Tag Archives: Air Force

Russia’s growing influence in the post-Arab Spring Middle East

Russia is set to maintain an indefinite presence in its airbase in Syria’s western Latakia province, from where it has been carrying out airstrikes in support of its sole remaining regional ally, the regime in Damascus. Following the Kremlin’s decisive … Continue reading

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Predators Join Reapers at Jordan’s Muwaffaq

In February of this year, we reported that Jordan had quietly hosted a deployment of U.S. or Coalition MQ-9 Reapers, which were deployed to Jordan’s Muwaffaq airbase between February and March 2015. New satellite imagery released in Google Earth shows … Continue reading

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From where will Tehran acquire modern fighter jets?

An enthusiast with an interest in vintage American warplanes would doubtlessly enjoy the skies over Tehran during Iran’s annual Sacred Defense military parades. After all, where else in the world today can you actually see a flying F-14 Tomcat? Nowhere, … Continue reading

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Imagery of the Week: IAF still Flying UAVs from India’s Tezpur

Commercial satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe confirms that the Indian Air Force still flies the IAI Heron from Assam’s Tezpur. The airbase is located less than 20km from the disputed territory of Arunachal Pradesh. Space snapshots from October 2015 show the Israeli-built … Continue reading

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The American Drone Base in Cameroon

by Dan Gettinger. He is co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College. This article was first published there and re-published by Dan’s permission — thank you! Garoua, a city in northern Cameroon, lies along … Continue reading

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Will Russian air power solidify de-facto Syrian Kurdish autonomy?

by Paul Iddon. When the United States began its bombing campaign in Syria last year, America’s jets notably packed anti-radiation (HARM) missiles — likely in case the remnants of Syria’s air defenses tried to shoot them down, or accidentally opened fire on them, while … Continue reading

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Belarus Preps Additional SU-24M For Export

Sudan could soon receive additional SU-24M ground attack aircraft overhauled in Belarus, recently acquired satellite imagery suggests. Last year, workers at Belarus’ 558th Aircraft Repair Plant in Baranovichi moved three decommissioned Sukhoi Su-24M Fencer from open storage to the plant’s … Continue reading

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THAAD Permanently Protecting U.S. Assets in Asia Pacific

With all the talk on the Asia Pacific centered on China’s island building activities in the South China Sea, we often forget about North Korea’s crackpot dictator. But don’t worry, the U.S. military hasn’t. Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., commander … Continue reading

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Allied Maritime Basing Initiative: Strategie für Arme

von Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter). Er ist Journalist in Berlin mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheits- und Geopolitik. Es ist fast schon ein Naturgesetz der NATO: ohne die Amerikaner geht nichts. Aber eben nur fast; denn jetzt ist es mal umgekehrt. … Continue reading

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Personal Theories of Power: Air Power – Annihilation, Attrition, and Temporal Paralysis

by Rich Ganske. This article is part of the Personal Theories of Power series, a joint Bridge–CIMSEC project which asked a group of national security professionals to provide their theory of power and its application. We hope this launches a … Continue reading

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