Archive for January 15th, 2018

A second S-400 unit is now operational in Crimea

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Russia has declared that the 12th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment in Crimea is now operational with the S-400 air defense missile system.


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Five more PAC Super Mushshaks delivered to Nigeria

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Nigeria has taken delivery of five more Super Mushshaks from Pakistan on Jan. 14. The aircraft were delivered to Kaduna air base using a Il-76.

PAC Super Mushshak at Dubai Air Show 2017
By Mztourist (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Ohio ANG deploys 12 F-16s to Estonia

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Ohio Air National Guard has deployed 12 F-16s along with 300 airmen to Amari Air Base, Estonia on Jan. 14.

F-16s from the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, park on the ramp at Amari Air Base, Estonia, after arriving January 14th, 2018. The twelve F-16s are part of a theater security package that highlights the U.S.’s ability to deploy fighter aircraft in support of our partners and allies in the European theater, and around the world. (DoD photo by MC3 Cody Hendrix)

F-16s from the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, park on the ramp at Amari Air Base, Estonia, after arriving January 14th, 2018. The twelve F-16s are part of a theater security package that highlights the U.S.’s ability to deploy fighter aircraft in support of our partners and allies in the European theater, and around the world. (DoD photo by MC3 Cody Hendrix)


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USS Wasp arrives in Japan to replace USS Bonhomme Richard

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USS Wasp has completed its 28,400-mile journey from Norfolk to arrive in Japan on Jan. 14 as the next forward-deployed amphibious assault ship in 7th Fleet.

SASEBO, Japan (Jan. 14, 2018) The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrives at Fleet Activities Sasebo. Wasp, which has undergone significant upgrades to be able to land and launch the U.S. Marine Corp’s F-35B Join Strike Fighter, will replace USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship in 7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy hhoto by Capt. Thomas Shultz/Released)

SASEBO, Japan (Jan. 14, 2018) The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrives at Fleet Activities Sasebo. Wasp, which has undergone significant upgrades to be able to land and launch the U.S. Marine Corp’s F-35B Join Strike Fighter, will replace USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship in 7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Thomas Shultz/Released)


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Iranian Su-24 returns to service

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Iran has managed to restore a Su-24 fighter-bomber back to service after many years of grounding at Shiraz air base.

A Sukhoi Su-24MK of IRIAF flighting over Shiraz
By Shahram Sharifi (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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