Archive for June 14th, 2017

Trump getting his first wall; at Palm Beach airport

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The authorities at Palm Beach International Airport is coming up with a permanent wall around the southern perimeter of the airport in order to shield Air Force One from prying eyes when President Trump is in town.

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By Alec Wilson [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Bangladesh signs contract for 5 Mi-171Sh

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Bangladesh Air Force’s Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operation & Training) Air Vice Marshal M Naim Hassan sign a contract with Rosoboronexport for five Mi-171Sh helicopters on Jun. 13.

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Pilot error in Swiss F/A-18 crash

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The Swiss military has determined that the pilot of a F/A-18 that crashed in France back in 2015 was to be blame for the incident.

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By Yannick Bammert (_DSC9567.jpg) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Germany withdraws P-3C detachment in Djibouti

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A German P-3C detachment in Djibouti has ended its deployment there. The aircraft along with 85 personnel are part of Germany’s contribution to the EU NAVFOR mission there.

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Photo: EU NAVFOR
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Boeing MSA is dead

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Jane’s has gotten confirmation from Boeing that its Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) has been axed from the company’s portfolio.

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By MilborneOne (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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