Egypt to place order for 46 MiG-29s

Posted in Air Force, Industry on May 25th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Russian newspaper Vedomosti says Egypt is expected to place an order for 46 MiG-29 fighters.

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Hungarian Gripen crash not technical fault

Posted in Air Force on May 24th, 2015 Be the first to comment

The lost of a Hungarian JAS-39D fighter at Časlav, Czech Republic, was not due to any technical problem, Czech Defense Minister Martin Stropnický told reporters.

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RAAF to take delivery of first P-8A this year

Posted in Air Force on May 24th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Australia will take delivery of its first of eight P-8As later this year.

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Did Israel offer the Iron Dome to Saudi Arabia?

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on May 24th, 2015 Be the first to comment

A London-based Arab newspaper reported that Israel conveyed a proposal to provide Saudi Arabia with Iron Dome missile defense system via American diplomats.

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167th Airlift Wing retires its last C-5A

Posted in Air Force on May 23rd, 2015 Be the first to comment

The 167th Airlift Wing said goodbye to its last C-5A strategic airlifter on May 19. It will transition to the C-17.

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40th anniversary of VPAF’s 935 Fighter Jet Regiment

Posted in Air Force on May 23rd, 2015 Be the first to comment

Vietnam daily Tuoi Tre was allowed to visit the Vietnam People’s Air Force (VPAF) 935 Fighter Jet Regiment as the unit marked its 40th anniversary.

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B-52s to simulate laying mines off Swedish coast next month

Posted in Uncategorized on May 23rd, 2015 1 Comment

A pair of B-52 bombers will appear near Ravlunda on the Swedish east coast on Jun. 13 and simulate laying mines.

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Colombia Air Force shows video of executive jet crashing while smuggling cocaine

Posted in Air Force on May 23rd, 2015 Be the first to comment

A Hawk 600 crashed into the Caribbean Sea while evading interception by the Colombia Air Force on May 20. The business jet was reportedly carrying a ton of cocaine.

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China tried to jam Global Hawk that was flying over South China Sea

Posted in Air Force, UAV on May 23rd, 2015 Be the first to comment

China has made attempts to jam the signals of the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft whilst it was operating over South China Sea.

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South Korea’s purchase of AW-159 under scrutiny

Posted in Navy on May 23rd, 2015 Be the first to comment

A joint South Korean governmental investigation team has accused three Navy officers of falsifying the evaluation report for the AW-159 naval helicopter.

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