USINDOPACOM conducted an operational demonstration of the Quickstrike-ER Naval Mine Project at the Pacific Missile Range Facility.
AC-208 'Combat Caravan' Blasts Daesh
The Iraqi air force employs the AC-208 'Combat Caravan' against Daesh positions in Iraq. The AC-208 Combat Caravan is a light attack combat aircraft manufactured by the US-based aerospace and defence company Alliant Techsystems (ATK). It is derived from the Cessna 208 Grand Caravan aircraft. The AC-208 Combat Caravan is armed with Hellfire missiles. Other upgrades over the basic Cessna Grand Caravan include an electro-optical targeting system with an integrated laser designator, air-to-ground and air-to-air data link and self-protection equipment.