Archive for July 17th, 2013

North Korean ship detained in Panama was carrying SA-2 radar

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One of the components seized by Panama officials from a North Korean ship includes a SNR-74 tracking and guidance radar for the SA-2 anti-aircraft system.

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Canada’s Sea King helicopters grounded after accident

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Canada has grounded its fleet of Sea King helicopters after one of them tipped over at Canadian Forces Base Shearwater.
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Former commander of Night Witches passed away

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Nadezhda Popova, the highly decorated commander of the Soviet women night bombing regiment during World War 2, has passed away on Jul. 8.

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Libyan Air Force colonel shot dead

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A Libyan air force colonel was shot dead on Monday while he was trying to open a shop he owned in the city of Derna.

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Photo: LRASM captive carry test on B-1B

Posted in Air Force on July 17th, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on Photo: LRASM captive carry test on B-1B

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg

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