United Arabian Emirates has deployed nine Mirage-2000 Jets To Eritrea's Assab airport for supporting military operation in Southern Yemen.
The United Arab Emirates has deployed a combat air group that also includes two Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, two Bell 407 helicopters, one Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, and two Bombardier Dash 8 turboprop airliners, according to Airbus Defence and Space satellite imagery show.
All these jet fighters were there at the airport on 20 October, IHS Jane’s reported today.
Moreover, this combination of aircraft is only in service with the UAE air force, which has about 40 Mirage 2000-9EAD jets and operates the Northstar Aviation 407MHR armed version of the Bell helicopter.
During March this year, one of the UAE's mirage fighter jets had crashed in the southern port city of Aden during a combat operation, killing two pilots. Then, the coalition had released statement that it was crashed due to technical fault.
A Pakistani Air Force pilot was killed as the Mirage aircraft he was in crashed near Karachis Musharraf colony. PAF Mirage jetbearing tale number 921 took off from Masroor Base, before it crashed near Musharraf Colony
Houthis rebels from war-torn Yemen launched a failed missile attack against a US Navy destroyer on Sunday, a US military spokesman said. Two missiles failed to hit the US Navy ship after being launched, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told Reuters news agency
Indian Air Force has fired a long range air-to-air MICA missile from Mirage-2000 fighter jet on a manoeuvring target. The missile achieved a direct hit on a target which was much smaller than an actual aircraft and flying at a low altitude, several Indian media reported
A United Arab Emirates military helicopter crashed into the sea on Sunday, killing two crew members, the countrys armed forces said in a statement. The aircraft crashed “during a routine flight over international waters, causing the death of its pilot and co-pilot,” said the statement on the official WAM news agency
Sixteen civilians and a soldier were killed in the first US president Donald Trump authorized military operations carried out in Yemen last Saturday. The US military said it killed 14 militants from “al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula” (AQAP), the organizations branch in Yemen, in an attack launched on the rural Yakla district of al-Baida province
India and UAE will strengthen defense and security cooperation and may sign some crucial agreements, including joint production of aircraft and also a portion of Rafale fighter jets. India will strengthen their strategic partnership by setting up defense and security cooperation with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi who reached India on Tuesday upon invitation to become Chief Guest for the Republic Day parade
The Saudi-led coalition has admitted to using banned Britain-supplied BL-755 cluster munitions in its war against Shia rebels in Yemen, the UKs defense minister Michael Fallon said on Monday. In a statement issued on Monday, coalition said that it used ‘the BL-755 cluster munitions sometime between December 2015-January 2016
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale of 28 AH-64E Remanufactured Apache Attack Helicopters and 9 new AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopters estimated $3.5 billion to the United Arab Emirate
Saudi Arabia has shot down 11 Scud missiles fired by Al Houthi rebels from across the Yemen border after fighting intensified since the collapse of a US-backed ceasefire last week. Saudi Arabia has deployed Patriot missile batteries to counter tactical ballistic missiles that have been fired sporadically from Yemen during the course of the war, Gulfnews reported Friday
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