Archive for April 25th, 2015

IAF Mirage 2000I/TIs return home to Gwalior

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India’s first two upgraded Mirage 2000I/TIs arrived home at Gwalior Air Force Base on Apr. 24 around 14:00 hours.

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Photos: India MoD
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Jane’s: Hezbollah built UAV airstrip in Bekaa Valley

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Satellite images has confirmed the presence of an airstrip for unmanned aerial vehicles in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon.

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Upcoming X-37B flight will test experimental propulsion system

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According to the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, the next X-37B flight will test an experimental propulsion system jointly developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory and Space and Missile Systems Center.

Boeing X-37B inside payload fairing before launch
By US Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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A-10 makes emergency landing at air base threatened by ISIL forces in Iraq

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Airmen from the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron overcame odds to get an A-10 back flying after the jet made an emergency landing in Al Asad Air Base in Iraq’s Anbar province.

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U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jared Marquis
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Zimbabwe K-8 crashed

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A Air Force of Zimbabwe K-8 jet trainer crashed near Thornhill Airbase on Apr. 24. Both pilots on board ejected safely.

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By Bob Adams from George, South Africa (Zimbabwe AF K-8 2106G (2)) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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