Archive for May 24th, 2012

Apache on a F1 race track

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This RSAF AH-64D has landed on the spot where Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher all have raced their F1 cars during the Singapore Grand Prix. The attack helicopter is there to support the Singapore Army, which is having its open house at the heart of the city this weekend. Joining the Apache is a RSAF Super Puma helicopter, and these two are perhaps the first military helicopters ever on a F1 race track.

Last USMC CH-46 pilot graduates

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1st Lt. Zerbin Singleton is the final U.S. Marine Corps CH-46 pilot to graduate when he took his final check ride on Wednesday at Camp Pendleton.

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YouTube: 210th, 212th Rescue Squadrons train in Mojave Viper

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The 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons with the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, are training in Mojave, California with the U.S. Marines to prepare for an upcoming deployment to southern Afghanistan.

RSAF inducts Heron 1 UAV into 119 Squadron

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The Heron 1 UAV was officially inducted into the RSAF’s 119 Squadron on May 23 by defense minister Dr Ng Eng Hen. The Heron 1 will replace the Searcher UAV.

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Russia’s Voronezh-M early-warning radar is online

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Russia’s Voronezh-M long-range missile warning radar was put on duty officially at 10:15 a.m. local time in the Irkutsk region of Siberia on Wednesday.

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