Archive for April 2nd, 2011

CO of F-35 training wing fired

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The commanding officer of the U.S. Air Force’s 33rd Fighter Wing, responsible for training all F-35 pilots, has been fired from his job.

Three Gripens left Sweden for Italy to enforce no-fly zone

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Three Swedish Air Force Gripen fighters have left their base at 0800GMT today to Italy where they will help to enforce a no-fly zone in Libya.
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Chile takes delivery of first anti-submarine warfare C295

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The Chilean Navy has taken delivery of the first Airbus Military C295 in its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) configuration.
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Global Observer HALE crashed at Edwards AFB

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AeroVironment suffered a setback in its plan to develop a hydrogen-powered high-altitude long-endurance aircraft that can fly for at least five-days when the only prototype crashed at Edwards Air Force Base on Apr. 1.

A-10 crashed in Germany

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An A-10 Thunderbolt II from Spangdahlem Air Base crashed near Wittlich, Germany on Friday. The pilot was injured.