Turkey and U.S. ‘agree in principle’ to give air support for Syrian rebels

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Syrian rebel forces who have been trained by a U.S.-led program on Turkish territory will be getting air support from Turkey and the United States.

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Georgia unveils unmanned attack helicopter

Posted in Research on May 26th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Georgia’s state research and development center Delta has unveiled an unmanned attack helicopter.

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Welsh: “China and Russia will be fielding capability that is better than what we currently have in many areas”

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Chief of staff of the United States Air Force told Fox News that China and Russia will soon field capability that will surpass the U.S. in many areas in a short time.


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PAF K-8 crashed

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Two on board a Pakistan Air Force K-8 jet trainer ejected safely after their jet went down in Swabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on May 25. Photo of the wreckage is in the source.

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World War 2 Veteran recognized as Tuskegee Airman

Posted in Heritage on May 25th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Former Sgt. John M. Watson fought in the Second World War as a crew chief with the Tuskegee Airman. However, he was not officially recognized as a member of the group until May 20.

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Saudi says no F-15 was shot down in Yemen

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Saudi Arabia clarified that none of its fighter aircraft was shot down over Yemen. Photos on the internet show a pylon with two AIM-9 missiles and an external fuel tank.

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Thai military rejects U.S. request to station P-3C in Phuket to search for boat refugees

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The U.S. Navy had dispatched a P-3C to Phuket, Thailand to participate in Exercise Guardian Sea, the U.S. government wanted the plane to remain after the exercise in order to search for Rohingya refugees. The request was rejected by the Thai military.

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Russian Helicopters launches series production of new Mi-26T2

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Russian Helicopters has launched series production of the Mi-26T2 helicopter at Rostvertol.

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Egypt to place order for 46 MiG-29s

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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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