Archive for November 3rd, 2012

USMC dedicates F/A-18B to Medal of Honor recipients

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A VMFAT-101 F/A-18B has been painted a glossy white with green trim in tribute to Medal of Honor recipients. The Medal of Honor is painted on the speed brake.

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Photo: First flight of Shenyang J-15S twin-seat carrier-borne fighter

Posted in Navy on November 3rd, 2012 by alert5 – 3 Comments

Shenyang’s new J-15S tandem seat carrier-borne fighter made its maiden flight today at 0955. The aircraft flew four orbits around the airfield solo before landing at 1006.

British millionaire pleads guilty of attempting to ship batteries for HAWK missiles to Iran

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British millionaire Christopher Tappin pleaded guilty in federal court in Texas to charges of attempting to sell zinc/silver oxide batteries for Hawk Air Defense Missiles to Iran via the Netherlands.

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MiG-29K/KUB complete sea trials

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RAC MiG has completed sea trials of its MiG-29K/KUB for the Indian Navy.

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Turkey to ask NATO to deploy Patriots

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Turkey plans to officially request NATO to deploy a Patriot missile defense system in case hostilities with Syria escalate.
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