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Aero Report September 20th, 2014



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September 20th, 2014

Video shows French air strike in Iraq from launch to recovery, including aerial refueling

Yesterday two Rafale jets conducted the first French air strike in Iraq. And here’s a video which shows the mission from beginning to end...

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Fundraiser draws $50K to support family of pilot killed in F-15 crash

When Lt. Col. Jeffry Blake got the news that it was Lt. Col. Morris “Moose” Fontenot who died in the F-15C crash Aug. 27 in rural western Virginia, he and members of the 131st Fighter Squadron, immediately banded together to support Fontenot’s family...

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Anti-submarine choppers to be made in India soon

The Indian Navy’s wait for the much-needed anti-submarine warfare helicopters to operate from its warships may just get longer. The Narendra Modi government, determined to push domestic manufacturing of defence equipment...

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Blue Bridge 2014: Romania and Bulgaria in Air Policing exercise

Bulgaria and Romania will begin a joint air policing exercise this month to practice measures against potential threat to strategic facilities from hijacked or suspicious aircraft...

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AFRICA AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE 2014

The premier exhibition of air, sea and land technologies on the African continent...

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Raptors and Hornets fend off Russians

While it took too long for Swedish Air Force Gripen fighters on Quick Reaction Alert to react earlier this week, USAF F-22 Raptor and Canadian CF-188 Hornet fighter jets were quick to fend off advancing Russian combat aircraft...

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Navy’s Triton unmanned aircraft completes first cross-country flight

The MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Sept. 18 after completing its inaugural cross-country ferry flight, bringing the Navy closer to delivering this new capability to the fleet...

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Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 Upgrade Progresses Despite Groundings

Although a $2.2 billion upgrade of India’s Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters is progressing, around a quarter of the fleet of 49 is grounded because a contract for spares has remained unsigned for years, AIN has learned from sources involved in the program...

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