Archive for September 14th, 2015

RAAF completed its first operational mission in Syria

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Australia has carried out its first operational mission in Syria using two Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18A Hornets. The mission occurred overnight on Sept. 12.

Op OKRA
Photos: Australia, Department of Defence
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Pilot killed in Royal Saudi Air Force helicopter crash

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A Royal Saudi Air Force helicopter crashed on Sept. 13 in Taif during a training flight. The pilot was killed. It was not known if there were others on board the rotocraft.

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Egypt allowed to retain Russian equipment installed on Mistral carriers if Cairo buys the ships

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A French official said that if Egypt was to take off the two Mistral carriers previously ordered by Russia, Moscow is willing to allow Cairo to keep the equipment it had installed on those ships.

Владивосток - Saint-Nazaire décembre 2014
By Ludovic Péron (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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BAE Systems Taranis to make final flights this year

Posted in Industry, Research, UAV on September 14th, 2015 by alert5 – Comments Off on BAE Systems Taranis to make final flights this year

The British Ministry of Defense has said that the BAE Systems Taranis will make its third and possibly final round of tests this year.

TaranisModel
By Mike Young (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Australia to get rid of Mi-24s at RAAF Base Tindal

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A pair of Mi-24s that are languished at RAAF Base Tindal since 1997 might be disposed off in 2016. The gunships were on their way to Papua New Guinea (PNG) when the RAAF intercepted the An-124 transport carrying them and divert the cargo to Tindal. A newly installed government in PNG then had refused to allow the helicopters to enter the country.

Tindal Hind
Photo: Google
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