Archive for April 17th, 2016

First Chinese military aircraft to land at Fiery Cross reef

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A Chinese Y-8 transport aircraft, #9271, had the privilege of being the first military aircraft to land at Fiery Cross reef on Apr. 17.

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Indian Air Force has inactivate No 18 Squadron

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A high-ranking Indian Air Force officer has confirmed that the No 18 Squadron, flying the MiG-27, has been decommissioned.

MiG-27 from No.18 Squad, Kalaikunda
By Abhi010 (Kalaikunda) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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VMAQ-4 deployed to Turkey to support Operation Inherent Resolve

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U.S European Command announced on Apr. 14 that it has deployed a squadron of EA-6Bs from VMAQ-4 to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, “to support electronic attack requirements associated with ongoing counter-ISIL operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR).”

'Hook 41 Flight' - RM07 Atsugi route 2 depature(2). (8560759205)
By Ken H / @chippyho [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Five A-10s to remain in Philippines for flight operations over South China Sea

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced during his visit to the Philippines that five A-10s, three HH-60Gs and one MC-130H will remain in the country after Exercise Balikatan 2016 has concluded.

A-10’s from the 25th Fighter Group out of Osan Korea sit on the flight line of Clark Air Base, Philippines  after flying missions for Balikatan 2016, April 14 2016. (US Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Jackson)

A-10’s from the 25th Fighter Group out of Osan Korea sit on the flight line of Clark Air Base, Philippines after flying missions for Balikatan 2016, April 14 2016. (US Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Jackson)


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Russia Su-27 made a barrel-roll over RC-135U

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A U.S Air Force RC-135U flying over the Baltic Sea encounter an aggressive Russian Air Force Su-27 pilot who barrel-rolled his fighter over the top of the spy plane on Apr. 14.

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Photo: RAF/MOD [OGL], via Wikimedia Commons
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