Archive for September 27th, 2017

Lawmakers question why new Air Force One lacks aerial refueling capability

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford was asked during Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on why the Pentagon decided to omit aerial refueling capability from the new Air Force One – based on the Boeing 747-8.

Boeing 747-8I render in flight
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Latest paint scheme for Egypt’s MiG-29M/M2s

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The Egyptian Air Force has switched to a new paint scheme for the MiG-29M/M2s it ordered. This new paint job was spotted at RAC MiGs production plant at Lukhovitsy.

Angola’s Su-30K

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Dmitriy Berdasov’s photo essay on his visit to the 558th Air Repair Plant in Baranavichy, Belarus has revealed Angola’s Su-30K.

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South Korea to buy more T-50s

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South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration disclosed on Sept. 25 that Seoul intends to buy more KAI T-50s in 2019.

2014.10.8 공군 FA-50 Republic of Korea Air Force (15361855407)
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