Archive for April 17th, 2017

Nigeria has taken delivery of two Mi-35Ms

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Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce (NAF), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, told the media on Apr. 14 that two Mi-35M attack helicopters have been delivered and will be inducted into operations soon.

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First woman team member for Patrulla Águila

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The Spanish Air Force’s Patrulla Águila aerobatic team now has its first female team member, Capt. Rosa María García-Malea.

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Photo: Spanish Air Force

Patrouille de France’s flight over San Francisco Bay spooked residents

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French Air Force aerobatic team Patrouille de France flew a photo flight over San Francisco Bay on Apr. 16 and many residents were concern with the overflight.

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A-10 crash twenty-years ago remains unsolved

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Twenty-years ago on Apr. 2, 1997, Capt. Craig D. Button was killed when his A-10 jet flew off course by 800 miles and crashed into Gold Dust Peak in Colorado. Till this day, the exact cause of the crash remains a mystery.

A-10s of the 355th Fighter Wing over Arizona
By USAF [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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South Korea to decide on M-SAM’s operational clearance next month

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The Korea Herald reports that South Korea will decide next month whether to declare that the testing of its M-SAM has been completed and the air defense missile system is operational.

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