Archive for April 23rd, 2013

Russian Tu-22M3s carried out mock attack on Sweden

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In the early morning on Mar. 29, two Russian Air Force Tu-22M3 bombers along with four Su-27 escorts carried out a mock attack on Sweden.
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New nuclear cruise missile for USAF

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The U.S. Air Force plans to field a new Long-Range Standoff (LRSO) nuclear cruise missile in the next decade.
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Most of USAF F-15, F-16 pilots in Japan won’t be combat ready

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Most of the U.S. Air Force’s F-15 and F-16 pilots based in Japan will only remain “basic mission capable” and not combat mission ready.
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U.S. denies asking Canada to join missile defense shield

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The Pentagon has denied news reports that Canada has been invited to join its missile defense shield.
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Indian Air Force marks 50 years of MiG-21 service

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To mark the 50th anniversary of MiG-21 operations in the Indian Air Force, a book was launched on Apr. 20.

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