Archive for April 14th, 2017

HMS Ocean could be sold to Brazil

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Media outlets in Brazil and U.K. are reporting that the British is in talks to sell helicopter carrier HMS Ocean to Brazil for $100 million.

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Photo: LA(Phot) Bernie Henesy/MOD [OGL], via Wikimedia Commons
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F-16 drops an inert B61-12 nuclear bomb

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Separation testing of the B61-12 nuclear bomb has started on the F-16 platform. An F-16 from the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron released an inert bomb at the Nellis Test and Training Range Complex on Mar. 14.

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U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen
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North Korea missiles’ key components came from China

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A U.N. expert team has concluded that parts needed to make North Korea’s missiles and rockets work are supplied by firms from China.

North Korean Unha-3 rocket at launch pad
By Sungwon Baik / VOA (North Korea Rocket Launch – Photo Galleries) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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GBU-43/B destroys ISIS-K tunnel complex in Afghanistan

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The first combat employment of the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb has taken place in Afghanistan on Apr. 13.

MOABtest
By U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Mi-35M for Mali

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It has emerged that Mali has placed an order for the Mi-35M attack helicopter. This photo was taken last month at Rostvertol plant in Rostov-on-Don.