Under New Command fOR MORE THAN FORTY years Strategic Air Command was the sole operator of the US Air Forces fleet of bombers and the majority of its tankers. However on June 1, 1992 SAC, along with Military Airlift Command (MAC) and Tactical Air Command (TAC) were replaced by two new organisations. Air Combat Command (ACC) and Air Mobility Command (AMC) were formed that day to help streamline USAF operations as the twenty first century approaches. ACC is based broadly along the lines of TAC even to me extent of having its headquarters located in the former Tactical Air Command building at Langley AFB, Virginia. AMC operates from Scott AFB, Illinois from the building previously housing the headquarters of MAC.

All aircraft formerly assigned to MAC, SAC and TAC and which are home based in the continental United States have been transferred to one of the two new Commands, resulting in new markings and colour schemes being applied. Whereas ACC has assumed virtually all of TAC’s assets and AMC has been given the majority of MAC’s aircraft types, the 1,000 plus bombers and tankers of SAC have been divided between the two organisations.

As its title suggests Air Combat Command has the primary role of strike and air defence with an area of responsibility encompassing not just the United States

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The Royal Command VC

When an attack on a German-held hill in Italy ran into trouble seventy years ago this month, Company Sergeant Major Peter “Misty” Wright lost his temper and altered the course of the entire battle. Steve Snelling chronicles the remarkable story of the Coldstream Guards hero who became a Victoria Cross recipient by Royal command.

Beneath a sweltering September sun, the thin line of troops straggled down the steep slopes to be swallowed by the thick scrub carpeting the small valley north of Salerno.

Two companies, roughly 200 men, sweated as they stumbled through the tangle of bushes and trees which

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Inside the Lunar lander.

The Lunar Module was the first manned spacecraft specifically built to deliver men to the Moon.

This two-stage spacecraft was built by the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation to ferry two astronauts and scientific equipment to the surface of the Moon. The 6.7-metre (22-foot) tall craft had an aluminium frame with titanium fittings and was covered with layers of aluminised Kapton and aluminised Mylar to provide thermal protection against micrometeoroids.

The Apollo Command Module carried it into lunar orbit, and two of the three crew transferred to it and used the descent engine to land on the Moon. After deploying scientific

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COMMAND & CONQUER: GENERALS. ИЛЛЮМИНАТУС!

Первая приличная игра во вселенной С&С со времени Tiberian Dawn.

Особенности: Свежайший трехмерный движок, множество новых идей, отсутствие тибериума, Йюуры, Кейна и прочего балагана, бомбардировка Пекина химико-бактериологическим оружием в 32-битном цвете.

Неопрятный толстяк со специфическим “чувством юмора” (любитель пускать ветры и поджигать их потом одноразовой пластиковой зажигалкой), редкими сальными волосами и пятнами от дешевой нездоровой еды на мятой майке — именно таким предстает перед нами сегодня сериал Command & Conquer (включая, между прочим, “Ренегата” с повадками жлобоватого прапорщика. Так было до середины марта 2002 от Р.Х.

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Command & Conquer: Generals (далее — C&C:G) за полгода до выхода в

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Brazilian Air Force Receives First C-295

A FORMAL hand-over ceremony took place on October 16 at the EADS CASA factory in Seville-San Pablo, Spain, for the first Forca Aerea Brasileira (FAB — Brazilian Air Force) C-295 transport.

FAB 2800 (c/n 029), allocated the FAB designation C-105A Amazonas, was accepted on behalf of the FAB by representatives from the Comando Geral de Operacoes Aereas (COMGAR — General Command for Air Operations), Comando Peral de Apoio (COMGAP — General Support Command) and Comando-Geral de Tecnologia Aeroespacial (CTA — Aerospace Technology Command).

The aircraft left the Seville factory on the first leg of its delivery flight on October 17

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Shield over the center of the country

Radar "Crown" (http://vpk-news.ru/photographs/gallery/692/)

Written by Andrew GAVRILENKO

In the next issue of the "War Council," which comes out on the radio station "Echo of Moscow" and TV "Star", attended the Chief of Staff Command of Air and Missile Defense Forces Aerospace Defense Major General Andrei Demin.

— What place troops and missile defense took in the aerospace defense of the country?— Based on the decision of the President of the Russian Federation from December 1, 2011 on the basis of the Space Forces and operational-strategic command of aerospace defense of

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Staff cars with Glonass infantry arrived in Chechnya

"In the second half of 2011, 19 motorized infantry compounds were modernized command and staff vehicles 145BM1 R-based APC. These machines are able to provide a solution to control tasks in the operational and tactical level of management in traffic and the parking lot is off, and as part of the communication center ", — said I. Gorbul.

"These samples have replaced the outdated BMP-1KSH", — he said. The main characteristics of the P-145BM1:

station can communicate simultaneously with 4 subscribers communication range on HF — up to 350 km range communication on VHF — up to 50

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Center for Special Operations at Kubinka

In the suburban village of Kuban-2 began the creation of Special Purpose Center of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.   As expected, the center has 500 contract-commandos. According to the current schedule the formation of a special-purpose center will be completed in late 2013. In the Kuban-2 will undergo additional training in a special program NCOs groups of special-purpose military districts and fleets. On the construction of housing for contract plans to spend about 700 million rubles. Submits a new command center directly Special Operations Forces of the Ministry of Defense of Russia. On the

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Successful launch TRK Point held in Kaliningrad

Start of tactical missiles "Point" is made in the Kaliningrad region on the Baltic Fleet missile exercises, the press service of the Western Military District.

"A tactical missile, following the flight of a ballistic trajectory, successfully hit the command post of the imaginary enemy. Target accuracy was 97% damaged area — about 7 hectares, "- said the press service.

It notes that this is the first launch of tactical missiles "Point" in the Kaliningrad region for the past three years.

Missile "ground-to-ground" was launched at the Baltic Fleet Training Ground "Pavenkovo." Start completed the next phase of training units Guards

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The successes of concern Constellation

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Over the past summer as part of the state defense order Voronezh concern "Constellation" commonly known, a unified management system at the tactical level (ESU TZ), put the Obukhov factory set of communication, which includes about 40 items, including unparalleled range of automated communication control Cowes -5.

Its main feature — remote control and monitoring of communications equipment. Cowes-5 also diagnose and troubleshoot equipment. The next step will be the official testing of products, after which the Group plans to start mass production.

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In the "Constellation" completed development of a set of

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