Archive for April 27th, 2013

Netanyahu was airborne in helicopter when UAV was spotted

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in a helicopter touring the north of the country when an unidentified drone was spotted by air defense.
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U.S. House subcommittee passes Taiwan Policy Act

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The U.S House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific on Thursday passed the Taiwan Policy Act of 2013, which authorizes the U.S. government to sell new F-16C/Ds to Taiwan.
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Last USMC squadron to tranisition to UH-1Y

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HMLA-167 is the last USMC squadron to make the transition from the UH-1N to the 1Y. The first UH-1Y arrived at the squadron on Apr. 17.

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RAF MQ-9s flown from Britain

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The Royal Air Force has confirmed a news report that MQ-9s flying over Afghanistan are no longer controlled from Creech air force base in Nevada but remotely piloted from RAF Waddington.

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Taiwan to deploy 3 PAC-3s in the south

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Taiwan’s Deputy Defense Minister Andrew Yang told lawmakers that three PAC-3 missile batteries will be deployed in the southern part of the island.

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