Last MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific retire

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The last two MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific left Kadena Air Base, Japan on Apr. 15.

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Italian police probing AgustaWestland’s Algerian deal

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Italian tax police are probing whether executives with AgustaWestland paid bribes in the sale of helicopters to the Algerian government in 2009-2011.

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Canadian drone being tested to hunt submarines

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The Canadian military is interested to try out the TD100 from Brican Automated Systems to hunt for submarines or mines.


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Meet the Surrogate Predator

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The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has modified a Cessna 182 so that it can mimic a Predator unmanned aerial vehicle.

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PLAN frigate aimed a “powerful light” at Philippine Air Force F-27

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A Philippine Air Force F-27 transport plane flying over the Spratly Islands was illuminated by a “powerful light” from a Chinese frigate.

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By Philippine Air Force (http://www.paf.mil.ph/aircraft_gallery.html) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Chinese ship fires flares at PAF plane over Kalayaan

Video of the first X-47B autonomous mid-air refueling

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Sagem wants to arm French C-130s with AASM

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

Sagem hopes the French Air Force will be interest in an upgrade package that will fit as many as eight Sagem AASM (Armement Air-Sol Modulaire) precision guided munitions (PGMs) on its C-130s.

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British FAC successfully guide F-35 on CAS flight test

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A British Forward Air Controller (FAC) has successfully guide an F-35 on close air support flight test.

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Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson to command U.S. Navy’s Third Fleet

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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has nominated Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson to take command of the U.S. Navy’s Third Fleet.

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Viet Cong commando recalls his mission that sank an American aircraft carrier

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Former Viet Cong frogman Lam Son Nao recalls his mission on the night of May 2, 1964 that sank former escort carrier USNS Card in the port of Saigon.

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