Archive for December 11th, 2017

SAAF Oryx crash-lands on highway

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A South African Air Force (SAAF) Oryx helicopter crash-landed along the N1 highway near the Huguenot Tunnel on Dec. 10.

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Photo: City of Cape Town
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Japan’s Defense Ministry seeks additional $6.4 million for Aegis Ashore

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Japan’s Defense Ministry has requested an additional $6.4 million in fiscal 2018’s budget for the Aegis Ashore program.

Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Complex Romania
By Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Complex Romania) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Qatar signs contract for 24 Eurofighters

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Qatar has signed a contract to buy 24 Eurofighters. The agreement was signed by the Qatar and British governments in Doha on Dec. 10.

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Photo: Royal Air Force
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UH-1Y and MH-60S support to Lilac Fire

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UH-1Ys from HMLA-267 and MH-60Ss from HSC-3 and HSC-21 are providing aerial firefighting support to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to fight the Lilac Fire in Southern California.


Video: DVIDS

KC-390 undergoing cross-wind landing trials at Scottsbluff airport

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An airport in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska is playing host to the Embraer KC-390 as the medium-size, twin-engine military transport is there for cross-wind landing testing.

KC-390 em voo no interior de São Paulo
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