RAF in talks to replenish stocks of Paveway IV

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The British military is in talks with Raytheon UK for a new oder of Paveway IV bombs in order to replenish the stocks used in Iraq.

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New vice commander for ACC

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Maj. Gen. Jerry D. Harris Jr. has been selected as the new vice commander for Air Combat Command. An F-16 pilot with more than 3,000 hours, Harris also flew the MiG-21 and MiG-29.

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Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for project on remaining American aces

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Author Peter Collier and documentary photographer Nick Del Calzo have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their coffee-table book on America’s remaining fighter aces.

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Cathay Pacific A340 diverted to RNZAF base for seven hours due to weather

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A Cathay Pacific Airbus A340-300 had to be diverted to Ohakea Air Force base for seven hours as bad weather prevented the airliner from landing at Auckland.

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Prince Harry flies Tiger attack helicopter

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Captain Harry Wales flew the Tiger attack helicopter with the Australian Army’s 1st Aviation Regiment, Darwin, Northern Territory.

Captain Wales prepares for flight on an Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger with the Australian Army’s 1st Aviation Regiment, Darwin, Northern Territory.

Captain Wales prepares for flight on an Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger with the Australian Army’s 1st Aviation Regiment, Darwin, Northern Territory.

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Locklear: Chinese reclamation works in South China Sea could lead to new ADIZ

Posted in Air Defense on April 19th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, Adm. Samuel Locklear, told Congress that China’s may be able to enforce a Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over South China Sea once reclamation works on islands it occupied there are completed.

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56th Fighter Wing deploys 10 F-35As to Nellis

Posted in Air Force on April 18th, 2015 Be the first to comment

The 56th Fighter Wing deployed ten of its F-35As to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada for two weeks.

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Irkut delivered two Su-30SM fighters to Kazakhstan

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Irkut announced it has delivered two Su-30SM fighters to Kazakhstan. The jets are currently in the city of Taldykorgan.

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Watch U.S. Marines launch a Switchblade UAV from the ramp of a MV-22

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By Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy (https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1601355) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Boeing working on a Harpoon Next Generation

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Boeing is looking at a new Harpoon Next Generation anti-ship missile that will have its range double from 67 nm to 134 nm.

USS Fletcher (DD-992) launching RGM-84 Harpoon
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