Archive for August 30th, 2017

Vixen 500E chosen for IAR-99 TD

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Romania has decided to equip its IAR-99 TD jet with Leonardo’s Vixen 500E AESA radar. National Institute for Aerospace Research “Elie Carafoli” (INCAS) will integrate the radar on a Romanian Air Force IAR-99 Soim (prototype no. 7003).

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48th Fighter Wing deploys 7 F-15Cs to Lithuania

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Seven F-15Cs from the 48th Fighter Wing left Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Aug. 29 for Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania.

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Photo: U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John A. Crawford
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Second round of B61-12 qualification flight tests

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The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration announced on Aug. 28 that two qualification flight tests of B61-12 gravity bombs were carried out at Tonopah Test Range, Nevada on Aug. 28.

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Photo: NNSA
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The F-15E pilot who shot down an Iranian drone over Syria

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A story by Reuters has revealed the identity of the U.S. Air Force F-15E pilot who shot down a Iranian Shahed 129 drone over Syria on Jun. 8.

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Photo: USAF
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Watch F-15Ks drop Mk-84s

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Four Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) F-15K fighter-bombers drop a total of eight Mk-84 2,000lb bombs at the Pilseung Range in the eastern province of Gangwon on Aug. 29.


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