Archive for April 24th, 2016

USS Donald Cook gets buzzed again in Baltic Sea

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160422-N-TC720-480  BALTIC SEA (April 22, 2016) A U.S. Navy P-3 Orion aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 comes alongside USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) as part of a U.S.-Sweden bi-lateral naval exercise meant to enhance interoperability between the two nations. Donald Cook, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain is operating in the Baltic Sea as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve in order to assure allies of our shared commitment and to build interoperability toward peace and stability in the Baltic region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mat Murch/Released)

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BALTIC SEA (April 22, 2016) A U.S. Navy P-3 Orion aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 comes alongside USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) as part of a U.S.-Sweden bi-lateral naval exercise meant to enhance interoperability between the two nations. Donald Cook, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain is operating in the Baltic Sea as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve in order to assure allies of our shared commitment and to build interoperability toward peace and stability in the Baltic region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mat Murch/Released)

U.S. Army’s MML firing the Tamir interceptor

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The U.S. Army’s Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) fired the Tamir interceptor on Apr. 14 and the missile successfully destroyed a UAV target.

Tamir MML
Photo: John A. Hamilton
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Finmeccanica demonstrates Mode 5 Reverse-IFF

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An Italian Air Force Tranche 1 Eurofighter has demonstrated the type’s ability to use its on board IFF (Identification Friend-Foe) system to scan for friendly ground vehicles.

Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon S MM7280 (cn IS012) full AB takeoff (21902983170)
By Gian Marco Anzellotti from Roma, Italia [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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ANG F-15s at Frisian Flag 2016 in Netherlands

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The F-15s from two Air Nation Guard units that were recently deployed to Europe have just completed Exercise Frisian Flag 2016 at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands.

U.S. Air Force and Massachusetts Air National Guard crew chief marshals an F-15C Eagle aircraft during Frisian Flag 2016. The Royal Netherlands Air Force exercise is designed to foster military cooperation between participating nations and these types of exchanges help establish trust and relationships, April 21, 2016.

U.S. Air Force and Massachusetts Air National Guard crew chief marshals an F-15C Eagle aircraft during Frisian Flag 2016. The Royal Netherlands Air Force exercise is designed to foster military cooperation between participating nations and these types of exchanges help establish trust and relationships, April 21, 2016.


Photos: USAF
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