Archive for September 2nd, 2015

Le Drian discussed Rafale deal with Malaysia, but no Mistral

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During his visit to Malaysia, French defense minister Jean-Yves Le Drian spoke on the deal to sell 18 Rafale fighters but did not touch on the Mistral helicopter carrier during his meeting with his Malaysian counterpart Hishammuddin Hussein.

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By Aldo Bidini [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons

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Indian negotiating team given ‘go ahead’ to continue Rafale discussions with France

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India’s Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) has given the team handling the negotiations with France for 36 Rafale fighters the “go ahead to continue” discussions.

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By Konstantin von Wedelstaedt [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons

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Hungary takes over lead role in Baltic Air Policing

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The Hungarian Air Force has assumed the lead role in NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission for the first time on Aug. 31.

Hand-over / take-over ceremony of the Baltic Air Policing Mission at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania.
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Reserve A-10s first fighters to land in Latvia

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Two A-10s with the 303d Fighter Squadron became the first fighters from the U.S. Air Force to land in Latvia on Aug. 26. Previously, F-16s had perform touch-and-go at Lielvarde Air Base.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Denise Haeussler

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