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FEATURE: Saving Lives and Seizing Drugs

The Coast Guard Air Station in Los Angeles covers a wide and very busy area in Southern California. Alan Kenny found out more. …read more Read more here:: Key Aero Military

Air Force Conducts All Female Refueling Mission

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — Airmen from different units at Fairchild came together to conduct an all-female refueling mission March 13 in honor of women’s history month and to remember women… …read more...

Air Force Sacks Two Commanders in Europe

Two U.S. Air Force commanders in the 422nd Air Base Group at RAF Croughton have been relieved over a loss of confidence in their abilities. …read more Source:: Military.com (Air)

Air Force Doubles Down In Afghanistan, Fields New Band

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE — Despite looming budget cuts that have grounded a total of 17 combat squadrons, the Air Force has deployed its newest weapon in Afghanistan: A musical ensemble called “Hypersonic.” Screened...

Maldivian Forces Chief Calls on PAF Chief

Chief of Maldives National Defence Forces Major General Ahmed Shiyam visited Air Headquarters on Tuesday. The distinguished guest called on Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force,...

First F-35 Lightning II arrives at Luke AFB

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Escorted by two F-16s, Luke AFB’s first F-35 Lightning II arrived a little after 11 a.m. this morning from the Lockheed Martin factory in Fort Worth, Tex. “This...

Kale throttles up jet development for SOM

Kale Havacilik has accelerated efforts to develop a new jet engine for Turkey’s ‘SOM’ stand-off missiles. Kale Aerospace’s R&D division manager Burcin Elbirlik has informed TR Defence sources that the company reached an advanced...

Turkey likely to order F-35s next year

Workers can be seen on the moving line and forward fuselage assembly areas for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at Lockheed Martin Corp’s factory located in Fort Worth, Texas in this October 13, 2011...

US, nuclear allies prepare for B61 overhaul

The US has reportedly earmarked $10 billion to upgrade its “dumb” B61 tactical nuclear bombs with a newer, guided version dubbed B61-12. B61 is a tactical nuclear warhead capable of delivering a pre-determined nuclear...

Third Chengdu J-20 prototype flies

The third prototype of the Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter made its maiden flight successfully on Saturday 1st March. According to the witness report on Chinese social media, the J-20 prototype “2011” took the sky...

Colonel Preemptively Fires Himself While Assuming Command

LANGLEY AIR BASE — Citing the alarming number of military officers who’ve had their careers ended this year for sexual impropriety, Air Force Col. Nolan Franscastle preemptively removed himself from leadership of the 1st...

PLA’s tactical air-to-surface missiles (Part 1)

Since the beginning of the century, the PLA has introduced a range of tactical air-to-surface missiles (ASM) as standoff weapons for its air force and naval aviation troops. These missiles are a combination of...

PLA’s Flanker fighter family

The acquisition of the Russian Sukhoi Flanker series fighter aircraft has been an important part of China’s effort to modernise its air power. Between 1992 and 2004, China received a total of 176 examples...

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