Equatorial Guninea is the newest operator of C-295

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Equatorial Guinea has placed an order for two C-295 aircraft, one will be for troop transport while the other will be configured for maritime surveillance.

Polish Air Force CASA C-295M Lofting
By Chris Lofting [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Russian Mi-8 crash kills 4

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Four people aboard a Russian Army Mi-8 helicopter were killed when the rotor-craft went down in Pskov region northwest of Moscow on Feb. 8.

Mi-8 Stargard (24760971855)
By Rob Schleiffert from Holland (Mi-8 Stargard) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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USN has started the process to bring P-8A to Iceland

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The fiscal 2017 defense budget has an item to upgrade an aircraft hangar at the former Naval Air Station Keflavik in order to support future P-8A missions out of Iceland.

US Navy 061108-N-3013W-039 An Icelandic de-icing crew working for Keflavik International Airport sprays down the surface of a P3-C Orion before a flight
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Pakistan Army Aviation Mushshak crashed

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A Pakistan Army Aviation MFI-17 Mushshak crashed on Feb. 9, killing two on board the aircraft. The aircraft was on a training mission when it went down near Gujranwala.

Pakistan MFI-17 Super Mushshak Ryabtsev
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China summons South Korean envoy to protest against THAAD deployment

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South Korea’s Ambassador to Beijing, Kim Jang-soo, was summoned by China’s Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin on Feb. 7 to protest Seoul’s decision to start talks with Washington over the deployment of a THAAD unit in South Korea.

THAAD
Photo: Missile Defense Agency

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