Archive for September 8th, 2017

France withdraws Rafale from Belgian competition, offering it as part of military partnership

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Belgium’s tender to replace its F-16s ended on Sept. 7 and France did not submit its offer to sell the Rafale. Instead, the French government offered the jet to Belgium as part of a military partnership that goes beyond the supply of weapons.

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By Tim Felce (Airwolfhound) (Rafale – RIAT 2013) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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RSAF F-16s arrived at Ohakea, New Zealand

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France’s first A330 MRTT has flown

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Airbus Defence and Space announced on Sept. 7 that the first A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) for France has made its maiden flight that day.

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Photo: Airbus
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Promotional video for Sosna Tracked Air Defense Missile System

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Watch four THAAD launchers being deployed in Seongju, South Korea

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The last four THAAD launchers arrived at a former golf course near Seongju City, South Korea on Sept. 7.