Archive for April 4th, 2015

UAE’s secret airbase

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A secret airbase has emerged from the deserts in UAE, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia. Aviation Week has more.

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Credit: Google Earth

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Remaining Swedish experts on JAS-39 to leave Czech Republic

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To help Czech Republic induct the Gripen into service, Sweden sent a group of pilots and mechanics to help the former setup shop in 2005. After ten years, the last batch of experts will depart this September.

Saab JAS-39 Gripen of the Czech Air Force taking off from AFB Čáslav
© Milan Nykodym, Czech Republic [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Upgraded Ka-27 ready for transfer to Russian Navy

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Russian Helicopters Holding Company says the company is ready to deliver the first upgraded Ka-27 helicopter to the Russian Navy.

US Navy 030612-N-4374S-030 The Russian Helix KA-27 helicopter launches off the flight deck of USS Vella Gulf (CG 72)
By U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Fighters from RAF, RCAF, RNLAF practiced intercepting B-52H during POLAR GROWL

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Fighters from the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Royal Air Force and the Royal Netherlands Air Force had chances to practice dissimilar air intercept maneuvers with B-52Hs from the 2nd Bomb Wing and 5th Bomb Wing on Apr.2.

Polar Growl
New Hampshire Air National Guard photo by Airman Ashlyn J. Correia
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Russia may resume delivery of S-300 to Iran

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on April 4th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on Russia may resume delivery of S-300 to Iran

Russia may lift the ban on delivering the S-300 air defense system to Iran if the U.N. were to remove an arms embargo on the country.

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9A83ME TEL – Antey-2500 SAM 02” by Vitaly V. Kuzminhttp://vitalykuzmin.net/?q=node/384. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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