Archive for August 3rd, 2017

Verba MANPADS destroys drone over Damascus

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A drone operated by Jabhat al-Nusra over Damascus, Syria is said to have been shot down by a Russia 9K333 Verba Man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS) team.

World’s last operational T-33s retired in Bolivia

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Jul. 31 saw the world’s last operational T-33s jet trainers being retired by the Bolivian Air Force. Bolivian president Evo Morales was the guest of honor for the retirement ceremony at Grupo Aéreo de Caza 31.

T-33 Boliviano
By Mateo33 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

RAF Eurofighter practice scramble at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania

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A Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter detachment deployed to Romania as part of NATO’s Southern Air Policing mission demonstrates the scrambling of the fighter at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base.


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Philippine AirAsia is now airline affiliate of Philippine Air Force Reserve Command

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Philippine AirAsia has sign a Memorandum of Agreement with the Philippine Air Force (PAF) as an airline affiliate of PAF Reserve Command.

Airbus A320-216, AirAsia Philippines JP7528474
By Aldo Bidini [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Pakistan sending 19 aircraft to China for exercise

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The bilateral air exercise between the air forces of China and Pakistan will send the latter dispatching 19 aircraft to China, Pakistan’s Defense Attaché to China disclosed.

JF-17 background Mirage 5 ROSE foreground
By x_man [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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