Archive for August 5th, 2017

A400M appears at Mobility Guardian for first time

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Mobility Guardian – Air Mobility Command’s premier exercise – will have the Airbus A400M participating for the first time this year.

A Royal Air Force airman prepares an A400M Atlas for takeoff Aug. 3, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The A400 has been in service with the RAF since 2014. More than 3,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and international partners converged on the state of Washington in support of Mobility Guardian. The exercise is intended to test the abilities of the Mobility Air Forces to execute rapid global mobility missions in dynamic, contested environments. Mobility Guardian is Air Mobility Command's premier exercise, providing an opportunity for the Mobility Air Forces to train with joint and international partners in airlift, air refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erin McClellan)

A Royal Air Force airman prepares an A400M Atlas for takeoff Aug. 3, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The A400 has been in service with the RAF since 2014. More than 3,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and international partners converged on the state of Washington in support of Mobility Guardian. The exercise is intended to test the abilities of the Mobility Air Forces to execute rapid global mobility missions in dynamic, contested environments. Mobility Guardian is Air Mobility Command’s premier exercise, providing an opportunity for the Mobility Air Forces to train with joint and international partners in airlift, air refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erin McClellan)


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Israel evaluating F-35B

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Flight Global reports that Israel is taking a serious look at buying the F-35B STOVL variant or an advanced version of the F-15.

F-35B at Edwards AFB in July 2014
By U.S. Navy photo/Released [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Romania signs letter of intent for Bell attack helicopters

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Romania’s Defense Minister Adrian Tutuianu has signed a letter of intent seeking price and availability of Bell attack helicopter with the Pentagon.

15th MEU takes to the skies 151130-M-GC438-251
By Sgt. Jamean Berry [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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USAF orders two 747-8s for conversion into Air Force One

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The U.S. Air Force announced on Aug. 4 that it had ordered two commercial 747-8 aircraft for future modifications into Air Force One.

Boeing 747-8I render in flight
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Air France modifies flight paths after close encounter with North Korean ICBM

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Air France has confirmed to France 24 that it is expanding its “non-flyover area around North Korea” after one of its Boeing 777 airline came within 100 km from the splashdown point of a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile in the Sea of Japan on Jul. 28.


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