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Shaheed Mwaffaq AB
MUWAFFAQ SALTI AIR BASE ( Arabic
Arabic
قاعدة الشهيد موفق السلطي الجوية - الازرق ) is a Royal Jordanian Air Force air base located in Azraq
Azraq
, Zarqa Governorate . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Current use * 3 See also * 4 References HISTORY First Lieutenant Muwaffaq Salti In 1918, during World War I, T.E. Lawrence
T.E. Lawrence
(also known as Lawrence of Arabia) used the historic castle in Azraq
Azraq
and the plains at that site as a base for use as a landing ground for the aircraft which were supporting the column pushing north towards Syria. The main qualities of the area were its good visibility and fine weather for flying. In 1976, the area was chosen by the Royal Jordanian Air Force
Royal Jordanian Air Force
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General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
The GENERAL ATOMICS MQ-9 REAPER (sometimes called PREDATOR B) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of remotely controlled or autonomous flight operations, developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) primarily for the United States
United States
Air Force (USAF). The MQ-9 and other UAVs are referred to as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) by the USAF to indicate their human ground controllers. The MQ-9 is the first hunter-killer UAV designed for long-endurance, high-altitude surveillance
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H-4 Air Base
H-4 AIR BASE is a Royal Jordanian Air Force base located near Ruwaished in Mafraq Governorate , Jordan . OVERVIEWThis airfield was built to support the H4 oil pumping station of the Mosul–Haifa oil pipeline built by the Iraq Petroleum Company between 1932 and 1934 in the Emirate of Transjordan at that time a protectorate of the British Empire. The airfield was used by the RAF during World War Two as the Advanced Headquarters for operations against the rebels in Iraq during the Anglo-Iraqi War . The Airbase is now operated by the Royal Jordanian Air Force. Between November 2014 and January 2015, the United States began positioning MQ-9 Reaper UAVs at the base. The base also houses AH-1F Cobras , believed to be from the 10th and 12th Squadrons of the Royal Jordanian Air Force, and a Cessna 208B Caravan from the 15th Squadron. REFERENCES * ^ A B C Kaplan, George (July 3, 2017). "We\'ve Spotted a Secret American Drone Base in Jordan". War is Boring
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Copyright Status Of Work By The U.S. Government
A WORK OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, as defined by the United States copyright law , is "a work prepared by an officer or employee" of the federal government "as part of that person's official duties." In general, under section 105 of the Copyright Act, such works are not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law and are therefore in the public domain . This act only applies to U.S. domestic copyright as that is the extent of U.S. federal law. The U.S. government asserts that it can still hold the copyright to those works in other countries. Publication of an otherwise protected work by the U.S. government does not put that work in the public domain. For example, government publications may include works copyrighted by a contractor or grantee; copyrighted material assigned to the U.S. Government; or copyrighted information from other sources
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Royal Bahraini Air Force
The ROYAL BAHRAINI AIR FORCE (Arabic : سلاح الجو الملكي البحريني‎‎, abbreviated as RBAF, formerly known as BAHRAIN AMIRI AIR FORCE) is the aerial warfare branch of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF). Originally formed as the BDF Air Wing in 1977, it became an independent service branch in 1987. Its first combat operations were conducted during the Gulf War . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Operations * 1.2 Equipment * 1.3 Incidents and Accidents * 2 Current * 2.1 Squadrons * 2.2 Bases * 2.3 Personnel * 3 Aircraft * 3.1 Current inventory * 4 Future * 5 References HISTORY A Bahrain Air Force Agusta-Bell 212 Twin Huey in flight over the Persian Gulf during a training mission in 1991 The Bahrain Defence Force, which itself had come into being after the country's independence from the United Kingdom in 1971, first organized an air wing in 1977
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20th Fighter Wing
The 20TH FIGHTER WING (20 FW) is a wing of the United States
United States
Air Force and the host unit at Shaw Air Force Base
Shaw Air Force Base
South Carolina
South Carolina
. The wing is assigned to Air Combat Command
Air Combat Command
's Ninth Air Force
Ninth Air Force
. The mission of the 20th FW is to provide, project and sustain combat -ready aircraft in conventional and anti-radiation suppression of enemy air defenses, strategic attack, counter-air, air interdiction, joint maritime operations and combat search-and-rescue missions
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General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
The GENERAL DYNAMICS F-16
F-16
FIGHTING FALCON is a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin
) for the United States
United States
Air Force (USAF). Designed as an air superiority day fighter , it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. Over 4,500 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976. Although no longer being purchased by the U.S. Air Force, improved versions are still being built for export customers. In 1993, General Dynamics sold its aircraft manufacturing business to the Lockheed Corporation , which in turn became part of Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin
after a 1995 merger with Martin Marietta
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Royal Netherlands Air Force
The ROYAL NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE (RNLAF; Dutch : Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), "Royal Air Force"), is the military aviation branch of the Netherlands
Netherlands
Armed Forces . It was created in 1953, though its ancestor, the Luchtvaartafdeling (aviation department) of the Dutch Army was founded with four pilots on 1 July 1913. The aerobatic display team of the Royal Netherlands
Netherlands
Air Force is the Solo Display Team
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Air Force Historical Research Agency
The AIR FORCE HISTORICAL RESEARCH AGENCY is the repository for United States Air Force historical documents . The Agency's collection, begun during World War II
World War II
in Washington, D.C. , moved in 1949 to Maxwell Air Force Base , the site of Air University , to provide research facilities for professional military education students, the faculty , visiting scholars , and the general public . SEE ALSO * United States Air Force
United States Air Force
portal * Air University * Maxwell Air Force Base * History of the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
* Fairchild Memorial Hall * Air Force History and Museums Program REFERENCES * ^ Catherine D. Scott, ed., Aeronautics and Space Flight Collections (1985) New York: Hayworth Press, “United States Air Force Historical Collection” Lloyd H
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AirForces Monthly
AIR FORCES MONTHLY is a military aviation magazine published by Key Publishing , and based in Stamford, Lincolnshire
Stamford, Lincolnshire
, United Kingdom. It was established in 1988. Topics covered by AirForces Monthly
AirForces Monthly
magazine include: * Comprehensive coverage of the world's air forces * Attrition * Insights into the latest military technology * Military conflicts, weaponry and exercises * Personnel interviewsSister publications include Air International
Air International
, Air Enthusiast , Airliner World , Airports International, and FlyPast . REFERENCES * ^ A B "Aviation Magazines". Aircraft International. Retrieved 31 January 2016. * ^ "About, Air Forces Monthly"
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Muwaffaq Salti Air Base
MUWAFFAQ SALTI AIR BASE (Arabic قاعدة الشهيد موفق السلطي الجوية - الازرق ) is a Royal Jordanian Air Force air base located in Azraq , Zarqa Governorate . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Current use * 3 See also * 4 References HISTORY First Lieutenant Muwaffaq Salti In 1918, during World War I, T.E. Lawrence (also known as Lawrence of Arabia) used the historic castle in Azraq and the plains at that site as a base for use as a landing ground for the aircraft which were supporting the column pushing north towards Syria. The main qualities of the area were its good visibility and fine weather for flying. In 1976, the area was chosen by the Royal Jordanian Air Force for a major new air base. Construction started that same year and in November, 1980, No 1 (Northrop F-5A/B Freedom Fighter 's) and No 11 squadrons (F-5E/F Tiger II's) were deployed there. The air base was officially opened on May 24, 1981
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Key Publishing
KEY PUBLISHING is a magazine publishing company specialising in aviation titles, based in Stamford, Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
, England. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Products * 2.1 Titles * 3 Websites * 4 Structure * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORY Airliner World was launched in 1999. In 2005 it launched Airports of the World., and in the same year it bought PC Pilot (originally launched in 1999). PC Pilot is the world's best selling flight simulation magazine. In December 2006, their offices were burgled, with ten computers being stolen. In October 2009, it bought Spain's leading aviation magazine Avion Revue, and its Latin American (Mexico and Argentina) editions., formerly owned by Motor Presse - Ibérica (a division of Europe's largest publishing firm - Gruner + Jahr )
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England
ENGLAND is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. It shares land borders with Scotland
Scotland
to the north and Wales
Wales
to the west. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England
England
and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England
England
is separated from continental Europe
Europe
by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel
English Channel
to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
(which lies in the North Atlantic ) in its centre and south, and includes over 100 smaller named islands such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight
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Stamford, Lincolnshire
STAMFORD is a town on the River Welland
River Welland
in Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
, England, 92 miles (148 km) north of London
London
on the A1 . The population at the 2001 census was 21,800 including the adjacent parish of St Martin\'s Without . The town has 17th and 18th-century stone buildings, older timber-framed buildings and five medieval parish churches. In 2013, Stamford was rated the best place to live by The Sunday Times
The Sunday Times

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Lincolnshire
Coordinates : 53°4′N 0°11′W / 53.067°N 0.183°W / 53.067; -0.183 LINCOLNSHIRE County Flag Motto : Land and God Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
in England
England
SOVEREIGN STATE
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