Archive for April 7th, 2015

KC-135 elephant walk at Kadena Air Force Base, Japan

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Twelve U.S. Air Force KC-135 from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron do the elephant walk during Exercise Forceful Tiger on Apr. 1 at Kadena Air Force Base, Japan.

Forceful Tiger
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marcus Morris

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Taiwan’s Apache scandal widens, Defense Minister apologizes

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Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense today announced another list of officers being punished in the AH-64E scandal.

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British MoD accidentally leak sensitive info on RAF Mount Pleasant

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Sensitive information on the facilities at RAF Mount Pleasant, Falklands Islands was accidentally leaked on the British Ministry of Defence website.

Mount Pleasant Airport - Donald Morrison.jpg
Mount Pleasant Airport – Donald Morrison” by Donald Morrison from Lochalsh, Scotland – Mount Pleasant Airport. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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Australia to send one aircraft for Exercise Balikatan

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Australia will send one aircraft and 61 personnel to participate in this year’s Exercise Balikatan in Philippines from Apr. 20-30.

Philippine marines with Weapons Company, 3rd Marine Battalion, and U.S. Marines with the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division walk toward a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft 130416-F-HL283-123
By TSgt Jerome Tayborn [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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India’s Advanced Air Defence interceptor fails shortly after test launch

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India has suffered a setback in its bid to create a missile defense shield when a test firing of the Advanced Air Defence interceptor failed on Apr. 6.

AAD Test Crop.jpg
AAD Test Crop” by Sniperz11http://frontierindia.net/album/main.php?g2_itemId=65, Copyright to Frontier India Defence and Strategic News Service (FIDSNS) (website).. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 in via Wikimedia Commons.

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