U.S. deploys 2 MQ-1s to Latvia

Posted in Air Force, UAV on September 1st, 2015 Be the first to comment

Two MQ-1s from the 147th Reconnaissance Wing are currently at Lielvarde Air Base in Latvia for a training exercise. This is the first time the U.S. military has deployed drones in Latvia.

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By U.S. Air Force photo by Lt Col Leslie Pratt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Swedish Gripens shadow Russian Tu-22Ms, Su-27s off its coast

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The Swedish Air Force dispatch its Gripen fighters to shadow two Russian Tu-22Ms and two Su-27s flying east of the island of Gotland on Aug. 31.

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By Aktug Ates [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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USMC KC-130J refuels Spanish Eurofighters

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A USMC C-130J crew with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa coordinated an aerial refueling mission with five Spanish Air Force Eurofighters on Aug. 13.

US Marines fuel Spanish fighters mid-flight
U.S. Marine Corps photos by Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy
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Watch 2 F-22s arriving in Poland

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Two F-22s, along with four F-16s and a C-130 from the U.S. Air Force, arrived at Łask Air Base, Poland on Aug. 31.

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Photo: Filip Modrzejewski

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Thailand fired ESSM from its Chinese-made Type 053 frigate for first time

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The Royal Thai Navy has successfully test fired its newly acquired Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) from HTMS Naresuan during Exercise CARAT 2015 on Aug. 30.

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Photos: Royal Thai Navy

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Taiwan’s report on China military says Beijing will declare ADIZ over South China Sea; building 2 aircraft carriers

Posted in Air Defense, Navy on August 31st, 2015 Be the first to comment

Taiwan’s military submitted its latest report on China’s military to the legislative body today. The report said China will declare an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the South China Sea once it has completed building its military facilities in the Spratly Islands.

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By CIA. Cropped and Flags added by Estarapapax. (Central Intelligence Agency.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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IAF chief says Rafale deal in final stages

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Speaking to reporters after delivering a lecture on Aug. 29, Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Rahal, said discussion on purchase of 36 Rafale fighters is in its “final stages”.

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By Konstantin von Wedelstaedt [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons

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Denel Seeker 400 has entered production

Posted in Industry, UAV on August 31st, 2015 Be the first to comment

Denel has started the production of its Seeker 400 unmanned aerial vehicle for a local customer after wrapping up the flight test program.

A Seeker 400 drone, manufactured by South African company Denel Dynamics, flies over Cape Town Stadium.
By Times Asi [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Saab offers Erieye to Indonesia

Posted in Air Defense, Air Force on August 30th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Saab is willing to sell its Erieye airborne early warning technology to Indonesia.

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By Alan D R Brown [GFDL or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

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Nigerian Air Force Do 228 crashed

Posted in Air Force on August 30th, 2015 Be the first to comment

A Nigerian Air Force Do 228 transport aircraft crashed on Aug. 29 in Kaduna. The aircraft, NAF030, is said to have hit a house.

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Photo: Olatunji Obasa
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