May 29, 2012 Military Aviation News

War Games In Jordan


It's a familiar scene - military aircraft and personnel in the desert - only in this case, it's part of a war game in southern Jordan involving thousands of troops from all over the world. Forces from 18 countries including the U.S., Jordan, Lebanon and Italy are participating in the exercise. Dubbed "Eager Lion" the scenarios give troops a chance to learn how to carry out attacks on ground targets in coordination with artillery and air power.

Does anybody still need aircraft carriers?


They are floating airfields that can deploy a nation's military might across the world's oceans. In May 1912, the first plane took off from a moving warship, the HMS Hibernia, temporarily adapted for the purpose. The idea of dedicated floating platforms had been mooted in 1909, but it wasn't until 1918 that the HMS Argus became the first proper carrier.

India And Israel Strategic Partnership: Challenges And Opportunities – Analysis


Today’s strategic environment provides boundless space for the both the international and regional actors to understand, share and cooperate with each other in order to protect and secure their own national interest and maintain strategic stability within their own region. Every nation in the international affairs has its own strategic significance against another in terms of its strategic location for economic and military means.

Copter crash in eastern Afghanistan kills 2 NATO troops


A helicopter crash killed two NATO service members in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, and a third died in an insurgent attack in the south, the U.S.-led coalition said. The deaths raised the number of NATO troops who have been killed in Afghanistan this year to 172. NATO is aiming to withdraw its combat forces by the end of 2014 and turn security responsibility over to the Afghans.

IAF conducts first ever landing of 'Super Hercules' military aircraft at Car Nicobar airbase


India is slowly but surely bolstering its military presence in the crucial Andaman and Nicobar Islands in keeping with the overall policy to counter China's strategic moves in the Indian Ocean region as well as ensure security of the sea lanes converging towards the Malacca Strait.

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