Archive for September 11th, 2015

South African Air Force has 4 student pilots undergoing training in Cuba

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South African Department of Defense head of communications, Siphiwe Dlamini, confirmed this week that 24 personnel from the SAAF are undergoing training in Cuba.

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By Leo za1 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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USAF offers $5.1 million for 400 acres of land in Area 51

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The U.S. government has made its final offer of $5.1 million for 400 acres of land in Area 51 to a family.

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By USAF (Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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For the second time in 3 months, USMC RQ-7 ended up in Neuse River

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VMU-2 was forced to ditch its RQ-7 unmanned aerial vehicle in the Neuse River on Sept. 10. This was the second time a RQ-7 had to be ditch there in three months.

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By English: Cpl. Samantha H. Arrington [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Lockheed Martin introduces Advanced EOTS for F-35 Block 4

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Lockheed Martin is offering the Advanced Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) starting from the F-35 Block 4 onward.

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By Cpl. Anne Henry (https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1957712) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Taiwan’s new tactical air defense radar in its operational environment

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The media covering the latest iteration of Han Kwang exercise in Taiwan was able to see the new Bee Eye tactical air defense radar in its operational environment.

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Hroung Tsicheng
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