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3/27/2015
Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes
Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels battled with his forces on the outskirts of the southern port city. Throughout the day, warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck at the Shi'ite Houthis and allied army units, who have taken over much of the country and seek to oust Hadi.
3/27/2015
China Is the New Power Broker in the Persian Gulf
For much of its history, China has made a point of steering clear of other countries’ internal affairs. But that changed late last year, when the Middle Kingdom entered into the international arena in a way it hadn’t before, offering both money and military might to fight the terrors of the Islamic State.
3/27/2015
he secret attempt to mothball the A-10 cannot stand
Supporters of the famous A-10 "Warthog" attack aircraft — a club that includes U.S. ground troops stationed in dangerous places around the world — are getting a lesson in Defense Department appropriations politics. They are learning that there are ways to mothball a fleet of warplanes. When those ways run into serious opposition, there are… other ways.
3/27/2015
Iranians suffer embarrassing defeat in Iraq
The Iranians have suffered a humiliating defeat. More than 20,000 fighters with Iranian-backed Shiite militias have withdrawn from the 3-week-old battle to oust Islamic State militants from the Iraqi city of Tikrit. And the Iraqis have turned back to the U.S. military for help. U.S. aircraft launched airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday for the first time since the battle began, providing vital military support that came only after the Iraqi government agreed to seize command and control of the fig
3/27/2015
First lady casualty in military
Lt Kiran Shekhawat was part of the naval women's contingent that marched down Rajpath this Republic Day. Today, her body was retrieved from the fuselage of the Dornier that "ditched into the sea" on Tuesday night. A routine training sortie had claimed the life of the young woman - the first lady officer in the armed forces - post-Independence - to be killed in the line of duty.
3/27/2015
Defending Russia delivers 4 fighter aircraft to Kazakhstan
Defending Russia said it has confirmed delivery to Kazakhstan of four Russian fighter aircraft Su-30SM. The delivery marks the completion of the first phase of the order, which was announced in February and will see a total of 36 aircraft manufactured and exported to Kazakhstan, as the country looks to bolster its combat aircraft reserves.
3/27/2015
Why the Marine Corps Is Rushing to Deploy an Imperfect Combat Aircraft
The biggest story this year so far in the F-35 joint strike fighter world is not the soaring cost of the aircraft — a problem that appears to have been contained, according to the program manager — but the determination of the Marine Corps to put the aircraft into service even though its mission software is unfinished and cracks surfaced in one of its main bulkheads.
3/27/2015
"Russian Combat Aircraft Tracked by NATO and Swedish Air Force"
NATO jets and Sweden's air force were scrambled on Tuesday to escort Russian combat aircraft flying over the Baltic Sea, according to officials. Two nuclear-capable Russian bombers and two fighter planes were flying in international airspace, according to Sweden's armed forces.
3/27/2015
Russia's New Military Transport Plane Set to Make Its Maiden Flight in 2017
The aircraft's mass production is expected to be launched in 2019. The twin-engine turboprop plane, developed by the Ilyushin Aviation Complex (JSC IL), will be manufactured by the Voronezh Aircraft Production Association at an aircraft plant in Voronezh, located some 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Moscow. It will replace the Antonov An-26.
3/26/2015
The sun rises again: Japan shows off the awesome might of its re-emerging naval power with new colossal helicopter carrier - its biggest warship since WWII
Japan's navy today took delivery of its biggest warship since the Second World War as it continues expanding its military capability in an attempt to shed its post-war pacifism. Today the Izumo, a helicopter carrier as big as the Imperial Navy aircraft carriers that battled the United States in the Pacific, was delivered to the navy in a crowning achievement for the nation's military forces.
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