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South Sudan: Rebels Detain Kenyan Plane and Pilot

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 – 14:07 AAFonline On 3 June South Sudan rebels impounded a Kenyan chartered plane and detained its pilot, accusing him of attempted assassination. The aircraft belongs to Air Works Kenya...

AASM in debut firing from F-16

Sagem’s Armement Air-Sol Modulaire (AASM) Hammer SBU-38 precision guided munition (PGM) has been successfully launched from a Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, the first launch of the PGM from a non-French made aircraft. The...

Iraqi F-16 flies

Latest Iraqi AF news …read more Read more here:: Key Aero Military

Turkish Vipers Hunt in German Skies

Turkish Air Force has sent five F-16s to attend NATO’s JAWTEX-2014 (Joint Air Warfare Tactical Exercise-2014) drills that take place in northern Germany. Exercises include participants from Austria, France, Finland, The Netherlands, Italy, Hungary,...

Helicopter crash off Ghana kills at least 3: military

Friday, May 9, 2014 – 10:29 AFP Three people were killed on Thursday when a helicopter carrying eight passengers crashed off Ghana’s western coast, home to the nation’s offshore oil industry, the military said....

Turkey may scrap Chinese missile deal

Turkey, which had provisionally awarded the US$3.4 billion missile defence system contract to China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp, may begin seeking other offers. Photo: Reuters Chinese military experts blast Ankara, saying the...

Turkey reveals plans for Space Command

Ankara, Turkey – Turkish Air Force, country’s top scientific and technological research organization, dubbed TUBITAK and a number of industry participants are collaborating for the development of an integrated command and control center exclusively...

PLAN deploys new spy plane

Internet-sourced photo shows that a new type of electronic intelligence (ELINT) aircraft has entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The photo, thought to have been taken by a spotter, shows a...

Syrian missiles ‘locked-on to Turkish jets’

Syria’s missile systems ‘harassed’ Turkish fighter jets on Monday, the Turkish General Staff has announced in a statement. The missiles deployed in Syria locked on to Turkish F-16 fighter jets as they were carrying...

THK reluctantly accepts 1st A400M in Kayseri

The first of 10 Airbus Military A400M transport aircrafts that Turkey has ordered was finally delivered to the Turkish Air Forces (THK) on Wednesday following Airbus’ assurances that contract terms will be fully met...

F-35 Fleet Surpasses 15,000 Flying Hours

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 15, 2014 – The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program. “Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that...

F-35 Lightning II Jet to make Maiden British Flight

F-35 Lightning II will fly in Britain for the first time this summer, making its international debut in July at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford, also flying at the Farnborough International Air...

Air Force Launches Spy Satellite from Florida

The Air Force has launched a new spy satellite. An unmanned blasted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral with a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. …read more Source:: Military.com (Air)

Skilled Airmen Save Air Force Money

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – With the Air Force facing budget reductions in a financially unstable environment, Airmen from the 22nd Maintenance Squadron are saving big money by manufacturing a… …read more Source::...

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