Archive for March 10th, 2017

23rd Bomb Squadron deploying to Middle East

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B-52s from the 23rd Bomb Squadron at Minot Air Force Base will be heading towards the Middle East soon, Minot Daily News reported.

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By English: Master Sgt. Lance Cheung, U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Israel will likely buy a squadron of F-15s

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Israel is likely to place an order with Boeing for a squadron of F-15s and these jets will be more advance than those sold to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Globes has reported.

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Graphic: Boeing
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Russia to upgrade four Su-27s to Su-35s

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Russia will take delivery of 10 new Su-35s this year and four Su-27s will be upgraded to the Su-35 configuration, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov disclosed during a visit to the Komsomolsk-on-Amur plant.

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By Dmitry Terekhov from Odintsovo, Russian Federation (Sukhoi Su-35S) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

RAND’s assessment on key A-10C missions

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U.S. think tank RAND has, in compliance with a congressional directive in the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016, completed its assessment of the range of missions assigned to the A-10C attack jet.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Missy Sterling
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Romanian F-16s now certified to refuel from USAF KC-135s

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The Romanian Air Force’s F-16 fleet carried out its first aerial refueling with a U.S. Air Force KC-135 on Feb. 28. The pilots are now certified to refuel from all USAF KC-135s.

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U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton