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Opening ceremony for Aviadarts 2015

The 2015 edition of Aviadarts was officially launched by Gen. Viktor Bondarev, chief of Russian Air Force, at Ryazan on Jul. 27. …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

Final flight for OH-58Ds at Fort Drum

The U.S. Army’s 10th Combat Aviation Brigade’s OH-58D Kiowa Warriors flew their final flights at Fort Drum on Jul. 28. Photo: U.S. Army The last group of 10th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Kiowa Warriors passing...

RTAF BT-67 nearly hit by homemade rockets

A Royal Thai Air Force BT-67 training flight had to abort its mission after homemade rockets launched by villagers in Kamphaeng Phet cross their flight path. By Takeaway (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via...

Brazil set to receive last Gepard SPAAGs

The last eight of 34 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) Gepard 1A2 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs) are scheduled to depart from Germany in the first week of August and arrive in Rio de Janeiro 20 days...

Israel completes CH-53 life-extension programme

The Israel Air Force (IAF) has completed its Sikorsky CH-53 life-extension programme. The IAF said the last CH-53 left its Aerial Maintenance Unit workshop in late July and returned to its squadron. It declined...

EUNAVFOR-MED gains air support

The European mission to monitor migrant smuggling from Libya has been bolstered by the arrival in Sicily of a Swearingen Merlin IIIC maritime patrol aircraft from Luxembourg. European Union Naval Force – Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR-MED)...

SeaRAM set for Rota-based DDG 51 destroyers

The US Navy (USN) is moving ahead with a fast-track programme to install Raytheon Missile Systems’ Mk 15 Mod 31 SeaRAM inner-layer missile system on four DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided-missile destroyers forward deployed...

HSV-2 turns up off Aden

The ex-US naval logistics ship Swift is now operating under the flag of United Arab Emirates (UAE), which may be using it to support an amphibious operation in Yemen. Built by Australia’s Incat shipyard...

Saudi JSOW contract awarded to Raytheon

The US Department of Defense announced on 24 July that it had awarded a USD180 million contract to Raytheon’s Missile Systems division to produce 355 AGM-154C-1 Joint Stand-Off Weapons (JSOWs) for Saudi Arabia and...

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