Air International 2014-03
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Main: Military
Polish Air Force MiG-29s, assigned to 1. Eskadra Lotnictwa Taktycznego at Minsk Mazowiecki, flew as dedicated Red air fighters in TLP’s flying course 2013-2.
An AV-8B Harrier of Marine Attack Squadron 214 (VMA-214) ‘Black Sheep’ launching from the USS Bonhomme Richard during Talisman Saber 2013.
A Marine Attack Squadron 214 (VMA-214) ‘Black Sheep’ AV-8B Harrier has its wings attached aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard during Talisman Saber 2013.
Marine Attack Squadron 214 (VMA-214) ‘Black Sheep’ AV-8Bs on the USS Bonhomme Richard during certification exercises in 2013.
An AH-1W and AV-8B together, showing the flexibility of the assets at an MEU’s disposal.
A Brazilian Air Force KC-137 in the aircraft’s old scheme.
An RNLAF F-16AM from Leeuwarden-based 322 Squadron takes off from Albacete for a TLP mission. Note the Flight Profile Recorder (FPR) mounted under the wing.
The Chilean Air Force now operates three ex-US Air Force Air National Guard KC-135E Stratotankers.
Chilean Air Force KC-135E 981 (former 57-1501) at its Santiago base.
The Colombian Air Force's KC-767 Jupiter with a gaggle of IAI Kfirs.
Qatar Emiri Air Force Mirage 2000s and a HAF 331 Mira Mirage 2000-5 lined up for take-off at Tanagra.
An MH-60S Sea Hawk of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 (HSC-25) ‘Island Knights’ delivers supplies to the USS Bonhomme Richard as part of the 31 st MEU’s deployment in 2013.
Rafales provide air-refuelling capability to the Embarked Air Group. This image shows a Super Etendard Modernise air refuelling from a Rafale during a PEAN (period of naval air training) deployment aboard the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91).
Four Super Etendard Modernises from 17F deployed to Kandahar in south-eastern Afghanistan for a four-month tour as part of Operation Pamir to support NATO’s ISAF mission.
A Super Etendard Modernise from 17F assigned to the French carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91) approaches the deck of USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) during joint operations with units from French Task Force 473 in the Arabian Gulf.
A boatswain’s mate moves away from the catapult after connecting it to a Super Etendard Modernise with the hold back bar.
A 17F mechanic performs post-flight checks to make sure that the jet is in optimal condition for the next sortie.
A Super Etendard Modernise lands at BAN Landivisiau following an ASSP mission at BAN Lann-Bihoue.
Super Etendard Modernise No.61 ready to fly out to the Charles de Gaulle after being checked over by 17F mechanics and technicians.
All maintenance is now carried out at BAN Landivisiau. Aeronavale mechanics perform scheduled maintenance work in the 17F hangar.
No.17F’s flight line at BAN Landivisiau.
Jets and crews participating in TLP may be assigned a very different role than usual. A Ghedi-based Tornado IDS of 6° Stormo takes off for a mission operating as a fighter in the Red air package.
An AH-1W Cobra and a UH-1H operating from the USS Bonhomme Richard during a 2013 certification exercise.
An AH-1W and AV-8B together, showing the flexibility of the assets at an MEU’s disposal.
Hercules used by the Brazilian Air Force have recently been upgraded with traffic collision avoidance and ground proximity warning systems.
The rotors on an MV-22B folded up on the USS Bonhomme Richard.
Marines boarding a MV-22B from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (VMM-265) Dragons’ on the Bonhomme Richard.
Marines from Company E, 4th Marines, leaving an MV-22B.
MV-22Bs from the 31st MEU at the Shorewater Bay Training Area during Talisman Saber 2013.
The deployment of MEU MV-22Bs in Talisman Saber was the first time the Osprey had been used in Australia.
US Marine CpI Stephen Jarrell looks out over a village from a 31 st MEU MV-22B in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013.
A CH-46 Sea Knight approaches the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard.
A CH-53E landing back on the USS Bonhomme Richard.
Two Qatar Emiri Air Force Mirage 2000s and a HAF 331 Mira Mirage 2000-5 lined up for take-off at Tanagra.
The Qatar Emiri Air Force deployed four Mirages to Greece in the first Greco-Qatari military co-operation.
Two Hellenic Air Force Mirage 2000s, including this 2000-5BG trainer from Tanagra-based 331 Mira, operated side-by-side with the Dutch F-16s.
The co-operation between Greece and Qatar is based on their mutual operation of Mirage 2000s.
A Qatar Emiri Air Force Mirage 2000-5DDA taxies at Tanagra prior to departing for a 2-v-2 air combat practice mission.
One of two high-value air assets in the Blue air package was a Italian KC-130J tanker/transport of Pisa-San Giusto-based 46° Brigata Aerea.
Two APR-3 refuelling pods are evident on the Colombian Air Force KC-767. The type carries 35,000 litres of fuel.
The Colombian Air Force's KC-767 Jupiter with a gaggle of IAI Kfirs.
The Colombian Air Force’s KC-767 Jupiter departing Recife, Brazil.
The Colombian Air Force KC-767 is assigned to Escuadron de Transporte 811 at Daza AB in the capital Bogota.
An Aviation Boatswain’s Mate signals to the pilot of a UH-1Y Venom on the deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard during routine US 7th Fleet operations in 2013.
An AH-1W Cobra and a UH-1H operating from the USS Bonhomme Richard during a 2013 certification exercise.
Rafales provide air-refuelling capability to the Embarked Air Group. This image shows a Super Etendard Modernise air refuelling from a Rafale during a PEAN (period of naval air training) deployment aboard the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91).
Since 2010 the Argentinian Air Force’s two KC-130Hs have been progressively upgraded with new cockpit systems.
Argentina’s KC-130Hs are used for trans­port missions as well as air refuelling.