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This is Syria's only operational Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft (YK-ATA), seen here at Paris-Le Bourget Airport in 2009. It may have been used to transport Mil Mi-25 attack helicopters to Syria from Russia through Iraqi airspace. (Photo by twin-otter64 via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA)
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Did Syria Transport Russian Attack Helicopters Through Iraqi Airspace?

Posted November 30, 2012 by Michael Grabell, ProPublica

In late October, Syria asked Iraqi authorities to grant air access for a cargo plane transporting refurbed attack helicopters from Russia.

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‘My Bad’: South Korean Military Apologizes for Shooting at Passenger Jet

Posted June 20, 2011 by BNO News

South Korean military officials on Monday apologized after its troops mistakenly opened fire on an Asiana Airlines passenger plane early Friday morning when they misidentified it for a North Korean military plane.

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Military Plane Crashes in Morocco, Killing 78

Posted July 26, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Nearly 80 people were killed on Tuesday morning when a Moroccan Royal Armed Forces C-130 Hercules transport aircraft crashed into a southern Morocco mountain during bad weather, state-run media reported. There were three survivors.

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Osama bin Laden is marked as "deceased" on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List web page following the US raid that left him dead.
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VIDEO: Navy Seal Mark Owen Credits Army Pilots for Success of Bin Laden Raid

Posted September 9, 2012 by NYCA Admin

We thought we had a pretty good idea of the Army’s helicopter badassery during the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. We now know even more.

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F-16 Pilot Ejects Safely as Fighter Jet Crashes in Southern Wisconsin

Posted June 7, 2011 by BNO News

The pilot of a U.S. Air Force fighter jet that crashed in Wisconsin on Tuesday was able to eject safely, officials said.

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Up Close and Personal With a C-17 Globemaster

Posted July 24, 2014 by Danielle Gibeault

An aerial pairing of the C-17 Globemaster and the KC-135 Stratotanker was the recent highlight at a media day in which journalists were afforded the rare opportunity to ride along.

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Video: On Board the US Air Force Doomsday Plane

Posted June 8, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Diane Sawyer gets an unprecedented look inside the E-4B Nightwatch, aka the Doomsday Plane, the 747 built to keep the nation’s command and control structure operational from the air if ground bases are rendered useless by a nuclear attack.

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Oman Orders Two Additional C-130J Super Hercules Transport Aircraft

Posted August 17, 2010 by BNO News

Lockheed Martin on Monday signed a contract with the Sultanate of Oman for two more C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.

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Russian Fighter Jet Crash in Ural Mountains Kills Both Pilots

Posted September 6, 2011 by BNO News

A Russian Air Force Mikoyan MiG-31 fither jet crashed in the central region of the country, killing both pilots on board, officials said on Tuesday.

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An Iraqi Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules takes off. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)
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Iraqi Air Force Receives Three New C-130J Super Hercules Transports

Posted December 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first three of six C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft to the Iraqi Air Force

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Shooting Spree by Afghan Pilot at Kabul Airport Kills At Least 9

Posted April 27, 2011 by BNO News

An Afghan military officer opened fire at an air force base in the Afghan capital on late Wednesday morning, officials said, killing at least nine people and injuring others.

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Dutch Military Transport Plane Arrives in Tripoli to Evacuate Citizens

Posted February 22, 2011 by BNO News

The Dutch Ministry of Defense on Tuesday said it sent a KC-10 Extender to the Libyan capital of Tripoli to evacuate its nationals and put a frigate on stand-by.

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Three Pilots Killed as Pair of Taiwan Military Jets Crash in Mountain Range

Posted September 14, 2011 by BNO News

Three pilots were killed on Tuesday evening when their two military jets crashed in a mountainous region in Taiwan, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said.

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Tail section of a Dassault Rafale jet. (Photo by Georges Seguin via wikimedia, CC-BY-SA)
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India Says French Rafale Jets Contract Being Fine-Tuned

Posted January 12, 2013 by AFP

India is fine-tuning a contract to buy 126 French-made Rafale fighter jets, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said on Thursday.

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US Marine Killed in Helicopter Crash Off Hawaii, Three Injured

Posted April 1, 2011 by BNO News

A U.S. Marine Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion crashed off the coast of Hawaii killing one person and injuring another three, officials said Wednesday.

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An aerial view of the Kandahar International Airport in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
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Suicide Car Bomb at Afghan Airport Kills 7

Posted January 20, 2012 by BNO News

At least seven people were killed on Thursday afternoon when a suicide bomber attacked an airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, officials said. Several others were injured.

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Two US Sailors Missing in Oman Helicopter Crash Declared Dead

Posted July 22, 2012 by BNO News

Two American service members who were missing since a US Navy helicopter crashed in northern Oman last week have been declared dead.

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Israeli Fighter Jet Crashes in Southern Israel; Both Crewmembers Missing

Posted November 11, 2010 by BNO News

An Israeli fighter jet carrying two crew members crashed Wednesday night in southern Israel while on a routine training flight, the military said.

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Osama Bin Laden Killed by US Special Forces in Pakistan

Posted May 1, 2011 by BNO News

U.S. President Barack Obama on late Sunday evening announced that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. operation in Pakistan.

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President Obama Honors Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

Posted August 10, 2011 by BNO News

President Barack Obama traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Tuesday to honor the 30 U.S. troops who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Saturday.

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