Archive for April 30th, 2015

Qatar buys 24 Rafales

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The French president’s office said today that Qatar has placed an order for 24 Rafale fighters.

Dassault Rafale B Suisse
By Hermann Keist (Deutsch: selbst fotografiert) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Triple Nickel deploys to Afghanistan

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The 555th “Triple Nickel” Fighter Squadron arrived at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on Apr. 27 for a six-month deployment there.

'Triple Nickel' arrives at BAF
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz
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GAO backs U.S. Army’s aviation restructuring plan

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The U.S. Government Accountability Office has endorsed the Army’s aviation restructure plan. The watchdog says the Army’s proposal is less expensive than a Guard proposal and better meets mission demands.

Maj. Gen. Flynn visits CAB at PTA 140816-A-DB316-064
By Chief Warrant Officer A. Mark Leung (https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1516282) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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“Missing” USAF tanker lands safely at RAF Mildenhall after in-flight emergency

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A U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker that was reported as “missing” by some of the British media had landed safely at RAF Mildenhall, the 100th Air Refueling Wing said.

KC-135 100th Air Refueling Wing
By U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark Bucher [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Unmanned K-MAX demonstrates ability to evacuate wounded personnel

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The unmanned K-MAX cargo helicopter was used to demonstrate the safe evacuation of a wounded personnel during a test in March 2015.

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By English: Cpl. Lisa M. Tourtelot [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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