Archive for November 1st, 2017

Turkmenistan parades its S-125-2BM air defense missile system

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A military parade was held in Ashgabat on Oct. 27 to mark Turkmenistan’s 26th independence day. The Belarus-made S-125-2BM air defense missile system was shown to the public for the first time.

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Screen-grab from YouTube video


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Iran’s Najm-802 phase-array antenna came from Armenia

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Armenia’s Yerevan Scientific Research Institute of Communications (YerNIISS) has been identified as the source that supplied the phase-array antenna for Iran’s Najm-802 radar.

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Indian Navy cleared to buy 111 naval utility helicopters

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The Indian Navy has been given the green light to buy 111 naval utility helicopters for its air arm. The budget allocated is $3.3 billion.

Indian HAL Chetak landing on USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) in July 2014
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alonzo M. Archer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Fort Rucker retires its last OH-58A

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The U.S. Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker, Alabama has retired its last OH-58A on Oct. 17 and the rotorcraft is now with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.

The Aviation Center Logistics Command’s senior aircraft equipment specialist Steven Gatto, second from left, hands over the keys to the last flyable OH-58A Kiowa aircraft at Fort Rucker, Alabama, to Sgt. Randy Phillips at the Aviation Division of the Crown Point, Indiana, Lake County Sheriff's Department. The Kiowa departed Fort Rucker’s Shell Army Airfield on Oct. 17 for its new law enforcement mission with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. With them are the department’s chief pilot Olaf Tessarzyk, at left, and crew chief Jamieson Hicks. (Courtesy Photo)

The Aviation Center Logistics Command’s senior aircraft equipment specialist Steven Gatto, second from left, hands over the keys to the last flyable OH-58A Kiowa aircraft at Fort Rucker, Alabama, to Sgt. Randy Phillips at the Aviation Division of the Crown Point, Indiana, Lake County Sheriff’s Department. The Kiowa departed Fort Rucker’s Shell Army Airfield on Oct. 17 for its new law enforcement mission with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. With them are the department’s chief pilot Olaf Tessarzyk, at left, and crew chief Jamieson Hicks. (Courtesy Photo)

Watch the E-2D receive fuel in mid-air for the first time

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The E-2D successfully carried out its first mid-air refueling on Jul. 14, Northrop Grumman announced on Oct. 31.


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