Archive for July 13th, 2017

RCAF to forge flying wings using aluminum from wreckage of Halifax bomber

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A Halifax bomber LW682 was shot down on May 13, 1944 in Belgium, the wreckage was recovered in 1997 and the Royal Canadian Air Force has decided to use eight ingots of aluminum that had been cast from the melted down aircraft for “full wing” flying badges.

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“It’s my intent . . . to use some of this metal from the 426 Halifax and put it in the new wings we’re creating for the Royal Canadian Air Force,” commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Lieutenant-General Mike Hood said.

Romania cleared to buy Patriot air defense missile system

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The U.S. State Department has cleared the Foreign Military Sale case of Patriot air defense missile system to Romania. Congress was informed on the decision on Jul. 10.

U.S. Army Soldiers, with the 5th Battalion 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, stage “Patriot” missile defense systems for a “Patriot Shock” exercise in Capu Midia, Romania on November 4, 2016. The weeklong exercise tests the unit’s quick response deployment readiness and increases joint interoperability with “Patriot” missile systems and their Romanian partners. (DoD News photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball)

U.S. Army Soldiers, with the 5th Battalion 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, stage “Patriot” missile defense systems for a “Patriot Shock” exercise in Capu Midia, Romania on November 4, 2016. The weeklong exercise tests the unit’s quick response deployment readiness and increases joint interoperability with “Patriot” missile systems and their Romanian partners. (DoD News photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball)


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Bangladesh Air Force Yak-130 crashes

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The Bangladesh Air Force lost a Yak-130 advanced jet trainer on Jul. 10. The Inter Services Public Relation Directorate said both pilots ejected safely.

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