Archive for July 30th, 2016

After an absence of 10 years, B-1Bs are returning to the Pacific

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The B-1B will soon be a common sight at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam as the Pacific Air Force is rotating out the B-52s and replace them with B-1s from Ellsworth Air Force Base, starting from Aug. 6.

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By United States Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Japan to upgrade PAC-3 with MSE interceptors for Olympics

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Japan’s MIM-104 PAC-3 air defense missile systems will be upgraded with Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors starting from next year in order to enhance the air defense coverage during the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

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GFDL, https://ja.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1595622

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Kazakhstan takes delivery of fifth C295

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Airbus has delivered the fifth of eight C295 transport aircraft ordered by Kazakhstan.

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Photo: Kazakhstan Ministry of Defense

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Upgraded IAF Mirage 2000 with indigenous weapons and avionics has flown

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A Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 upgraded by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd to the final operational clearance (FOC) configuration has flown for the first time.

IAF Mirage 2000 FOC
Photo: Indian Ministry of Defense
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RAF pilot is first to achieve 2,000 hours on Eurofighter

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Flt. Lt. Richard Watts with the Royal Air Force’s 29(Reserve) Squadron at RAF Coningsby is the first person to clock 2,000 flight hours on the Eurofighter.

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By Tim Felce (Airwolfhound) (Typhoon – RIAT 2005) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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