Archive for July 13th, 2017

USAF Thunderbirds, F-22s will be at forefront of Bastille Day flyover

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France will mark the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I on Bastille Day tomorrow and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and F-22s will be participating at the flyover, right behind Patrouille de France.

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Thai PM defends T-50TH deal

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Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has been forced to defend a deal to buy eight more KAI T-50TH advanced jet trainers from South Korea.

T-50 Golden Eagle Demo flight (12201853846)
By Korea Aerospace Industries (T-50 Golden Eagle Demo flight) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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USMC KC-130T that crashed in Mississippi had emergency at cruise altitude

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More details have emerged on the crash of a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130T into a soybean field in Mississippi on Jul. 10. The aircraft, BuNo. 16500, suffered an emergency at cruise altitude, said Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James, commander of the Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve.

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By Maj. Paul Greenberg [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Steel cutting for Italian Navy’s LHD

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A steel cutting ceremony for the Italian Navy’s new multipurpose amphibious unit (LHD) was held at Fincantieri‚Äôs shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia on Jul. 12.

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Photo: Fincantieri
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India to participate in Exercise Blue Flag in Israel

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This year’s iteration of Exercise Blue Flag at Uvda Air Base, Israel will see a contingent from the Indian Air Force participating for the first time.

Blue Flag 2015: Strengthening alliances in the air
Photo: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv
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