Archive for May 12th, 2017

Fulcrum in Egyptian Air Force markings

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F-15SG drops GBU-31 for first time

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Republic of Singapore Air Force F-15SGs deployed to Hill Air Force Base for Combat Hammer have dropped the GBU-31 for the first time.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier/Released

UAE to buy 160 PAC-3 and GEM-T missiles

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A possible Foreign Military Sale of 160 PAC-3 and GEM-T missiles to United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been cleared by the U.S. State Department.

MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile system launcher
By Robert Barney, U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Last B-52 gunner to retire

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Chief Master Sgt. Rob Wellbaum is the last B-52 gunner in active service and he will retire today at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Chief Master Sgt. Rob Wellbaum, 15th Operations Group superintendent, and his family pose in front of a KC-10 Extender.  (Courtesy Photo)

Chief Master Sgt. Rob Wellbaum, 15th Operations Group superintendent, and his family pose in front of a KC-10 Extender. (Courtesy Photo)


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India has test-fired SPYDER

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India has test-fired its newly-acquired SPYDER air defense missile system at the Integrated Test Range on May 11.

Rafael SPYDER SAM System
By Pritishp333 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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