 Be the first to comment

India’s Nirbhay cruise missile was tested for the second time on Oct. 17 and this time the weapon successfully completed its flight profile.

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