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U.S. Air Force Special Tactics operators, assigned to the 352d Special Operations Wing, prepare to conduct a simulated medevac mission on March 2, 2020, near Constanta, Romania, using the 352 SOW’s CV-22B Osprey. The training event was part of a larger special operations air-land integrations (SOALI) exercise with Romanian and Polish SOF. The exercise marked […]

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USSOCOM Selects 5 Armed Overwatch Program Contenders

U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded a total of $19.2 million for prototype aircraft to take part in demonstration fly-offs for the SOCOM Armed Overwatch program. Five companies will submit their proposed low-cost, rugged aircraft to fly surveillance and strike missions under austere conditions.   The prototype demonstrations are expected to be completed by March […]

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Coming in cold! A Canadian Armed Forces Bell CH-146 Griffon coming in to land during a winter exercise. The Bell CH-146 Griffon is a multi-role utility helicopter of the Huey family, designed by Bell Helicopter Textron as a variant of the Bell 412EP for the Canadian Armed Forces. The CH-146 is used in a wide variety […]

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The exercise “FALL WIND 2020” has mobilized nearly 500 Legionnaire paratroopers throughout Balagne for a week. The first phase involved dropping divers of the nautical company at sea from French Air Force helicopters to scout the enemy bastion of the Ile Rousse. After 36 hours of fierce fight in the maquis against opposing force, the […]

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C-130 Hercules Celebrates Its 66th Birthday

On August 23, 1954 the YC-130 Hercules made its maiden flight in California from the Lockheed Martin plant in Burbank to Edwards Air Force Base. The C-130 is still in production today, making it the longest running military aircraft production line in history.   The need for the C-130 came from Air Force’s Tactical Air […]

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