Archive for April 26th, 2017

USAF to launch unarmed Minuteman III ICBM today

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U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command will carry out an operational test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile on Apr. 26.

An unarmed U.S. Air Force LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 17, 2013 131217-F-MO145-001
By A1C Yvonne Morales [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Patrouille Suisse to perform in Czech Republic for first time

Posted in Air Force, Airshow on April 26th, 2017 by alert5 – 1 Comment

The Swiss Air Force aerobatics team Patrouille Suisse will bring their F-5Es to the Czech Republic for the first time next month.

Patrouille Suisse Northrop F-5E Tiger II ILA Berlin 2016 13
Julian Herzog [GFDL or CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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South Korea to acquire two more early warning radars

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Seoul is seeking two acquire two more early warning radars to supplement the current two EL/M-2080 Green Pine radars.


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URS to maintain Taiwan’s F-16s at Luke AFB till 2023

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The Pentagon disclosed on Apr. 25 that URS Federal Services has been awarded a $65 million contract to maintain Taiwan’s F-16s deployed at Luke Air Force Base.

General Dynamics F-16A '93-708 - LF' & '93-711 - 21FS - LF' (13914850295)
Alan Wilson [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Watch F-35As deploy to Estonia for the first time

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Two F-35As and a KC-135 arrived at Ă„mari Air Base, Estonia on Apr. 25 for the type’s first deployment to the country.


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