August 31, 2018
363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course students load bombs at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, August 15, 2018. To ensure the bomb is correctly aligned two set of eyes are set up to see the horizontal and the vertical angle of the bomb rack. Each one communicating to the driver of the lift to make slight adjustments. In a usual operation there will only be about three Airmen working to load a bomb. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)
RT @DefenceES: Watch a @RoyalAirForce and @RoyalNavy F-35 Lightning⚡refuel over the Atlantic on its way to its new home at RAF Marham https://t.co/3ywAEJ8twz #aviation #navigation #Defence #AVGeek @marklanebiz @ron_eisele pic.twitter.com/5NUfM3Fwaf— Royal Institute of Navigation (@at_RIN) August 30, 2018
151 years of friendship in one photo: 3 military jet teams from 2 countries sharing the skies over 1 common border. #CFSnowbirds joined our #FriendsPartnersAllies @AFThunderbirds & @BlueAngels in a historic formation flight. 1st time all 3 jet teams have flown together! pic.twitter.com/CUdSuoiGaZ— CF Snowbirds (@CFSnowbirds) August 31, 2018
August 30, 2018
NEWS: A British F-35 Lightning has carried out its first trials armed with UK-built weapons, showcasing the major role that the UK plays in the supersonic aircraft and bringing it a step closer to operations on the frontline. Read more: https://t.co/cVtkrRAX5I 🇬🇧🌎 @thef35 #F35 pic.twitter.com/TOLloalbC4— Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) August 30, 2018
A Turkish Kirpi MRAP vehicle involved in another rollover accident, 2 Turkish soldiers killed, 7 injured
Ex #SCO2018. The final day of SCO Exercise Peace Mission marked validation of joint exercise in counter terrorist environment. Cooperation & synergy were hallmark of today's validation & testimony to integration & seamless execution that nations can achieve against terrorism. pic.twitter.com/LIPXJmlrnJ— ADG PI - INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) August 29, 2018
August 29, 2018
August 28, 2018
Iran has signed a deal to rebuild Syria’s armed forces, which have been depleted by more than seven years civil war, Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Monday.
Hatami, on a two-day visit to Syria, told the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen TV station that the agreement also stipulates helping rebuild Syria's military industry.
The announcement comes as the U.S. under President Donald Trump shifts is toughening its stance on Iran’s support for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government, which has weathered a calamitous civil war.
The White House has demanded that Iran extract itself from Syria as an essential precondition to lifting sanctions that went into effect earlier this month.
Israel has also been critical of Iran’s expanding role in Syria, saying it won’t tolerate a permanent Iranian military presence near its frontiers.
Iran has been an essential backer of Syria's government in the civil war now in its seventh year, providing advisers, military supplies, training and thousands of militiamen to fight alongside the Syrian army.Hatami said Iran was in Syria at the invitation of the government.
The precise details of the agreement were not announced.
The Syrian government does not release casualty numbers, but monitoring groups say the government has lost tens of thousands of fighters since the civil war broke out in 2011.
Iran and Russia both intervened on behalf of the government as opposition forces gained ground in the early years of the war.