F-22s could take part in joint exercises with Czech Gripens

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U.S. Air Force F-22s will likely participate in joint exercises with Gripens from Czech Republic during their training deployment in Europe.

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Danish F-16s heading to Iceland for air policing mission

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Four F-16s from Denmark will fly to Iceland as the next rotation for the NATO air policing mission, replacing Czech Gripens.

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Rosoboronexport: Egypt didn’t buy Ka-52

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Rosoboronexport has refuted an earlier report by TASS that Egypt has signed a contract to buy Ka-52 attack helicopters.

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By English: Alex BeltyukovРусский: Александр Бельтюков [CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Watch 4 F-22s arriving at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany

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Four F-22s from the 95th Fighter Squadron arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 28 as part of the inaugural F-22 training deployment to Europe.

F-22 inaugural deployment to Europe
U.S. Air Force photo by Aiman 1st Class Luke Kitterman

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Iran, Russia sign MoU on implementation of S-300 sale

Posted in Air Defense on August 28th, 2015 Be the first to comment

An unidentified official from Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS) told RIA Novosti that a memorandum on the implementation of the agreement to supply Russian S-300 air defense systems to Iran has been signed.

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For the first time, USMC will have female LAAD gunners

Posted in Air Defense, Marines on August 28th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Four enlisted female U.S. Marines will create history when they graduate from the Low Altitude Air Defense Gunner’s (LAAD) Course 3-15, becoming the first to break into the all-male Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo

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CP-140 slid off runway after aborting take-off

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A RCAF CP-140 had to abort its take-off run at Nova Scotia but the aircraft subsequently slid off the runway and into grass around 11:15 a.m. on Aug. 27.

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Egypt to buy Ka-52

Posted in Army on August 28th, 2015 1 Comment

TASS reported that Egypt has placed an order for an unspecific number of Ka-52 attack helicopters.

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USS Ronald Reagan to begin its journey to Japan on Aug. 31

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USS Ronald Reagan will depart San Diego for Japan as the forward deployed carrier from Aug. 31.

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Britain to remanufacture 50 WAH-64s to AH-64Es

Posted in Army, Industry on August 28th, 2015 Be the first to comment

The U.S. Congress has been informed on a potential FMS to remanufacture 50 British WAH-64 Mk 1s to AH-64Es. The estimated cost of the deal is around $3 billion.

A British Army WAH-64 'Apache' attack helicopter prior to firing its underslung 30mm cannon. Lulworth Camp-Bovington Ranges, Dorset. 19-11-2002 MOD 45142233
Photo: Corporal Mark BALLANTYNE RLC/MOD [OGL], via Wikimedia Commons

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