Archive for July 27th, 2017

First fighters, now India wants to land cargo planes on expressway

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The Indian Air Force is planning its third road runway exercise on a stretch of Agra-Lucknow Expressway this October. Unlikely the past two exercises, this time the service will attempt to land its transport aircraft on the expressway.

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Photo: Indian Ministry of Defense

Macron has offered to donate 31 Jaguars to India

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French daily Le Point has confirmed that President Emmanuel Macron intends to donate 31 ex-French Air Force Jaguar fighters to India.

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By DoD photo by: TSGT MIKE BUYTAS, USAF ([1]) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Indonesia plans to buy 11 Su-35s, looking at Chinese drones

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Indonesia’s Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu told reporters after a cabinet meeting on military procurement that Jakarta plans to buy 11 Su-35 fighters.

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By Dmitry Terekhov from Odintsovo, Russian Federation (Sukhoi Su-35S) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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B-52 testers complete leaflet bomb drops

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The 419th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base recently validated the ability to drop the PDU-5/B leaflet bomb from the B-52 bomber.

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550th Fighter Squadron activated to train F-15C pilots

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The Detachment 2, 56th Operations Group at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon has been activated as the 550th Fighter Squadron on Jul. 21. Its mission is to train F-15C fighter pilots.

An Airman from the 550th Fighter Squadron reveals the new squadron patch during an activation ceremony, July 21, 2017, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The active duty Air Force detachment based out of the Kingsley Field, previously known as Detachment 2, is now officially designated as the 550th Fighter Squadron. 550th Fighter Squadron members will continue to fall under the command of the 56th Operations Group at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)

An Airman from the 550th Fighter Squadron reveals the new squadron patch during an activation ceremony, July 21, 2017, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The active duty Air Force detachment based out of the Kingsley Field, previously known as Detachment 2, is now officially designated as the 550th Fighter Squadron. 550th Fighter Squadron members will continue to fall under the command of the 56th Operations Group at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)