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Pacific Air Forces return Global Hawk drones to Yokota Air Base

Pacific Air Forces return Global Hawk drones to Yokota Air Base

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June 4 (UPI) -- Pacific Air Forces began rotating RQ-4 Global Hawks from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam to Yokota Air Base in Japan last week, the Air Force announced Thursday. According to the Air Force, the rotation of Global Hawks to Yokota should provide a stable location from which the platform can operate when inclement weather -- such as typhoons -- have historically interfered. Advertisement "Having alternate locations to execute our mission during seasons of inclement weather ensures our ability to continue executing U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and the alliance reconnaissance requirements in support of the defense of Japan and to maintain international peace and security in the region," Lt. Col. Ben Craycraft, 319th Operations Group Detachment 1 commander, said. The RQ-4 Global Ha...
Famous birthdays for May 12: Rami Malek, Tony Hawk

Famous birthdays for May 12: Rami Malek, Tony Hawk

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May 12 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus. They include: -- Painter/poet Edward Lear in 1812 -- Nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale in 1820 -- Poet/painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti in 1828 -- Lawmaker/author Henry Cabot Lodge in 1850 -- Actor Katharine Hepburn in 1907 -- Newscaster Howard K. Smith in 1914 -- Businesswoman Mary Kay Ash in 1918 -- Convicted spy Julius Rosenberg in 1918 -- Baseball Hall of Fame member Yogi Berra in 1925 -- Composer Burt Bacharach in 1928 (age 92) File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI -- TV personality Tom Snyder in 1936 -- Artist Frank Stella in 1936 (age 84) -- Comedian George Carlin in 1937 -- Musician Steve Winwood in 1948 (age 72) -...
BAE to complete Hawk Mk127 upgrades for Australia in 2019

BAE to complete Hawk Mk127 upgrades for Australia in 2019

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Oct. 26 (UPI) -- BAE Systems Australia's project to upgrade the entire fleet of Hawk Mk127 aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force is nearly complete. Upgrade of the final Mk127 will deliver in 2019, capping the country's Lead-In Fighter Capability Assurance Program, a key component to RAAF's fast-jet training. The upgrade includes new full mission simulators and more Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation, pods, which record the in-flight information for the Mk127. RAAF has began using the Hawk aircraft that have been upgraded for training The Australian Hawk Mk127 fleet has helped the fast-jet training system since 2001, enabling the RAAF to train aircrew for combat aircraft such as F/A-18 A/B Classic Hornets, F/A-18F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers. The upgraded Hawk aircraft ena...
British-built Hawk training jets to be maintained by BAE

British-built Hawk training jets to be maintained by BAE

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Nov. 15 (UPI) -- London-based BAE Systems Ltd. announced an agreement on Wednesday to maintain and support Hawk training planes in the United Arab Emirates.BAE will contract with the UAE-based Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center, or AMMROC, to provide repairs and upgrades to Hawk Mk61, Mk102 and Mk63 aircraft at a facility in Abu Dhabi until 2020.The facility is on the grounds of Al Ain International Airport in Abu Dhabi.The single-engine, jet-powered advanced technology aircraft is typically used for training, although it also can serve as a light combat aircraft.About 1,000 British-built Hawk planes are in service with 18 governments around the world for training pilots to fly larger and more advanced fighter planes. The Hawk planes feature a variety of simulators fo...