Search Results: "Islamic State and air strikes"


  • UK removes one Reaper from service

    The UK has reduced its number of operational General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc MQ-9 Reaper medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), with one of the 10 aircraft currently in the US for decommissioning. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) made the disclosure in a

  • UK RAF Typhoon aircraft shift to ISR for Operation ‘Shader’

    As the Islamic State group has been cleared from more of the territory that it once held, UK Royal Air Force Eurofighter (RAF) Typhoons on Operation ‘Shader’ are flying fewer planned attack missions, and instead are increasingly being used for ‘armed overwatch’, with a

  • REGIONAL FOCUS - Europe [ES2016D3]

    The Ukraine crisis and Russia continue to cast a long shadow, with the rest of Europe still reeling from the outbreak of war on its eastern borders. Threats to the east were not confined to Russia, however.

  • Gulf air forces display new-found confidence [IDX15VP]

    In recent years, the air forces of the Gulf nations have undergone a dramatic transformation, growing in both size and stature. In the past few months, the Royal Bahraini Air Force, the Royal Jordanian Air Force, the Qatar Emiri Air Force, the Royal Saudi Air Force and the UAE Air Force and Air

  • Jordan breaks silence on airstrikes after death of pilot

    Emboldened by the death of one of their pilots at the hands of the Islamic State, the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) acknowledged for the first time on 5 February that Jordan had carried out airstrikes against the militant group. Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasasbeh was captured after ejecting from his F-16

  • Military air strikes kill seven ISIL militants in Iraq's Babil

    SEVEN Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were killed during military air strikes targeting their positions in Al-Farisiya and Al-Abed Wais in Jurf al-Sakhar area in Iraq's Babil province on 29 April, NINA reported. A number of weapons caches were seized in a follow-up ground

  • Analysis: How the RAF will target IS

    The introduction of RAF Tornado aircraft in a strike role will provide the coalition with an enhanced capability to engage moving targets through the use of MBDA’s Dual Mode Brimstone (DMB) missile. DMB features both Semi-Active Laser (SAL) and MMW radar guidance, providing a greater ability

  • Military air strikes kill 25 Islamic State militants in Iraq's Anbar

    IN A STATEMENT released on 20 September, a security official stated that 25 Islamic State militants were killed during military air strikes targeting their hideouts in the Husaybah, Al-Obeidi, and Qaim areas of Iraq's Anbar province on an earlier unspecified date, NINA reported. A number of hideouts