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Old February 22nd, 2015, 11:47 PM   #161
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Future aDDis,....Su-34?.....is the Ethio military getting those?
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 03:14 AM   #162
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US gov't donates Hercules aircraft to Ethiopian Air Force

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21 February 2015
Written by Kaleyesus Bekele

The US government has donated a C-130E Hercules military transport aircraft to the Ethiopian Air Force. Reliable sources told The Reporter that the Ethiopian Air Force has acquired the aircraft that was being operated by the US Air Force. Sources said the USAF-130E recently entered service with No 15 squadron at Ethiopian Air Force main airbase in Bishoftu town, Oromia Regional State.

The US Embassy in Addis Ababa has confirmed that the United States government donated a single C-130E military transport aircraft to the Government of Ethiopia. In a statement sent to The Reporter the embassy said, “This aircraft’s primary use is for tactical airlift of troops and equipment to support Ethiopian participation in AU and UN peacekeeping operations”. According to the embassy, the donation includes some training on navigation and maintenance procedures.

Ethiopia’s military transport fleet has been heavily engaged in transporting equipment for international forces fighting militants in Somalia. In August 2013 Ethiopian Air Force lost two military transport aircraft in Mogadishu, Somalia due to crash landings. The Ethiopian Air Force lost C130 and Antonov 12 military transport planes in the accidents. “The US agreed to provide replacement for a Hercules that had been lost,” sources told The Reporter.

The aircraft selected for transfer to Ethiopia was a C-130E that had formerly served with Puerto Rico ANG’s 198th airlift squadron before being stored in the Arizona desert at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base with 22,739 flying hours recorded.

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Old February 23rd, 2015, 03:35 AM   #163
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Somebody will flight it down to Eritrea as a gift, very soon.
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 06:47 AM   #164
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 04:58 PM   #165
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Somebody will flight it down to Eritrea as a gift, very soon.
Hey, what you talking about men! Its not even Christmas yet,...
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 05:20 PM   #166
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Hey, what you talking about men! Its not even Christmas yet,...
We'll take an easter gift
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 06:26 PM   #167
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 07:25 PM   #168
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Future aDDis,....Su-34?.....is the Ethio military getting those?
Nope, unfortunately

I was just saying how they were cheaper than the Su 30's according to some sources.

Why couldn't the US gift us with the F-16
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Old February 24th, 2015, 01:51 AM   #169
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Why couldn't the US gift us with the F-16
They have to test the water first before jumping in

Depending on the reaction to THIS gift in the neighborhood and among diaspora opposition groups, human rights watch etc.

We may hear of more "gifts" in the future
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Old February 24th, 2015, 07:49 AM   #170
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They have to test the water first before jumping in

Depending on the reaction to THIS gift in the neighborhood and among diaspora opposition groups, human rights watch etc.

We may hear of more "gifts" in the future
Check the article, they gave us this one because they manage to damage the others while landing.
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