Archive for April 10th, 2016

Venezuela inducts nine Hongdu K-8W into service

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At a ceremony officiated by Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López, the Venezuelan Air Force inducted nine Hongdu K-8W into service on Apr. 6.

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Photos: ABM
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PAF, PLAAF kick off Shaheen V

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China’s Ministry of Defense announced that the joint air exercise Shaheen V with Pakistan has commenced on Apr. 9 and this year the exercise is held in Pakistan.

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Royal Canadian Navy fired Harpoon Block II at shore-based target

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The Royal Canadian Navy has fired its Harpoon Block II anti-ship missile at a shore-based target for the first time.

HMCS Vancouver Harpoon Block II
Photo: Royal Canadian Navy
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B-52s arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar

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For the first time in 26-years, the B-52 bomber is being based in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The aircraft arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar on Apr. 9 from their home base in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 9, 2016 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate Da’esh and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria and the wider international community, and as needed in the region. The B-52 offers diverse capabilities including the delivery of precision weapons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 9, 2016 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate Da’esh and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria and the wider international community, and as needed in the region. The B-52 offers diverse capabilities including the delivery of precision weapons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)


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