Archive for March 8th, 2017

VAQ-130 Zappers Cruise 2016

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Indian Navy retiring Tu-142

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The Indian Navy will retire its Tu-142 long-range maritime patrol aircraft on Mar. 29, Times of India reports. The sundown ceremony is to be held at INS Rajali in Arakkonam.

IN317 (13992232974)
By Alec Wilson from Hampton-in-Arden, UK (IN317) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Iran successfully tested anti-ship ballistic missile

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Iran is reported to have test-fired two anti-ship ballistic missiles – based on the Fateh-110 – over the weekend and one missile managed to hit a floating barge from 155 miles away.

Fateh-110-new-TEL
By M-ATF, from military.ir and iranmilitaryforum.net [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Germany plans to buy MQ-4C

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Germany will purchase three MQ-4Cs, according to Sueddeutsche Zeitung. The move comes after Berlin canceled a plan for the Euro Hawk in 2013.

MQ-4C Triton flight testing
By Alex Evers (http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnavy/8906719846/) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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A-29 crashes in South Georgia

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A A-29A from the 81st Fighter Squadron crashed in a residential area in South Georgia on Mar. 6. Two pilots aboard ejected successfully.

Super Tucano at Moody
By USA Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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