Archive for April 26th, 2013

Israeli Air Force shoots down UAV

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Israel says it has shot down a drone from Lebanon over the Mediterranean sea on Apr. 25.
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Bogdan: Singapore to decide on F-35 by summer

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Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan told a Senate Armed Services subcommittee that Singapore will decide by this summer whether to buy the F-35.

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Indian Air Force SA-8s failed repeatedly

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Three live firing attempts of SA-8 missiles by the Indian Air Force failed on Apr. 24. During the first two attempts, the missiles failed to reach its target. On the final attempt, the failed immediately after being fired.

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Kazakh MiG-31 crashed

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The Kazakhstan Air Force lost a MiG-31 on Apr. 23. The pilot was killed and the co-pilot survived.
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Eurocopter flies unmanned EC145

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An unmanned EC145 has flown at the French Air Force base in Istres, France. Eurocopter is using the helicopter to validate its optionally piloted vehicle (OPV) demonstration program.
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