MC-130 J name change promotes modern missions, preserves heritage
Officials announced at HURLBURT FIELD, Fla on March 9 a popular name change for the MC130-J that honors the Air Commando legacy and capitalizes on the versatility of the aircraft. "Air Force Special Operation Command MC-130 Js will be equipped to fly various missions and will be called Commando II," said Lt. Gen. Eric Fiel, AFSOC commander, in the memorandum requesting the change. "This name best reflects the multimission role of the aircraft and the units that will fly them."
Official rollout of first Euro Hawk for German Forces
EURO HAWK, the premier Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) for the German Armed Forces, was presented today to government officials and media during a rollout ceremony held in Manching, Germany.
Rare restored Fury arrives at Duxford
A very special aircraft arrives at Duxford. Recently, Historic Aircraft Collection (HAC) brought a very special historic aircraft to Duxford for reassembly and display.
UN authorises Libya No Fly Zone
March 17 - The United Nations Security Council has passed Resolution 1973 which gives authorisation to member countries to take military action against all threats to civilians, which could include bombing ground forces loyal to Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and the establishment of a no fly zone. The resolution however does not allow for an invasion of Libya.