Archive for September 23rd, 2017

Air-to-air missiles at JASDF Komatsu Airbase found damaged

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The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) disclosed on Sept. 21 that an unspecific number of air-to-air missiles were found damaged at Komatsu airbase in March this year.

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By Christopher Boitz, U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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VPAF aces in San Diego for reunion with American pilots

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The second reunion of former American and Vietnamese fighter pilots took place in San Diego this week. Vietnam aces Lt. Gen. Nguyen Duc Soat and retired Senior Col. Nguyen Van Bay were among those who attended.

Luu Huy Chao & Le Hai

Germany to lift grounding of Tiger

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The German military authorities have said they would allow the Airbus Helicopters Tiger attack helicopter to resume flights after a deadly crash in Mali.

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By Alan Lebeda [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Combat-coded F-16s depart Hill AFB

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The last six combat-coded F-16s depart Hill Air Force Base for good on Sept. 21, bringing an end to 38 years of operational F-16s at Hill.

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U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw
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