Archive for April 19th, 2016

China’s first batch of female JH-7 fighter pilots to graduate soon

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China will soon get its first batch of female JH-7 fighter pilots. The news report said they have completed 80 percent of their training so far.

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Afghan National Army launched its first ScanEagle

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The Afghan National Army has launched its first ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle. The first operational site is in Helmand and there will be a total of eight sites situated across the country.

A ScanEagle prepares for launch in Helmand, Afghanistan. ScanEagle systems provide the Afghan National Army with airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan’s ISR Capabilities Integration Cell is training, advising and assisting the Afghan National Army on how to best utilize this technology. The Helmand ScanEagle site is the first of eight in Afghanistan that will be operational in the next two and a half years. (U.S. military photo by Lt. Charity Edgar/Released)

A ScanEagle prepares for launch in Helmand, Afghanistan. ScanEagle systems provide the Afghan National Army with airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan’s ISR Capabilities Integration Cell is training, advising and assisting the Afghan National Army on how to best utilize this technology. The Helmand ScanEagle site is the first of eight in Afghanistan that will be operational in the next two and a half years. (U.S. military photo by Lt. Charity Edgar/Released)

U.S. Army carried out successful dual engagement flight test using IBCS

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The U.S. Army carried out a successful dual engagement flight test of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) on Apr. 8.


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Watch Il-76 airdrop food packages over Syria from a Su-30SM

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The Russian military has been using the Il-76 to airdrop food and medicine packages over the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor. One of the latest airdrop shows Su-30SM fighters providing escort to the cargo plane.

USMC KC-130Js refuel Spanish Hornets from 462 Squadron for the first time

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Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornets with 462 Squadron fly in formation during an air-to-air refuel mission with a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa, Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar. 29, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and Spanish airmen conducted air-to-air refueling missions in order to enhance crisis response readiness and help build relationships between the two militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole/Released)

Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornets with 462 Squadron fly in formation during an air-to-air refuel mission with a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa, Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar. 29, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and Spanish airmen conducted air-to-air refueling missions in order to enhance crisis response readiness and help build relationships between the two militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole/Released)

Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornets with 462 Squadron maintain formation during an air-to-air refuel mission with a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa, Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar. 29, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and Spanish airmen conducted air-to-air refueling missions in order to enhance crisis response readiness and help build relationships between the two militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole/Released)

Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornets with 462 Squadron maintain formation during an air-to-air refuel mission with a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa, Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar. 29, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and Spanish airmen conducted air-to-air refueling missions in order to enhance crisis response readiness and help build relationships between the two militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole/Released)

Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornets with 462 Squadron wait to be refueled during an air-to-air refuel mission with a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa, Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar. 29, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and Spanish airmen conducted air-to-air refueling missions in order to enhance crisis response readiness and help build relationships between the two militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole/Released)

Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornets with 462 Squadron wait to be refueled during an air-to-air refuel mission with a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa, Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar. 29, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and Spanish airmen conducted air-to-air refueling missions in order to enhance crisis response readiness and help build relationships between the two militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole/Released)

A Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornet with 462 Squadron receives fuel from a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa during an aerial refuel mission, Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar. 29, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and Spanish airmen conducted air-to-air refueling missions in order to enhance crisis response readiness and help build relationships between the two militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole/Released)

A Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornet with 462 Squadron receives fuel from a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa during an aerial refuel mission, Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar. 29, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and Spanish airmen conducted air-to-air refueling missions in order to enhance crisis response readiness and help build relationships between the two militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole/Released)

A Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornet with 462 Squadron breaks off after receiving fuel from a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa during an aerial refuel mission, Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar. 29, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and Spanish airmen conducted air-to-air refueling missions in order to enhance crisis response readiness and help build relationships between the two militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole/Released)

A Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornet with 462 Squadron breaks off after receiving fuel from a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa during an aerial refuel mission, Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar. 29, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and Spanish airmen conducted air-to-air refueling missions in order to enhance crisis response readiness and help build relationships between the two militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole/Released)

A Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornet with 462 Squadron receives fuel from a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa during an aerial refuel mission, Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar. 29, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and Spanish airmen conducted air-to-air refueling missions in order to enhance crisis response readiness and help build relationships between the two militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole/Released)

A Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornet with 462 Squadron receives fuel from a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa during an aerial refuel mission, Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar. 29, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and Spanish airmen conducted air-to-air refueling missions in order to enhance crisis response readiness and help build relationships between the two militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole/Released)

A Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornet with 462 Squadron prepares to receive fuel during an air-to-air refuel mission with a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa, Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar. 29, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and Spanish airmen conducted air-to-air refueling missions in order to enhance crisis response readiness and help build relationships between the two militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole/Released)

A Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornet with 462 Squadron prepares to receive fuel during an air-to-air refuel mission with a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa, Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar. 29, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and Spanish airmen conducted air-to-air refueling missions in order to enhance crisis response readiness and help build relationships between the two militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole/Released)

Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornets with 462 Squadron approach in formation during an air-to-air refuel mission with a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa, Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar. 29, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and Spanish airmen conducted air-to-air refueling missions in order to enhance crisis response readiness and help build relationships between the two militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole/Released)

Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornets with 462 Squadron approach in formation during an air-to-air refuel mission with a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa, Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar. 29, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and Spanish airmen conducted air-to-air refueling missions in order to enhance crisis response readiness and help build relationships between the two militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole/Released)

U.S. Marine Corps KC-130Js with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa carried out the first mid-air refueling training exercise with Spanish Air Force Hornets in Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar. 29.

A Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornet with 462 Squadron refuels during an air-to-air refuel mission with a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa, Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar. 29, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and Spanish airmen conducted air-to-air refueling missions in order to enhance crisis response readiness and help build relationships between the two militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole/Released)

A Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornet with 462 Squadron refuels during an air-to-air refuel mission with a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa, Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar. 29, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and Spanish airmen conducted air-to-air refueling missions in order to enhance crisis response readiness and help build relationships between the two militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole/Released)


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