Archive for September 12th, 2015

Pentagon may reactivate hangar in Iceland to operate P-8A there

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work was in Iceland recently and he mentioned the possibility of reactivating a former P-3 hangar to support future P-8A operations out of Keflavik.

US Navy 061108-N-3013W-039 An Icelandic de-icing crew working for Keflavik International Airport sprays down the surface of a P3-C Orion before a flight
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles E. White [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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B-2 deployed from Guam to participate in Red Flag-Alaska

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Three B-2s flew from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to participate in Red Flag-Alaska recently.

B-2 deployment: Teamwork, Sorties, Success
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph A. Pagán Jr.
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RTAF ACJ320 commissioning ceremony

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The Royal Thai Air Force commissioned its new Airbus ACJ320 VVIP jet into service on Sept. 11.

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Photos: Royal Thai Air Force

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Israel, U.S. close to agreement on co-production of David’s Sling

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Director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Vice Admiral James Syring, told lawmakers that United States and Israel are only weeks away from reaching a draft agreement on a co-production of David’s Sling.

Nov. 20, 2012 - David's Sling Weapons System Stunner Missile intercepts target during inaugural flight test (3)
By United States Missile Defense Agency [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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USN wants to transition 6 F/A-18C squadrons to F/A-18E at Oceana

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The U.S. Navy is about to embark on an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for transitioning six F/A-18C squadrons at NAS Oceana to the F/A-18E.

US Navy 030903-N-0020T-001 1st Lt. Jason McManigle, assigned to the Gladiators of Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Six (VFA-106), performs a section takeoff in an F-A-18 Hornet from Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana
By U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Matthew J. Thomas. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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